Amilcar Cabral on National Liberation national liberation is

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Amilcar Cabral on National Liberation

national liberation is the phenomenon in which a given socio-economic whole rejects the negation of its historical process. In other words the national liberation of a people is the regaining of the historical personality of that people its return to history through the destruction of the imperialist domination to which it was subjected

We can therefore conclude that national liberation exists only when the national productive forces have been completely freed from every kind of foreign domination
the basis of national liberation is the inalienable right of every people to have its own history and the objective of national liberation is to regain this right usurped by imperialism that is to say to free the process of development of the national productive forces

For this reason in our opinion any national liberation movement which does not take into consideration this basis and this objective may certainly struggle against imperialism but will surely not be struggling for national liberation

This means that, bearing in mind the essential characteristics of the present world economy, as well as experiences already gained in the field of anti-imperialist struggle, the principal aspect of national liberation struggle is the struggle against neo-colonialism

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