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
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.”
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.