Labouring under an illusion By William Bowles

30 September 2011

Note: This is in the way of a continuation of my last essay ‘In the belly of the beast‘.

Nothing could illustrate the paradox better than the Labour Party, ‘the party of labour’, financially supported largely by Britain’s biggest trade unions (representing around five million public employees) bankrolling the party which has led the way in attacking what’s left of the gains made since 1945. In a word, a traitorous political party that once again, faces the task of reinventing itself.

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Video: ‘NATO need to be brought to justice’ for killing civilians

30 September 2011 — RT

Libya’s National Transitional Council says it will not form an interim government until the whole country is liberated. Anti-Gaddafi forces have already taken the airport in the fugitive Colonel’s hometown of Sirte, one of his remaining strongholds.

­Reinforcements have been called in ready for a fresh assault in the face of strong resistance, as civilians continue to flee the violence in the besieged city.

Director of the ANSWER anti-war coalition Brian Becker says NATO is only adding to their problems.

‘Clearly, they are not protecting civilians when they are bombing cities that are considered to be pro-Gaddafi, when they are killing people, not because they’ve done something wrong, but because their own political beliefs are contrary to what NATO wants in terms of the kind of government they want for Libya,’ he told RT.

‘So I think that they need to be brought to justice,’ Becker continued. ‘I think, though, unless there’s a very strong international movement for human rights in this instance, I think it’s unlikely they will be brought to court.’

The activist notes that Libya has the largest oil reserves in all of Africa and the 9th largest oil reserves in the world. Given this fact, he says, the real goal of the NATO powers is to take control over Libya’s vast oil reserves. In order to achieve this, they have ‘to carry out regime change, so that the Gaddafi government is gone once and forever, and that there will be a new government that will not necessarily be more democratic or more humane, but will be an ally or, I would say, in fact, a proxy, a client, perhaps, a puppet of Western powers.’

Video: ‘NATO need to be brought to justice’ for killing civilians

30 September 2011 — RT

Libya’s National Transitional Council says it will not form an interim government until the whole country is liberated. Anti-Gaddafi forces have already taken the airport in the fugitive Colonel’s hometown of Sirte, one of his remaining strongholds.

­Reinforcements have been called in ready for a fresh assault in the face of strong resistance, as civilians continue to flee the violence in the besieged city.

Director of the ANSWER anti-war coalition Brian Becker says NATO is only adding to their problems.

‘Clearly, they are not protecting civilians when they are bombing cities that are considered to be pro-Gaddafi, when they are killing people, not because they’ve done something wrong, but because their own political beliefs are contrary to what NATO wants in terms of the kind of government they want for Libya,’ he told RT.

‘So I think that they need to be brought to justice,’ Becker continued. ‘I think, though, unless there’s a very strong international movement for human rights in this instance, I think it’s unlikely they will be brought to court.’

The activist notes that Libya has the largest oil reserves in all of Africa and the 9th largest oil reserves in the world. Given this fact, he says, the real goal of the NATO powers is to take control over Libya’s vast oil reserves. In order to achieve this, they have ‘to carry out regime change, so that the Gaddafi government is gone once and forever, and that there will be a new government that will not necessarily be more democratic or more humane, but will be an ally or, I would say, in fact, a proxy, a client, perhaps, a puppet of Western powers.’

Libya and the Big Lie: Using Human Rights Organizations to Launch Wars By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

29 September 2011 — Global Research

The war against Libya is built on fraud. The United Nations Security Council passed two resolutions against Libya on the basis of unproven claims, specifically that Colonel Muammar Qaddafi was killing his own people in Benghazi and Libya. The claim in its exact form was that Qaddafi had ordered Libyan forces to kill 6,000 people in Benghazi and Libya. These claims were widely disseminated, but always vaguely explained. It was on the basis of this claim that Libya was referred to the U.N. Security Council at U.N Headquarters in New York City and kicked out of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 30, 2011

30 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO: Afghan Civilian Deaths Caused By Air Strikes Up 19 Percent
  • Afghan War: NATO 2011 Death Toll Continues To Rise
  • Pakistani Parties Show Rare Unity In Opposition To U.S. Threats
  • Obama, Uzbek President Discuss Afghan War Supply Routes
  • Czech Republic: 225,000 Attend 18-Nation ‘NATO Days’
  • Estonia Pursues ‘Total Defense’ Against Russia
  • Adjutant General Of Illinois Receives Polish Army Medal
  • Germany Hosts Warplanes For NATO Response Force 2012 Exercise

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Video: Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution (Occupy Wall Street)

26 September 2011 — OCCUPY TOGETHER

For more information on the Occupation please visit Occupy Wall Street

The theme is rejecting electoral politics, calling for an end to the rule by the rich, asserting that “we are the majority” and saying that they are beyond making demands and focused instead on taking charge of things themselves to create a new society. It’s damned encouraging. — John Spritzler