[Marxism] Isabel dos Santos and the African lumpen-bourgeoisie | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

John Edmundson johnedmundson4 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 00:22:03 MST 2020


Start bringing out the bodies https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51224655

On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 11:59 AM Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Thirty years ago, I was part of a Tecnica delegation that visited the
> African National Congress headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia. We were there
> to discuss the feasibility of a technical aid project for the ANC and
> the frontline states with Thabo Mbeki, the future president of
> post-apartheid South Africa. Back then, the term frontline referred to a
> group of other sub-Saharan nations that were also fighting for liberation.
>
> Chief among them was Angola that had defeated the Portuguese colonial
> army and gained independence in 1975. However, peace did not ensue.
> Three rival guerrilla armies began to fight for control over the newly
> liberated country. The international left identified with the Popular
> Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). Unfortunately, the MPLA
> had to contend with both the National Front for the Liberation of Angola
> (FNLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola
> (UNITA). Israel backed the FNLA, an alliance that most would view as
> unsavory. However, China also backed the FNLA, which only goes to show
> that Maoism had its own unsavory aspects. As for UNITA, it was wholly
> reliant on CIA support and guilty of the same kind of war crimes the
> Nicaraguan contras were carrying out.
>
> full:
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> https://louisproyect.org/2020/01/24/isabel-dos-santos-and-the-african-lumpen-bourgeoisie/
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