The Anti-imperialist Camp (both the meeting as well as the organisation as such) has been always conceived as a forum, as a place where anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist forces from Europe and a across the world can meet, exchange experience and elaborate co-operation. The proclaimed aim of the Anti-imperialist Camp is to facilitate the formation of a global Anti-imperialist Front.
After the half defeat of the Iraqi resistance in 2007 the anti-imperialist forces across Europe underwent difficult times.
The Arab rebellion starting in 2011, which was enthusiastically welcomed by us, in the first place did not change much of our defensive situation – different to the times of the Iraqi resistance which created a whole movement. We believe, nevertheless, that the Arab popular movements for democracy indicate the crisis of imperialist capitalism and its concrete expression the American empire. Actually it was the Iraqi resistance (together with other factors) which helped to give birth to this tendency of decline of the imperialist center.
But there is another new element: the acute crisis of the EU which evoked unprecedented popular turmoil in Southern Europe and first of all in Greece. Actually the old Greek regime is close to collapse creating tremendous troubles to the EU oligarchy. Similar tendencies are maturing in central states like Spain or Italy which even belongs to the G8.
It is this combination, the Euro Tahrir, which we want to forge. This year’s Anti-imperialist Camp is a contribution to that goal.