The below text is a speech delivered by Chloë Jane at a discussion meeting in Newcastle. Jane is a comrade, a supporter of the newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! What follows is a brief, but concise, analysis of the drowning of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean. Given the EU plan to attack Libyan “smuggling” as early as the 25 June (a plan spearheaded by Britain), Jane’s speech is timely & necessary. I reproduce it here for precisely these reasons.
James R. Bell
A while back I watched a BBC documentary series called Lost Kingdoms of South America. It went into very little detail about anything from the point that Colonialism began to dominate the continent. Presumably, the justification for this is that the documentary wished only to study the “lost kingdoms” themselves. We don’t need to know why the “kingdoms” were “lost”. We don’t need to know that the very concept of genocide comes from the brutality of Colonialism. We don’t need to know that in 1928, the United Fruit Company massacred up to 2,000 people in 1 day in the Banana massacre. We’re shit-munchers, remember? Continue reading Quipu: A Note on Colonialism