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 Sam M'Bah
 Lyn Gerry  
 For non-profit use only.
Sam M'Bah, a Nigerian journalist and author of "African Anarchism" speaks on the
emergence of anarchism in Africa, how the state system has failed and how both the state and ethnic identities are by products of colonialism
Producer: Lyn Gerry
Uploaded by: Lyn Gerry
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Sam M'Bah, a Nigerian anarchist and author of "African Anarchism" spoke at the Luna Sol Cafe in Los Angeles on 11/21/98 . He is a member of the Nigerian Awareness League, a radical labor union.

He spoke on anarchistic tendencies in traditional African society, and how modern Africa's state structures and ethnic conflicts are the products of colonialsm. The capitalist state structure has failed to alleviate the extreme poverty in Africa, rather it has created scarcity where none previously existed.

He explains why western style "liberal democracy" - the holding of elections, will do nothing to alleviate the economic problems in his country, and advocates a break up of these centralized structures and return to the village based social units.

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01:22:00 English 1998-11-21
 Los Angeles, CA
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