Anti-imperialist Camp Assisi 2012

Tahrir popular uprisings at our doors
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In the first years after the formation of the Anti-imperialist Camp we used to hold an annual public summer camp in Assisi, Italy, the last one in 2004. After difficult years we revive this experience this year 2012 on the juncture of the Arab revolt and the Southern European movements against the EU crisis.

The Anti-imperialist Camp (both the meeting as well as the organisation as such) has been always conceived as a forum, as a place where anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist forces from Europe and a across the world can meet, exchange experience and elaborate co-operation. The proclaimed aim of the Anti-imperialist Camp is to facilitate the formation of a global Anti-imperialist Front.

After the half defeat of the Iraqi resistance in 2007 the anti-imperialist forces across Europe underwent difficult times.

The Arab rebellion starting in 2011, which was enthusiastically welcomed by us, in the first place did not change much of our defensive situation – different to the times of the Iraqi resistance which created a whole movement. We believe, nevertheless, that the Arab popular movements for democracy indicate the crisis of imperialist capitalism and its concrete expression the American empire. Actually it was the Iraqi resistance (together with other factors) which helped to give birth to this tendency of decline of the imperialist center.

But there is another new element: the acute crisis of the EU which evoked unprecedented popular turmoil in Southern Europe and first of all in Greece. Actually the old Greek regime is close to collapse creating tremendous troubles to the EU oligarchy. Similar tendencies are maturing in central states like Spain or Italy which even belongs to the G8.

It is this combination, the Euro Tahrir, which we want to forge. This year’s Anti-imperialist Camp is a contribution to that goal.

Programme Anti-imperialist Camp 2012

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23-26 August, 2012, Assisi, Italy
Sun, 03/11/2012
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Combining the Arab with the incipient European revolt with speakers from Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Greece, Italy, Germany, England and the USA.


Thursday, August 23

Tunisia: political Islam, the left and the future of the democratic revolution

Presiding: Daniela Di Marco

• Ajmi Lourimi, member of the political leadership if the Islamic movement Enahda

The left in crisis over Libya: the NATO attack and the civil war

Presiding: Massimo De Santi

• Hamza Piccardo, former leading member of the Union of Islamic Communities in Italy (UCOII), former spokesperson of the European Muslim Network, Islam online

Tahrir Anti-imperialist Camp

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Popular uprisings at our doors
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We meet at the Anti-imperialist Camp in Assisi where the voices of the Arab resistances and uprisings will merge with the beginning uprisings of Europe. Without rebellion no liberation!

The fall of tyrants like Ben Ali and Mubarak marks a turning point in history. After a long period of lethargy, the peoples of the Middle East have once again raised their heads.

The imperial powers had taken advantage of this passivity and had swept away by brute force any obstacle to their total dominance. However, from Iraq to Afghanistan, from Lebanon to Palestine, the American war machine was facing stiff resistance. Some had to accept defeats while others continue to defy the hubris of the masters of the world.

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Date: 
Thursday, 23. August 2012 (All day)
City: 
Assisi
Location: 
Camping

Tahrir - popular uprisings at our doors

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Anti-imperialist Camp, Assisi, Italy, August 23-26, 2012
Mon, 01/02/2012
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We meet at the Anti-imperialist Camp in Assisi where the voices of the Arab resistances and uprisings will merge with the beginning uprisings of Europe. Without rebellion no liberation!

The fall of tyrants like Ben Ali and Mubarak marks a turning point in history. After a long period of lethargy, the peoples of the Middle East have once again raised their heads.

The imperial powers had taken advantage of this passivity and had swept away by brute force any obstacle to their total dominance. However, from Iraq to Afghanistan, from Lebanon to Palestine, the American war machine was facing stiff resistance. Some had to accept defeats while others continue to defy the hubris of the masters of the world.

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