A young anti-Gaddafi rebel fighter drinks some milk in Ras Lanuf
Picture: JULIAN SIMMONDS
Ras Lanuf, Libya: A young rebel rests near the front lines. Libyan rebels fought a long 9 month war that eventually toppled the Gaddafi regime.
Photography by; Sebastian Meyer.
A Libyan rebel took cover behind a sand beam as pro-Qaddafi forces shelled their position, in Ajdabiya.
Photography by; Benjamin Lowy.
Today I didn’t even have to use my A.K.. I got to say it was a good day.
And you know we live in a white supremacist world ..
- when white people can wage wars on false pretenses, deplete the economy of trillions of dollars during the biggest economic disaster of the past 100 years, kill/rape/sodomize millions and destroy the fundamental fiber of a country’s being, justify it by using a crime that happened by several radical over a decade ago and the victims in the middle east are looked at as being dangerous.
- and when they can use the media to portray Blacks and Latinos as being dangerous, while simultaneously robbing poorer Black and Latino nations of their resources, causing the starvation/displacement of many and bolstering how savage like the people residing in the poorer nations are when civil wars start, that they instigate.
- and when america can exploit Syria and Libya for their lack of human rights and disregard to pro, while pregnant women and college students are being pepper-sprayed and beaten in their own backyards.
- and when white people are automatically the default in the west, therefore under/misrepresenting people of color (which inherently is racist), but people are calling out racism at the sight of native american history month, ebony magazine, etc.
WHAT IS ANTI-IMPERIALISM?
Monday 28 November, 6.30pm, University of London UnionThis year we have witnessed something that should be very worrying to all those that consider themselves anti-war, anti-imperialist and anti-racist. The British state has been at the head of a colonial war in North Africa, and there has been practically zero meaningful opposition to that war within Britain. In February 2003, two million people marched in London against war in Iraq. Only eight years later, all it takes is some reasonably sophisticated propaganda from the press and suddenly nobody is motivated to take a stand against wholesale destruction, widespread massacres and racist lynchings.The western empire is pushing its agenda of complete domination of Africa and the Middle East, by destabilising and attempting to overthrow all resistant, independence-minded states and groups (in particular Libya, Syria, Iran, Algeria, Hezbollah, Hamas). Dressing this up as a movement for democracy, they have thrown most people off the scent. We need to fully understand imperialist strategy and tactics, and develop our own strategy and tactics to oppose them.
Bronx-based rapper and activist, talking about organising against the US empire from within the belly of the beast.
Chair of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, talking about opposing imperialism from a Latin American perspective
Activist from the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, talking about opposing imperialism from a Pan-African perspective
Youth worker, writer and activist, talking about the anti-war movement in Britain
There will be rap, poetry and beatbox from Marcel Cartier, Samira Musa and more.
MORE SPEAKERS/PERFORMERS TBA.
Comrade Fidel Castro and Col. Muammar Gadhafi
From Sons of Malcolm: “Libyan sell-outs welcomed Italian colonization before, as they welcome Empire today.”
“NATO Divides the Libyan Cake” by Eneko
"Those who feel irritated by our friendship with President Gaddafi can go jump in the pool."
Crd. Mandela was being gracious as always. I can think of much better places for them to jump (off).(via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
Once the Libyans realize what the Iraqis and Afghans have bitterly discovered—that we have no interest in democracy, that our primary goal is appropriating their natural resources as cheaply as possible and that we will sacrifice large numbers of people to maintain our divine right to the world’s diminishing supply of fossil fuel—they will hate us the way we deserve to be hated. Libya has the ninth largest oil reserves in the world, which is why we react with moral outrage and military resolve when Gadhafi attacks his citizens, but ignore the nightmare in the Congo, where things for the average Congolese are far, far worse. It is why the puppets in the National Transitional Council have promised to oust China and Brazil from the Libyan oil fields and turn them over to Western companies. The unequivocal message we deliver daily through huge explosions and death across the occupied Middle East is: We have everything and if you try and take it away from us we will kill you.
History is replete with conquering forces being cheered when they arrive, whether during the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine in World War II, the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon or our own arrival in Baghdad, and then rapidly mutating from liberator to despised enemy. And once our seizure of Libyan oil becomes clear it will only ramp up the jihadist hatred for America that has spread like wildfire across the Middle East. We are recruiting the next generation of 9/11 hijackers, all waiting for their chance to do to us what we are doing to them."
Chris Hedges, Libya: here we go again
I don’t know as far as saying we are recruiting 9/11 hijackers, but I do agree that yesterday’s victims rapidly become today’s victimizers. Must read for those following Libyan news.