The Anti-imperialist Camp has been in the forefront of the support to the Iraqi resistance. We launched the famous 10 Euro campaign, waged demonstrations, convened countless conference and actually have been able to rally a significant movement. The conference under the title “With the Resistance, for a Just Peace in the Middle East” held in Italy on March 24/25, 2007, was meant as a launching pad for a broad alliance. Forces from both the Sunni as well as the Shia side were present along a wide range of political figures of the resistance.
Since the inception of the permanent and pre-emptive imperial war by the US against the resistance under the guise of fighting Islamic terror, we have been proposing an anti-imperialist alliance with the Islamic parts of the popular resistance. Despite the growing Islamophobia the idea has been winning ground in the movement ever since with the due ups and downs.
From February 2-4, 2008, the Anti-imperialist Camp held an international conference in Vienna, Austria. There is no numbering nor is there a fixed modus of holding congresses. In the first part of 00-10 decade the annual Camps mostly held in Assisi served as conferences. Later we held events at historical turning points. Actually the conference drew a balance sheet of the (failed) attempt to erect the American empire. The open crisis of the imperialist system led by the US became apparent only a few months later with the Lehman collapse and Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq and his ideological softening.
Expansive drive amid its crisis
The NATO is the main military expression of the US-led imperialist system. Its drive to expand to the east does, however, not only meet resistance but comes at a point of crisis of the power of its centre. To fight the expansion of NATO and to struggle for the exit within its member states remains a primordial task.
No to imperialist aggression, for a multi-polar world
Iran is the main statal challenger of the US uni-polar world order. The nuclear conflict in substance is all about whether Tehran accepts or not to bow to imperialist supremacy. If Iran is able to hold out is will be a bold step towards a multi-polar world. For anti-imperialist forces across the world this will give new space to breath.
23-26 August, 2012, Assisi, Italy
Combining the Arab with the incipient European revolt with speakers from Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Greece, Italy, Germany, England and the USA.
The Anti-imperialist Camp in August 2004 in Assisi was one of the highest points of our movement. There where not only several hundred participants from all over Europe, but delegates and endorsers from the most diverse anti-imperialist forces across the world. The Iraqi resistance was electrifying the global movement which the Anti-imperialist Camp was trying to unify and rally behind the resistance.
We, the Advisory Board of the Global March to Jerusalem, are alarmed and deeply troubled by the continuing repression of Palestinians in Jerusalem and by the deliberate and systematic attempts to expel and reduce the Christian and Muslim Palestinian population of the city as part of the policy called “Judaisation,” which is being applied to every part of historic Palestine.