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Non-Aligned Movement Summit
Taking a stand against US imperialism
by Stephen Lendman
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) web site says it has 115 members "representing the interests and priorities of developing countries."
Wikipedia calls NAM a 120 member body with 21 observer countries. Member states include India, Egypt, Venezuela, and Indonesia. Observer ones include China, Russia, and Brazil.
NAM originated from the 1955 Asia-Africa Conference. Twenty-nine states participated. Mostly former African and Asian colonies comprised them. They convened to discuss common concerns, development plans, and international relations.
Issues addressed included major power pressures, maintaining independence, and opposing neocolonialism, especially "western domination."
In 1961, 25 countries participated in the first Belgrade, Yugoslavia summit. Concerns then focused on an accelerating Cold War arms race.
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