This video from Japan says about itself:
On March 20 2011, on the 8th Anniversary of outbreak of the Iraq War, a big rally and demonstration with 1550 participants was held in Shibuya, in the downtown of Tokyo. The rally emphasizes “No war, no nuke!” “Down with Kan-administration!” “Stop all nuke plants!” “Workers’ solidarity!” “Organize workers’ relief!” and “Definitely against bombardments on Libya by US-, British and French imperialists! “
Tens of thousands of Germans took to the streets Saturday to protest against nuclear power, increasing the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel on the eve of a critical state elections: here.
With 55 missions, the French Rafales and Mirage 2000s toted up over 400 flight hours in the course of the missions over Libya. According to an aeronautical source, the cost of keeping a Rafale in the air for an hour is 10,000 to 13,000 euros, not counting fuel. For a Mirage 2000, it is 10,000 to 11,000 euros an hour. The missions lead, of course, to an additional fuel cost: here.
Joseph Gerson, Truthout: “Having launched its Libyan regime change war to oust the Qaddafi dictatorship from the United States’ German-based Africa Command, the Obama administration this week arranged to continue its air war under cover of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance. Long understood to be a relatively benign and defensive alliance focused on European security needs, people across Europe and, increasingly, in the United States, are questioning how and why NATO is now focused on waging non-defensive wars beyond Europe”: here.
So here we are pouring shiploads of cash into yet another war, this time in Libya, while simultaneously demolishing school budgets, closing libraries, laying off teachers and police officers, and generally letting the bottom fall out of the quality of life here at home: here.
USA: Defense Secretary: Libya Did Not Pose Threat to U.S.: here.
Toxic Intervention: Are NATO Forces Poisoning Libya With Depleted Uranium as They “Protect” Civilians? Here.
US Spent Nuclear Fuel Largest Concentration Of Radioactivity On Planet: here.
Protesters shout anti-French, anti-US slogans
African opinion ambivalent over Western air raids
BAMAKO, March 25 (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters marched through the Malian capital Bamako on Friday, chanting support for Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi’s in a rally against Western air raids aimed at breaking down his military.
A Reuters reporter said a section of the crowd demonstrated peacefully outside the French embassy before moving off in the direction of the U.S. embassy, shouting “Killer Sarkozy” and “Down with Obama” in anger at French and U.S. leaders Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama.
The march was organised by Islamic groups in the African nation, which is separated from Libya geographically by Niger. There was no official estimate of the size of the protest, which brought traffic to a halt through the city centre.
International air strikes have split public and official opinion in Africa, with some offended by what they see as a breach of sovereignty while others question why the West has not done the same to end a lethal power struggle in Ivory Coast.
Western governments hope that such raids, launched on Saturday with the aim of protecting civilians, will shift the balance of power in favour of the Arab world’s most violent popular revolt.
Early on in the uprising that began in Libya a month ago, groups opposed to Gaddafi said he was using mercenaries recruited from Mali, Niger and Chad.
Tens of thousands of migrants, mainly from western Africa, are believed to have been working in Libya before the conflict, mainly in the oil industry and on building sites. (Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo; writing by Mark John; editing by Philippa Fletcher)
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