Libya: Marxists, 'humanitarian intervention' and imperialism

The Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London

The Western military intervention in Libya poses complex questions for socialists. Should we really oppose limited military action to aid the rebellion against Qaddafi (if that's what this is)? Or is such opposition the only way to remain principled opponents of US, UK etc militarism and imperialism? If the US, UK, NATO have not changed their spots - and of course they haven't - is "No intervention" the only thing we can say?

Beyond that, is 'humanitarian intervention' just old-style colonial imperialism under a new guise? What do 'imperialism' and 'anti-imperialism' mean in today's world?

A discussion led by Workers' Liberty's Clive Bradley. All welcome.

Facebook event here.


Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 20:30 to 22:30