Sanctions and the liberation struggles in Southern Africa: thesis and antithesis of imperialism
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The imposition of sanctions whether economic, involving military arms, cultural or otherwise is ultimately a political act aimed at weakening or disrupting the economic, social and political structure and/or stability of the target country. In the case of South Africa, both for its internal fascist policies and its illegal colonial occupation of Namibia,the international movement for collective imposition of economic sanctions as represented by the International Conference on Economic Sanctions against South Africa recognized this objective as early as 1964, a good 23 years ago, when it observed that: 2. It was agreed that the object of economic sanctions was to produce.a sufficient breakdown in the operation of the South African economy to create a situation 4 in which apartheid would be brought to an end.........