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National liberation


Breathing new life into the struggle for change in Africa

03 February 2007
In the 1960s and 1970s, Africa was symbolised by both colonial devastation and the national liberation struggles that swept the colonisers' regimes away.

Indonesia's left comes together

27 January 2007
Up to 400 people attended the founding conference of the National Liberation Party of Unity (Papernas) last weekend.

Director Serge Le Péron on 'I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed'

28 October 2006
The socialist Mehdi Ben Barka was a leading figure in the national liberation movement which won Morocco independence from France in 1956. While in exile in the 1960s he continued to play a role in the anti-colonial movement internationally.

The Zapatistas launch their ‘Other Campaign’

24 September 2005
Eleven years and nine months have elapsed since the fateful New Year’s Day 1994 when the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) conquered San Cristobal de las Casas, the capital of the Mexican state of Chiapas.

The real liberators of Italy

30 April 2005
One of the greatest myths about the Second World War is that Allied armies liberated Europe from Nazism on their own. The truth is that many national liberation movements played a key role in driving the Nazis out of their own countries.  

Zimbabwe’s struggle against imperialism

26 February 2005
In the third part of our series on National Liberation, Simon Basketter charts the downfall of Rhodesia’s white elite

Yasser Arafat (1929 - 2004): the gun and the olive branch

20 November 2004
Yasser Arafat, who died on Thursday of last week, dominated the Palestinian struggle ever since his emergence as head of the national liberation movement in the late 1960s.

Iraq is a fight for National Liberation - Walden Bello

14 October 2004
THE QUESTION is no longer whether Washington will eventually be defeated by the Iraqi resistance. It will be defeated.

The 1917 revolution gave an all too brief glimpse of national liberation

11 September 2004
For a few brief years after the October revolution of 1917, relations between Chechens and Russians changed dramatically.

Supporting national liberation struggles

27 March 2004
In the 1840s famine struck Britain's colony in Ireland. The British government enforced the export of food from Ireland. One and a half million people died from starvation, and a million and a half emigrated.

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