Imperialism in the Global South: Africa and Latin America

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 1:00pm
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David Barkin, Patrick Bond & Ana Garcia

The developing face of imperialism today can be seen in the global South. The power of transnational corporations and financial capital buttressed by multinational institutions, is immense. All this is played out through imperialist/subimperialist relations between states, geopolitical tensions, internal political processes including the threats of neofascism, the uneven world economic crisis, inequality, and specific sectoral crises (Covid-19 vaccines, climate policy, food sovereignty, etc). How might the Biden neolib/neocon orientation differ from Trump's paleoconservative politics?

Patrick Bond is Professor of Government at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Honorary Professor of Geography, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He is author of Looting Africa

Ana Garcia is Assistant Professor at the International Relations Institute of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil. Along with Patrick Bond, she has edited BRICS: an anti-capitalist critique.

David Barkin is Profesor Distinguido at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana- Unidad Xochimilco, Ciudad de México. His latest book is De la Protesta a la Propuesta: 50 años imaginando y construyendo El Futuro.

Upcoming Forums & Films

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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71 years after the U. S. Government executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on charges of “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb,” is Ethel Rosenberg finally about to be exonerated?

Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Book Party
Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Vijay Prashad
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Each year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases its World Migration Report.  In 2000, it wrote that “it is estimated that there are more migrants in the world than ever before.” Between 1985 and 1990, the IOM calculated, that the rate... Read more