On Imperialism and Refugees

http://www.icl-fi.org/english/wv/1074/refugees-ltr.html

Publisher:  Worrkers Vanguard
Date Written:  18/09/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17903

The call to "open the borders" and its variants are hopelessly utopian. The modern nation-state arose as a vehicle for the development of capitalism and will remain the basis for the organization of the capitalist economy until the world capitalist order is shattered through a series of workers revolutions. Policing its borders is vital to the very existence of the capitalist state power. Moreover, "open the borders" can have a reactionary content, from advancing imperialist economic penetration of dependent countries to obliterating the right to national self-determination.

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