[act-ma] 3/29 Crisis in Kenya: Legacy of Imperialist Domination
Boston Militant Labor Forum
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Tue Mar 18 18:47:31 PDT 2008
The Militant Labor forum presents:
Crisis in Kenya:
Legacy of Imperialist Domination
Following a visit from a top U.S. State Department official in January, PresidentMwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga, the main opposition leader, agreed to begin negotiating,in an effort to restore stability after riots broke out over a closepresidential election in December.
The capitalist media has presented thefighting as “unavoidable tribal violence,” seeking to shift blame onto Kenyanworking people rather than the economic and social conditions they face, andthe imperialist powers and local capitalist politicians who perpetuate thoseconditions. Some 250,000 people havefled their homes to avoid the fighting.
Some 16 million Kenyans, half the population, scrape out a living on
less than $1 per day, most in drought-stricken farms in the rural areas. Britain
is the old colonial power in Kenya and remains economically dominant in the
country. But the Kenyan government also provides Washington with an important
platform in east Africa for its “global war on terror” and is an important
economic hub for imperialist interests in the region. The Bush administration
announced it will give $14 million for equipment and “antiterrorist” training
for Kenyan security forces.
Join a discussion on
the roots of the crisis in Kenya today.
unionist and representative Socialist Workers Party
6:30 pm• Program 7:30 p.m.
MilitantLabor Forum Hall
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