From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 10:16 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: FYI: 4:30-6 P.M. Today: Emergency Protest v. War on Libya
Issued Thursday evening, March 17, 2011
The United National Antiwar Committee (UNACpeace.org) calls for emergency day-after demonstrations in every location in the US tomorrow, Friday, March 18th, and Saturday, March 19, to protest the UN Security Council vote (10 for and 0 against, 6 abstentions) authorizing military action against Libya.
France has indicated it is ready to launch air strikes within hours, and all day media reports have said the US and Britain as well as other powers could strike as soon.
Obama has made clear his strategy now is not primarily imposition of a no fly zone but rather air strikes on Libyan government forces and personnel, which will inevitably claim many civilian casualties.
The utter hypocrisy and cynicism of this declaration of war is best seen the lack of any response to the U.S. equipped Saudi attack on Bahrain and the brutal repression of the unarmed movement that is underway now.
It is important to note that the U.S. Government stopped all action, even a UN resolution, against the massive Israeli bombardment of Gaza in 2008 or the bombardment and attempted invasion of Lebanon in 2006.
Therefore, we are sure that the US-promoted UN Security Council resolution will not be used to defend the movement for democracy and dignity in the Arab world, but to establish a military presence antagonistic to genuine self-determination in all the nations in which the masses are mobilizing.
UNAC says NO air strikes!
NO no-fly zone!
NO imperialist military intervention of any kind against Libya!
US/UN/NATO hands off Libya and Bahrain!
All out Friday, March 18th and/or Saturday, March 19th Forward to building massive antiwar demonstrations on April 9 &10.
In NYC an Emergency Protest is called for in front of the Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza, Broadway side from 4:30 to 6:00 pm