HANDS OFF LIBYA!
Oppose Canada’s Intervention
No to imperialist aggression against Libya
Under the hoax of humanitarian intervention!
No to the intervention by the big powers
And Canada’s participation in these crimes,
Carried out in the name of “democracy”
Todays picket vigorously denounces the government of Canada and the big powers, the U.S., France, Britain and others, which launched an all out attack
against Libya and it’s sovereignty. The bombing of the population, accompanied by shameful declarations of the international coalition gathered in
France to “refine strategy” on the basis of “the necessity of military intervention,” are the acts of gangsters. Quite simply, this is slaughter.
These are cowardly, barbaric and totally inhumane acts causing civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure, including roads, airports and
hospitals. This first military attack, known as “Operation Odyssey Dawn,” has nothing to do with protecting civilians but everything to do with U.S. Aims
to seize control of political power in Libya and the country’s resources.
In a “Take Note” debate on Monday evening (March 21), all parties in the House of Commons have eagerly endorsed UN Security Council Resolution
1973. Shame on them! Meanwhile, Stephen Harper claims to act in the name of democracy. What is this democracy and how can such institutions be
called democratic while supporting war and aggression in the service of the big powers, led by the U.S.? No to these institutions which are democratic
in name only and which serve to legitimize war and aggression against a sovereign people!.
We have the experience of the war on Iraq which was justified on the basis of lies about weapons of mass destruction. We have the experience of
manipulation by the media to disinform and demonize Saddam Hussein to create public opinion in favour of aggression. Today, the media are
demonizing the Gaddafi regime to again justify the unjustifiable. According to the media, there are “Good dictators” and there are “Bad dictators.”
There are “Good democracies” like Canada, the U.S. And France — the so-called “Civilized” countries which sell weapons of war and defy international
There are democracies which are going in the right direction and other countries headed for pariah status — extremist regimes which the big powers
declare they have the “right to overthrow” and to apply their doctrine of the “Responsibility to protect.” It is a policy of double standards accompanied
by the sound of airstrikes.
Todays picket calls on the people of Halifax — workers, women and youth — to firmly oppose the imperialist aggression against Libya and to defend
the sovereignty of the Libyan people against foreign interference, threats and diktats. They must take the initiative to intensify the work of the ant-war
movement to oppose Canada’s participation in these murderous activities against the Libyan people. Unlike the Harper party in power and the other
parties in the House of Commons which have once again taken our country to war, we must work to establish an anti-war government in Ottawa.
We demand an end to this imperialist aggression!
No to aggression against Libya!
No to the intervention by the big powers and Canada’s participation in these crimes, carried out in the name of
“democracy,” “the responsibility to protect” and “humanitarian assistance” and all other justifications.
– Pickets –
Friday, March 25, 4pm Maritime Centre
(foot of Spring Garden at Barrington), Halifax
Saturday, March 26, 1pm Halifax Public Library
5381 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax
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