Africa’s pioneering Marxist political economist By Patrick Bond

18 August 2018 — Pambazuka News

Samir Amin (1931-2018) (Photo: Patrick Bond)

Samir Amin’s celebrated life was amongst the most trying, but also rewarding, of his generation’s left intelligentsia. Following Amin’s death in Paris on Sunday, his political courage and professional fearlessness are two traits now recognised as exceedingly rare. Alongside extraordinary contributions to applied political-economic theory beginning 60 years ago, Amin’s unabashed Third Worldist advocacy was channelled through unparalleled scholarly entrepreneurship when establishing surprisingly durable research institutions.

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CHINA 2013: Samir Amin on Socialism and State Capitalism in the PRC Today & Yesterday By Samir Amin

19 March 2013Monthly Review

Samir Amin is director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal. His books include The Liberal Virus, The World We Wish to See, and The Law of Worldwide Value (all published by Monthly Review Press). This article was translated from the French by James Membrez.

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9.11 with Samir Amin A Video Conference Moderated by Biju Mathew

13 September 2011 — MRZine

“Libya is something very different from what happened in Egypt and Tunisia.  It was not a pacific demonstration of people.  It was, from the very start, armed groups against other armed groups, the regime.  I’m not at all defending Gaddafi, but what is very specific of the case of Libya is that the so-called opposition, armed from the first minute, called NATO to their rescue.  The target here . . . is not only oil, because they already have control of this oil, but more importantly water, the immense water resources of Libya. . . .  And a third is to establish in Libya permanent US military bases, in order for AFRICOM, which is still based in Stuttgart, Germany, to be based in Africa.  That is a direct menace against Egypt, against Algeria, . . . and against the countries of the African Sahel.” — Samir Amin Continue reading

PAMBAZUKA NEWS 546: US/NATO OCCUPATION OF LIBYA & TRIBUTES TO SAMIR AMIN

9 September 2011 — Pambazuka News

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What Is Happening in Egypt by Samir Amin

15 February, 2011 — MRZine

What is happening in Egypt is of immense importance, not only due to the importance of the country but also due to the radicality of the demand.  The demand is not just that Mubarak should leave — that is a first step — but that the system be changed, putting an end to the neoliberal system associated with the military dictatorship.  That is going to be a long series of battles for months — and perhaps even more — to come. . . .

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