Capitalism creates competition between imperialist powers for dominance in an hierarchical order of states. Each state seeks to advance the interests of its capitalist class against their rivals over everything from markets to resources and international politics. In the process the great powers oppress less powerful nations, sometime colonizing them, other times controlling them through political and military pressure. International socialists are therefore knee jerk anti-imperialists, opposing all great powers, and standing with all struggles for liberation from national oppression from Puerto Rico to Palestine.
- SW: Shaun Harkin, “What is Imperialism?”
- ISR: Brian Jones, “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism,”
- SW: Paul D’Amato, “What do we say about the national question?”