The Ethics of Liberation Wars

Sunday Lecture - The Ethics of Liberation Wars with
Dan Thea

Largely due to European colonisation and its aftermath, Africa is today the least developed, most marginalised and most misunderstood continent. As free peoples, Africans are increasingly redressing this situation. In this talk Dan Thea aims to make a contribution to raising awareness of this problem worldwide, and making a call for the necessary correction.

The talk will illustrate the justice of, and the will to conduct wars of liberation with particular reference to the Kenyan Mau Mau War,[masked]; the Algerian National Liberation War,[masked], the Angolan Liberation war, the ANC war against Apartheid and the special case of the war for the secession of South Sudan from the Sudan.
The talk will, of course, also acknowledge the internationalist support given by the USSR, the (then) Eastern European socialist states and by Cuba.

Dan Thea was born in colonial Kenya and attended university in Britain. After a brief period of work in private sector his main career is now in local government.
A life-long trade unionist, prominent in equality campaigns; including contributing in the content of the Race Relations Act, an activist in equality struggles, and an initiator of equality monitoring in Britain. He has decades of experience in the Anti-Apartheid Movement, and also writes monthly articles for the Chartist and the Liberation Journal. He is a patron of Mau Mau Justice Network.
Thea last spoke at Conway Hall in his capacity as the Deputy Chair of the Anti-Apartheid Movement; and acknowledges Conway Hall’s contribution to that historic struggle. Africa continues to need your support. 

Doors 10.30, £5 in advance, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members.
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ethics-of-liberation-wars-tickets-11151013983
(Entry is limited, so please book well in advance)
Tea & Coffee will be available.

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  • Kieron

    Such a huge subject to cover in such a short space of time, so it was obvious that much was going to be omitted. Given more time, I would have asked that had WW2 not occurred, would there have been a Mau Mau uprising at that point in time? Because what Kenya and others learn, was that if they could fight alongside the British to maintain their independence from fascism, then they could fight for their own independence from British Colonialism

    May 19, 2014

  • terence f.

    Mr Theatre was eloquent about the struggle to remove the yoke of colonialisation but said nothing about the benefits or the state of Africa sine invasion.

    May 19, 2014

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