Ghanaians against Libya, Ivory Coast wars

This video from England is called No Military Intervention in Libya – Lindsey German | Stop the War protest 12 March 2011.

From Public Agenda (Accra, Ghana):

Nato Asked to Back Off Libya

Mohammed Suleman

8 April 2011

A group of individuals and Organizations calling itself Coalition Against Foreign Military Intervention in Africa(CAFIA) has damned the onslaught of foreign military aggression on Libya and Cote d’ Ivoire.

“We cannot remain silent while our people and our sovereignty are under attack. We must let all those who choose the side of exploitation know that whenever there is oppression or aggression there will be resistance. We want to make it clear that all actions will have consequences and that we all have a role to play in defending the right to self determination for Africa.”

According to the group, African leaders have shown that they do not represent the people of Africa, and that playing puppet to imperialist masters would provide no security and no place of protection.

“The performance of most African leaders has been nothing less than shameful. Their lack of honesty, courage, political will and insight has revealed them to most of the people as mere caretakers of foreign interests,” maintained the group.

At a press conference in Accra last Tuesday, the Spokesperson for the Group, Mr. Duke Tagoe, said the military attack on Libya by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) represents a blatant attack on Africa’s sovereignty.

He was of the view that under no circumstances should NATO or any foreign powers have the right to impose their will on Africa through military force.

“NATO has not been given any authority by the peoples of the world to defend any so-called international interest. Their actions have been and are consistently to the detriment of the people of Africa, “he emphasized.

He said the solutions to Africa’s problems even when they are instigated by foreign interest must be solved internally by Africans. He thus called on the foreign forces to stop meddling in the Affairs of Africa.

Mr. Tagoe pointed out that it is only through the development and implementation of internal and sovereign systems of democracy that true peace and stability could be attained and protected.

“Although the imperialist would try to make us believe otherwise, the struggle is not about personality. We are not fooled by imperialist attempts to demonize this or that leader. The real struggle is about resources and who will control them,” he added.

“At this point in time we are calling for the mobilization of all African people and peoples’ organizations to denounce the foreign military attack on Africa. This expression of resistance will give resolve to those fighting to defend our sovereignty in Libya and in Cote d’Ivoire.”

CAFIA comprises organizations such as the Socialist Forum of Ghana, All Africa People’s Revolutionary Party, Kwame Nkrumah Youth League of Ghana and Moyo Wa Taifa.

USA: Back to the Streets This Weekend for Peace and Justice. Maureen Baillargeon Aumand, War Is a Crime: “The beloved peace and justice communities are rallying – again – this weekend! On April 9th in NYC and 10th in San Francisco, human rights, civil rights, and workers rights leaders and advocates – religious and secular – Jewish, Muslim, Christian, humanist – are linking arms in solidarity and common commitment with antiwar activists to take to the streets in the face of what Dr. King once called an ‘unfolding conundrum.’ A true tempest is rising from the triple threat which Dr. King outlined so eloquently decades past of materialism, racism and militarism. To be sure there is a tsunami fast approaching which is threatening by its erosion of foundational principles and their hard won incarnation over two centuries of struggle and evolution to tear the very moorings out from under all that has made the ‘American experiment’ such a bearer of hope and promise for the human planetary community as a whole”: here.

13 thoughts on “Ghanaians against Libya, Ivory Coast wars

  1. USA:

    Back to the Streets!
    Rally Against the Wars at Home and Abroad on April 9th (New York City) and April 10th (San Francisco)
    Call to Action And Request for Endorsement

    April 9, 2011
    New York & San Francisco
    from the
    United National Antiwar Committee


    THEY are the government, corporate, and financial powers that wage war, ravage the environment and the economy and trample on our democratic rights and liberties.


    WE are the vast majority of humanity who want peace, a healthy planet and a society that prioritizes human needs, democracy and civil liberties for all.

    The Warmakers spend trillions of dollars yearly on endless wars in pursuit of global domination and profit while murdering millions of innocent people, installing corrupt and hated governments and funding occupations that displace millions from their homelands — trampling on the right of oppressed people to self-determination.

    THEY send our youth — victims of the economic draft — to fight over the very fossil fuels whose unrestrained use threatens the future of the planet while corrupt and virtually unregulated oil giants dump billions of gallons of death into our rivers and oceans.

    THEY wage a fake “war on terrorism” at home — the new McCarthyism — that promotes racism and Islamophobia aimed at destroying civil liberties and democratic rights.

    THEY grant repeated and untold trillions in bailouts to banks, corporations and financial institutions while breaking unions, robbing pensions, destroying jobs, foreclosing homes, de-funding education and vital social services and are once again threatening Social Security and Medicare.

    THEY offer no solutions to the current crises other than more of the same.

    THE PEACEMAKERS DEMAND a better world. Only a massive, united, inclusive and independent movement has the power to bring it into being.

    WE DEMAND Bring U.S. Troops, Mercenaries and War Contractors Home Now: Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan! End the sanctions and stop the threats of war against the people of Iran, North Korea and Yemen. No to war and plunder of the people of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa! End U.S. Aid to Israel! End U.S. Support to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine and the Siege of Gaza!

    WE DEMAND trillions for jobs, education, social services, an end to all foreclosures, quality single-payer healthcare for all, a massive conversion to sustainable and planet-saving energy systems and public transportation and reparations to the victims of U.S. terror at home and abroad.

    WE DEMAND an end to FBI raids on antiwar, social justice, and international solidarity activists, an end to the racist persecution and prosecutions that ravage Muslim communities, an end to police terror in Black, Latino and Native American communities, full rights and legality for immigrants and an end to all efforts to repress and punish Wikileaks and its contributors and founders.

    WE DEMAND the immediate end to torture, rendition, secret trials, drone bombings and death squads.


    All Out April 9, 2011


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