Namibian women against Libya war


This video from England is called No Military Intervention in Libya – Gigi Ibrahim [from Egypt]. Stop the War protest 12 March 2011.

From The Namibian (Windhoek):

Namibia: Women Say ‘Oil War‘ in Libya Must Stop

Catherine Sasman

29 March 2011

The Namibia National Women’s Organisation (Nanawo) has expressed serious concern over the Libyan situation and condemned attacks on Libya by “some European and American selfish economic expansion forces”.

“It is very sad to note how international organisation fuels the situation through military intervention,” said Nanawo’s chief for information and mobilisation, Eunice Iipinge.

“One should not extinguish fire with fire, particularly the [United Nations] Security Council which is supposed to promote peace and security to all.”

The organisation said it is in support of the African Union (AU) position to deal with the hostility in Libya, and not military intervention.

Nanawo called upon the UN Security Council (UNSC) to “secure peace and put an end to the oil war” in Libya.

Political analyst Phanuel Kaapama last week commented that the UNSC resolution 1973 does not provide a clear roadmap for a resolution of the Libyan crisis.

Britain: Cameron faces flak on Libya: here.

USA: Filmmaker Michael Moore expressed disappointment Tuesday in President Barack Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya: here.

USA: North Carolina youths protest attack on Libya: here.

Dina Rasor, Truthout: “With the DoD budget ballooning again and again over the past 40 years and the news yesterday that we have already spent $600 million in the first week in defending Libya from the air, there appears to finally be some movement to look into what is wrong with our defense spending. We have fired 191 cruise missiles at a cost of $288 million alone ($1.5 million per missile) – just one illustration on how we have spent too much for our weapons, and the Pentagon has admitted that it is unauditable and cannot successfully track most of its procurement money”: here.

Obama on Libya: George W. Bush 2.0: here.

Chomsky on Libya and the unfolding crisis: here.

Audit of Pentagon Spending Finds 70 Billion USD in Waste: New York Times: here.

Namibia will introduce a minerals windfall tax as part of efforts to strengthen state control over the country’s lucrative mineral resources, Mines and Energy Minister Isak Katali announced on Tuesday.

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