The fight against colonialism: then and now

Date: Sunday 27th October
Time: 13:00 - 14:45
Location: Student Central, Upper Hall
Speaker: Hamid Alizadeh

The post-war period saw a wave of revolutions in the colonial world, bringing down many imperialist regimes. Liberals would have us believe that ended ‘imperialism’ and the oppression of the so-called ‘Third World’.

But the legacy of colonialism lives on today, with just as great a chasm between a handful of powerful capitalist states, and the impoverished ex-colonial countries. Handfuls of billionaires own more than the rest of the world put together. Refugees flee war-torn former colonies. And the 'Third World' continues to be exploited by multinational corporations and shackled by chains of debt to the imperialist powers.

In this talk, Hamid Alizadeh discusses the fight against imperialism and colonialism, and what Marxists in the West can do to support the struggles for liberation taking place across the world today.

Recommended reading: The colonial revolutions and the Sino-Soviet split

Recommended listening: The colonial revolutions