Video About Libya Provided by the C.P.G.B.: The truth about Libya

Here is a short music video and a talk with Harpal Brar.

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Bob marley would have turned in his grave to know that whoever holds copyright over his song “War” (lyrics: untill there are no longer first class and citizens of any nation, everywhere is war…) uses it as a pretext to stop the truth about US / UK’s latest imperial and colonial war on Libya from reaching the ears of the masses… or some of them!

Here with amended soundtrack, we therefore present:

The report of a CPGB-ML led delegation to Libya in June 2011. What is the situation on the ground? Why should British, European and American workers support the Libyan people and their chosen leadership, Colonel Gaddafi’s government? Why should we oppose NATO? How is this linked with capitalist crisis and worker’s struggle for jobs, pensions and security?

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This is only the beginning of the vapid United Nations waging war on the sovereign countries in order to impose their own Imperialist Regimes. Just wait and see the horrors to soon befall the citizens of Libya now that they have become a colony under the U.N.

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Evidence mounts of atrocities by Libyan “rebels”

29 August 2011

A series of reports from journalists on the ground in Tripoli have provided evidence of mass killings by the NATO-backed forces in the Libyan civil war. These reports, which appear in publications largely supportive of the US-NATO intervention to overthrow the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, further expose the fraudulent claim that the imperialist war against Libya is driven by humanitarian motives and the desire to protect civilian lives.

The Washington Post carried a prominent report Saturday, headlined, “Revenge Killings Mount in Libya, Extrajudicial Attacks by Rebels Cast Shadow Over New Freedom.” The headline refers to the contradiction between the claims by the National Transitional Council (NTC), the new NATO-backed regime in Libya, as well as the Obama administration that what is taking place is a new birth of freedom in Libya and the reality of politically directed and in some cases racially motivated slaughter.

Post reporter Simon Denyer asserts that Gaddafi’s troops “executed scores or even hundreds of political prisoners this week, even as victorious rebel fighters appear to have carried out their own abuses.” He cites the testimony of Diana Eltahawy, Libya researcher for Amnesty International, who “described a record of abuse, torture and the extrajudicial killing of captured pro-Gaddafi fighters that has followed the rebels from east to west as they have taken over the country.”

The reporter himself saw five Gaddafi soldiers wounded and dying in a field hospital now patrolled by the “rebels,” without receiving food, water or medical attention, and 15 bodies, mainly of black Africans presumed to be Gaddafi supporters, left to rot in the sun outside the Bab al-Aziziyah compound where much of Gaddafi’s family lived. According to Denyer, “not all of them looked like ordinary battlefield deaths. Two dead men lay face down on the grass, their hands bound behind their backs with plastic cuffs.”

McClatchy News Service reported the same gruesome scene: “The dead apparently had been pro-Gaddafi fighters, but they had not gone down fighting. Some had been shot inside their tents, possibly asleep, without shoes on. One had been shot inside an ambulance and another had been shot inside a field hospital, still hooked to an intravenous drip. Others had gunshot wounds in the back of their heads, fueling speculation of executions by rebel fighters.”

Patrick Cockburn of the British Independent described the same scene Sunday, under the headline, “Rebels Wreak Revenge on Dictator’s Men.” He wrote: “The rotting bodies of 30 men, almost all black and many handcuffed, slaughtered as they lay on stretchers and even in an ambulance in central Tripoli, are an ominous foretaste of what might be Libya’s future. The incoming regime makes pious statements about taking no revenge on pro-Gaddafi forces, but this stops short of protecting those who can be labeled mercenaries. Any Libyan with a black skin accused of fighting for the old regime may have a poor chance of survival.”

Amnesty International has confirmed that many of the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa have been labeled “mercenaries” by the NTC forces, by virtue of their skin color, and subjected to imprisonment, torture and summary execution.

One account of rebel abuses comes from Alex Crawford of Sky News, a British broadcast network owned by Rupert Murdoch that has enthusiastically backed the “rebels.” The correspondent was embedded with the anti-Gaddafi forces and accompanied a unit that marched from Zawiya into Tripoli. “We report it as we see it,” she said. “We saw Gaddafi fighters who were tied up and executed. It’s war. This is what happens. Rebel retaliations here are really upsetting.”

The British news agency Reuters reported the finding of several mass graves in Tripoli, claiming they were evidence of “widespread summary killings during the battle for the Libyan capital.” While attributing the worst single killing, some 53 bodies found in a burned-out warehouse, to Gaddafi’s forces, the Reuters report continued, “Reports of cold-blooded killings by both sides have surfaced in the last few days, darkening the atmosphere in a city where many residents had greeted Gaddafi’s fall with joy.”

The Los Angeles Times on Sunday wrote of “the visceral violence of rebel forces hammering away at residential neighborhoods known to be strongholds of Kadafi supporters. Rebel fighters use artillery and antiaircraft guns in such districts, which include Abu Salim, Hadba and Salahadin. At one point this week, rebels were firing assault rifles into residential apartment blocks in Abu Salim, where they suspected a sniper was holed up.”

In other words, the NATO-backed forces are engaged in precisely the same indiscriminate firing of heavy weapons in residential neighborhoods that provided the original pretext for the NATO intervention, when Gaddafi ordered similar action by his own forces. The Times account ended by quoting a Tripoli taxi driver who told the newspaper, “I have a fear that one day we’ll be like Iraqis, wishing for the days of Muammar Gaddafi.”

The Independent, in its leading article Sunday, warned the National Transitional Council that the savagery in the streets of Tripoli would backfire politically. It was difficult enough for supporters of the intervention—like the newspaper’s own editorial page—when they could claim that Gaddafi was engaged in slaughtering civilians, but “it will become almost impossible if a shift in the balance of power unleashes mass executions.”

The British newspaper also identified Abdelhakim Belhadj, the newly appointed commander of the Tripoli Military Council, as a former mujaheddin who “had fought in Afghanistan alongside the Taliban and was an Islamist terror suspect interrogated by the CIA.” Belhadj was a founder of the Libya Islamic Fighting Group, which became the Libyan affiliate of Al Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks.

A chilling picture emerges of the new regime being consolidated in Tripoli. It is being consolidated in blood, with massacres of civilians in pro-Gaddafi neighborhoods as well as pogroms of African migrant workers, under the direction of an Al Qaeda ally who now takes his orders from NATO headquarters and the White House.

The crimes being committed by the NATO-backed NTC forces demonstrate the hypocrisy of the propaganda campaign spearheaded by the Obama administration and its accomplices in Britain and France to justify the military onslaught against oil-rich Libya in the name of “human rights” and preventing a bloodbath.

Some of the journalists on the spot in Tripoli have been unable to close their eyes to the bloody settling of accounts that is taking place. That is to their credit, and it demonstrates as well the cynical and reactionary position taken by those “left” commentators in the United States and Europe who continue to justify the imperialist war against Libya and cover up its predatory character.

The events unfolding in Libya are an object lesson to the international working class. Those who held out the prospect of a “progressive” intervention by the imperialist powers to defend democracy and human rights are now politically implicated in unspeakable crimes. The only genuine and consistent opposition to imperialism is that conducted on the basis of the historic principles of the revolutionary socialist movement, as advanced by the World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party.

Patrick Martin

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I’m sure it won’t take long for the Libyan People to begin another revolution to free themselves from dangerous, Islamic Rebel government imposed upon them by the vapid United Nations and their Imperialist Scum backers.

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Exiled Libyan Monarchy Admits Role In Staged Uprising

Under the puppet Libyan Monarchy, Libya had one of the lowest standards of living on the Planet. Small wonder they were exiled.

Read the story below.

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Exiled Libyan monarchy shamelessly admit their role in fomenting Libyan war

‘The Libyan monarchy of Idris, which was based in Benghazi, was installed by the United States and British in the 1950’s to oversee their economic and military interests in North Africa. Libya in 1951, under the leadership of King Idris, officially had the lowest standards of Living in the world. The Idris monarchy was overthrown in a bloodless revolution led by Muammar al-Gaddafi in 1969. This led to the American Wheelus Air Base (The largest American base outside of US at that time) being dismantled and the American and British armed forces stationed in Libya evacuating. The western oil companies were then nationalised.’

‘The uprising in Libya, which has been portrayed by many in the west as a democratic movement, has been symbolised by the tri-coloured rebel flag. The flag is in fact the flag of the oppressive, undemocratic, monarchy of Idris. At the start of the conflict elements of the rebels in Benghazi held aloft pictures of King Idris. Whilst by no means are all the rebels monarchists, it is however important to highlight the overthrown Libyan monarchy’s history, influence in Benghazi and relationship with the West. It is of no surprise then that the exiled monarchy of Idris has played a hidden hand in this conflict. Closely working with their old allies in NATO in an attempt to regain their lost status in Libya and ‘return to democracy’ as his Royal Highness Prince Idris bizarrely and unashamedly declares in his CNN interview.’

taken from the website of the Global Civilians For Peace In Libya

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As a colony of the United Nations, it shouldn’t take too long before Libya has once again one of the lowest standards of living in the World.

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Africans United In Defense Of Libya
They give the real reasons for this attack on Libya. Below I will provide an excerpt from their webpage.

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… The real reasons for attack on Libya

The claim that the imperialists are attacking Libya for the purpose of rescuing the people of Libya from Gaddafi’s oppressive rule is a lie and a contradiction in terms.

It is like the Israeli State going to war with Hamas in Palestine, to free Palestinians and Palestine from the Israeli settler State.

France or the U.S. cannot save anybody from imperialist control, because they are the problem.

The primary obstacle to democracy everywhere is U.S. government; Gaddafi’s rule is a secondary issue.

Is it the fault of Gaddafi that the native Indians in America have been wiped out?

Is it Gaddafi’s armies who occupy Iraq and Afghanistan?

Is it Gaddafi who keeps 65 percent of CFA currencies used by 14 African countries in an operational bank account in France for the benefit of France?

Is it Gaddafi who funded the genocide of over five million people in Congo?

No, it is the U.S. and French governments that have done and are doing these things.

It is in this context of balance of power that the attack on Libya and Gaddafi’s regime must be understood.

An imperialist Europe and North America and an independent Africa cannot exist together; one comes at the expense of the other.

Gaddafi is known to be unpredictable, which means he is not a reliable puppet of the West.

Gaddafi is petty bourgeois, but he is his own man, and the potential of this man to be independent is also the potential of Africa and the African working class to be independent.

Libya is being invaded in order to bring it back under a compliable, malleable neocolonial rule.

French, Britain, German and other imperialists do not care about the Arab masses in Libya — or in Palestine, Iraq, Bahrain or anywhere else.

The attack on Libya is a desperate white imperialist attempt to end Gaddafi’s power over the region, which already recently has purged itself of two of the white capitalist powers’ key allies.

The west has a problem with Gaddafi because he is anti-Zionist, because his influence in sub-Saharan Africa is on the rise, and because they know he would readily purchase influence wherever such an opportunity and the possibility of alliances with emerging powers might present itself.

For example, it has been reported that Gaddafi “set up the $5 billion Libya Africa Investment Portfolio in 2006, investing in countries as far apart as Madagascar and Rwanda.

“Gaddafi was willing to back up his rhetoric on Africa with money.

“The Libya Africa Investment Portfolio has stakes in gasoline stations in Cameroon and Ethiopia, mobile-phone networks in Rwanda and Ivory Coast and a 506,000-hectare logging concession and sawmill in the Republic of Congo, according to its website.

“[The portfolio] also has shares in mining companies in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and poultry farms in Togo and Madagascar.”

All these factors explain the decision by the United States, Britain and others to invade Libya.

The aggression on Libya is the response by the western capitalist powers to the rise of popular movements throughout the region. It is also an extension of the colonial war policy started in Iraq by George Bush that has now been extended by Obama into Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia.

The U.S. counteroffensive also includes military aggression against democratic forces in Bahrain.

The U.S. uses democratic aspirations and “demands of the masses” of Libya as a cover while it pursues an imperialist agenda, which is the maintenance of a balance of power in the region that is favorable to itself.

Clearly, these aggressions are about maintaining colonial control over African’s resources.

If western imperialists are so concerned about the plight of Arab masses, wouldn’t they bomb the Israelis, who have used F16 jets to bomb defenseless Palestinians, or enter Bahrain, whose people are currently suffering a serious crackdown by an absolutist monarch?

It has been reported that after weeks of demonstrations, protesters, largely Shiites, which make up 65 percent of the population asking for a ‘constitutional parliament’.

They have come under a brutal assault in Bahrain where Hamad Al Khalifah, the Sunni King of the Bahrain regime now has the extra support of the Saudi Arabia who has sent over 1000 troops to help to crack down on freedom protesters, mostly Shiite, following them even to the hospital to finish them off.

One doctor said troops and police had been conducting constant searches, entering wards with sniffer dogs, and that they had split the casualties off from other patients.

“‘I went in on Thursday to operate and soldiers came into the room with their boots on and machine guns, right into the operating theater,’ said another doctor.

“‘We tried to tell them this is not acceptable. While I was operating they came three or four times. We were reconstructing the jaw of a man who had been shot in the face and had a shattered jaw… and it was affecting our concentration’.” …

Hopefully Things Will Continue To Grow Much Worse: Global Economy

It is curious to see how foolish the Media continues to play at the game of Fear in order to produce a sense that some great calamity will befall the population of the Planet Earth if the Greed-mongers who are responsible for this absurd, outdated Central Banking system are unable to continue with their wreck of the Planet.

– Currency is an invention that has been mass produced to serve the greed of so many that it no longer has any value.

– The Central Banks are privately owned and owe no allegiance to any government of Humankind on this Planet

– The perpetuation of this Myth that somehow the amassing of currency is vital to survive. These false belief’s that people require it for education, health, property etc.

In fact most people fail to notice that this is illusion. They do not own any property – go ahead and stop paying taxes, mortgage, rent etc and see how long you may reside in this dwelling you suspect is yours.-

Soon New Global Communism will release the new Manifesto that will reveal this fallacy. It will be distributed to the citizens of the Globe for free and translated into as many languages as possible.

These foolish Capitalists have done an excellent job. They have served their Masters well enough. Without them it would never have been possible for us to reveal the New Global Communist Manifesto.

See below a charming article – hopefully it will bring a smile to your face –

”A voice of Order spawned from the mouth of Chaos”

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World leaders confer on debt crises this weekend

ReutersBy Paul Taylor and Stella Dawson | Reuters

PARIS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global leaders on Saturday arranged a round of emergency calls to discuss the twin debt crises in Europe and the United States that are causing turmoil in financial markets.

After a week that saw $2.5 trillion wiped off global stock markets, they are under pressure to show political leadership and reassure markets that Western governments have both the will and ability to reduce their huge and growing public debt loads.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who chairs the G7/G20 group of leading economies, conferred with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of a call planned for this weekend by G7 finance ministers and central bankers.

“They discussed the euro area and the U.S. debt downgrade. Both agreed the importance of working together, monitoring the situation closely and keeping in contact over the coming days,” a spokesman for Cameron said.

Standard and Poor’s deepened the urgency for action late on Friday by stripping the United States of its top-tier AAA credit rating, a move that over time could ripple through markets worldwide by pushing up borrowing costs and making it more difficult to secure a lasting recovery.

It cited the acrimonious debate in Washington on raising the debt ceiling and near political paralysis over the best way to reduce the its $14.3 trillion debt, which on the current trajectory could climb above 100 percent of U.S. national output this decade.

President Barack Obama called on lawmakers once again on Saturday to set aside partisan politics and work together and to put the nation’s fiscal house in order and stimulate the stagnant economy.

But the most immediate concern for financial markets was the debt crisis in the euro zone, where yields on Italian and Spanish debt have soared to 14-year highs on political wrangling and doubts over the vigor of budget cuts.

The European Central Bank was scheduled to hold a rare Sunday conference call. Markets are anxiously looking for the central bank to start buying Italian and Spanish debt on Monday to stabilize prices, a move that has split the ECB governing council.

Investors saw the ECB’s failure to include Italy and Spain in a relaunch of its bond purchases late last week as a sign of the depth of political divisions over the role of the euro zone currency. German officials want to see stiffer austerity programs in place before the ECB would shoulder more Italian and Spanish debt. The danger is that further pressure on Italian and Spanish bonds could undermine an already damaged European banking system and lock Italy, the world’s eighth largest economy, out of the market.

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, his government weakened by infighting, ruled out early elections to stem market panic. “This has never been an option,” Berlusconi said. Instead he has pledged to bring forward austerity measures and balance the budget by 2013, a year ahead of schedule — steps the ECB will consider to gauge whether to buy its bonds.

S&P’s one-notch downgrade of the U.S. sovereign credit rating to AA-plus, while not totally unexpected, adds another level of uncertainty. Loss of gold-plated status for the world’s benchmark interest rate risks pushing up borrowing costs on everything from car loans, mortgages and corporate debt to government bonds worldwide.

“However justified, S&P couldn’t have picked a worse time to downgrade the U.S.,” said Rabobank in a note to clients.

A senior European diplomatic source said the U.S. downgrade, coupled with Europe’s problems, raised the need for international policy coordination. G7 finance ministers and central bankers of the major industrialized nations were to hold talks by telephone on either Saturday or Sunday, the source said. Their deputies from the broader G20 were due to hold a call on Saturday evening, a Brazilian finance ministry source said.

A U.K. official said “senior officials” also would talk late on Saturday. There was no indication of whether a statement would be issued by G7 or G20 policymakers, the usual method by which they lay out policy steps designed to soothe markets or provide them with direction.

DEBT ADDICTION

China, the largest foreign holder of U.S. debt, took the world’s economic superpower to task for allowing its fiscal house to get into such disarray. It also revived its calls for a new stable global reserve currency to replace the U.S. dollar, gaining a sympathetic ear in the United Kingdom.

“The U.S. government has to come to terms with the painful fact that the good old days when it could just borrow its way out of messes of its own making are finally gone,” China’s official Xinhua news agency said in a commentary.

Xinhua scorned the United States for a “debt addiction” and “short sighted” political wrangling. China, it said, “has every right now to demand the United States address its structural debt problems and ensure the safety of China’s dollar assets.”

China and Japan have called for coordinated action to avert a new worldwide financial crisis. India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters: “There is no need to unnecessarily press the panic button.”

Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager said: “I am in constant contact with colleagues in other countries and am following the development of the financial markets closely.”

Recrimination flew thick and fast among U.S. politicians over its debt downgrade, with each side seeking to blame the other for the impasse over how to solve the fiscal crisis.

Senator Jim Demint, a Republican, said Obama should demand the resignation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

In contrast, French Finance Minister Francois Baroin said France had faith in the United States to get out of this “difficult period.” Friday’s U.S. unemployment numbers were better than expected and so things were heading in the right direction, he said.

“One should not dramatize, one needs to remain cool-headed, one should look at the fundamentals,” he told France’s iTele.

“There is no need for panic,” Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said. “We will see in August, and maybe more intensively in September what the effects for the world economy will be.”

(Additional reporting by Isabel Versiani and Brian Winter in Brasilia, Laura MacInnis in Washington, and other Reuters bureaux worldwide; Writing by Angus MacSwan and Stella Dawson; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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We can only hope the crisis will continue to worsen as it develops.

Never forget that only labour has true value, nothing else has value.