Revolution without Frontiers: The 21st Century will be that of Peoples, not of State
Moussa Ag Assarid
Chaired by: Jan Fermon (Progress Lawyers Network)
Moussa Ag Assarid is a writer and the European spokesperson of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad since 2012. His lecture during the fourth New World Summit is entitled "Revolution without Frontiers: The 21st Century will be that of Peoples, not of State" and addresses the foundation of the Republic of Azawad and its ambitions to become a multi-ethnic and multi-religious, secular state. The movement that declared the independence of Azawad was led by a coalition of Tuareg, Songhai, Fula and Arabs. According to Ag Assarid this diverse coalition represents the possibility of a new state led by peoples, rather than by political and economic interests of a geopolitical nature. The fundamental difference, according to Ag Assarid, lies in the distinction between a state that is a product of colonial politics and a state resulting from national liberation.
The New World Summit: Stateless State took place at the Royal Flemish Theater in Brussels, Belgium, 19-21 September 2014.