Liberation vs Dependency: Strategies to Defeat Neoliberalism and Colonialism in Algeria, South Africa, and Palestine
Liberation vs Dependency: Strategies to Defeat Neoliberalism and Colonialism in Algeria, South Africa, and Palestine.
Neoliberalism is sold, and adopted, as the most viable model of development while playing a central counter-revolutionary role in societies still engaging decolonization.
Neoliberal policies have advanced colonial projects by protecting models of accumulation through dispossession and by undermining self-determination and the potential for development. The campaign to neo-liberalize economic, social and cultural life in the Global South, particularly in the MENA region and the African continent, has been rapidly escalating to disastrous impact and with little signs of abatement.
This discussion will explore how policies and institutions of neoliberalism and dependency – the “veiled colonialism” - were established and how they manifest in Algeria and South Africa, and how they are wielded to expand “traditional” Zionist colonialism in Palestine.
We will also consider why despite the increasingly obvious failures and dangers of neoliberal policies; neoliberalism remains so dominant. The discussion will dedicate equal time to exploring current and potential strategies to best defeat neoliberalism.
Saturday, January 23, 2021 2pm EST (7pm London/GMT, 9pm Quds/SA Time.)
Lamis J. Deek (J.D.) International human rights attorney, political activist, policy developer, and organizer.
Ubai Aboudi, Executive Director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development, labour and food sovereignty researcher and organizer.
Toufic Haddad (PhD.) author of Palestine Ltd.: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territories, Palestine.
Na’eem Jeenah South African academic, executive director of the Afro-Middle East (research) Centre in Johannesburg
Brahim Rouabah, Algerian Academic, political activist and organizer- founder of Algeria Solidarity Campaign and and AlgeriaRevolt collective.