TOTW: Anarchist Anti-Imperialism
Anti-imperialism is a term used in a wide variety of contexts, usually by nationalist movements who want to secede from a larger body politic (often in the form of an empire, but also in a multi-ethnic sovereign state) or as a specific theory opposed to capitalism in Marxist–Leninist discourse, derived from Vladimir Lenin's work Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. People who categorize themselves as anti-imperialists often state that they are opposed to colonialism, colonial empires, hegemony, imperialism and the territorial expansion of countries.
For this topic of the week we will discuss anarchism and anti-imperialism with the situation in Venezuela, Haiti, and Nicaragua as some recent focal points to think about. What does resistance to imperialism look like, or does it look like in an anarchist context? How can we be more proactive in combating imperialism instead of constantly responding to crises?
[This topic of the week idea is inspired by (and heavily lifted from) this article on The Base BK website recently: https://thebasebk.org/anarchist-anti-imperialism-an-open-discussion/ ]