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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire par AL - AL Tract, Trump, Putin, Macron ... Against ALL imperialisms (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Mon, 5 Nov 2018 10:30:48 +0200

Even as other powers rise, the United States remains, by far, the only global imperialism. We must denounce his criminal actions ... without hushing those of his competitors. ---- Imperialism is the combination of several dominations: military, therefore diplomatic ; economic, so cultural. ---- In the past, this domination was translated by colonization. Today, it allows the strongest states to impose unfair trade treaties on others, the exploitation of their resources (mining, oil, forestry ...) at broken prices, or even treaties of alliance legalizing the interference of the dominant country. ---- Thus, in many countries of the world, when people revolt, in addition to confronting their state and their capitalists, they must reckon with the interference of one or more imperialist powers seeking to profit from events.

Read also: " In the face of competition, where is US imperialism ? " In Alternative Libertaire in November 2018.
United States hegemony
Despite the rise in power in China and Russia, the military superiority of the United States remains overwhelming.

In 2017, according to the Swedish institute SIPRI, they alone accounted for one-third of world military spending, more than the sum of the seven other most-spending countries (China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India, France, United Kingdom, Japan ). The US military is constantly deployed around the world, with approximately 800 bases and bases abroad.

This superpower allows the United States to try to impose its will by force whenever they deem it useful. In twenty years, they led the war in Afghanistan (since 2001), the occupation of Iraq (2003-2011), the bombings in Libya (2011), an intervention in Syria (since 2014), to which we must add, since 2004, thousands of deadly drone strikes in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

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Competition from other powers
Far behind, there are secondary imperialisms and competitors of the United States. Some, like France and the United Kingdom, are its allies ; others, like Russia and China, are its rivals.

It does not mean they are more virtuous. They too are instrumentalising weaker countries. The French army thus intervenes regularly in Africa, " invited " by crumbling regimes to make the policeman and protect, in passing, the interests of French capitalism.

China, more and more influential in Africa, wants to secure its trade routes and interests, and is currently developing its army to confer, like the others, a capacity for external intervention.

For its part, Russia, after conducting an atrocious colonial war in Chechnya (1994-2004), crushed Georgia (2008), occupied part of Ukraine (since 2014) and was " invited " to save sinking the criminal regime of Bashar el Assad in Syria (since 2015).

And everyone - Moscow, Washington, Paris, London, Beijing - is an accomplice of Israeli colonialism.

" Up to the last drop ". Bashar al-Assad owes much to his Russian imperialist patron.
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Revolutionaries alongside peoples
Between these imperialists, in competition for the control of the planetary resources, the arms race is in full swing.

The peoples of the world have nothing to gain from this morbid competition, which is not just about entertainment. It carries a permanent risk of skidding war, and it must be denounced without weakening.

In the colonized, dominated countries, our solidarity goes to the political forces that fight an emancipation at the same time national and social

against their State, their dictator, their colonizer ;
despite the imperialists who want to either crush them or manipulate them.
With the independence of Algeria yesterday, from Kanaky today ; with the South American anti-fascist guerrillas in the 1970s ; with persecuted trade unionists in Eastern countries in the 1980s ; with the Palestinian left and the Kurdish left today in the Middle East.

The French state deploys its troops in Africa (here, in the Sahel) primarily to preserve its "square".

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