Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Vigil Against The Bombing Of Libya

Reading Peace Group and Reading Peaceworks are organising a protest vigil against the current bombing and military attacks on Libya.

Meet up between 1 - 2 pm on Sunday 27 March at the Queen Victoria
Statue in Friar Street.

Here are just a few reasons pacifists say no to military intervention in Libya:
* It's nothing to do with human rights - the UN Security Council is not interested in the brutal repression of democracy protesters in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Yemen.
* There are non-violent ways of supporting the Libyan democracy protesters which would be more effective than military force.
* Only one in three Britons supports military action in Libya
* The West cannot be an honest broker in Libya given its disastrous track record on Iraq
* The war is expected to cost at least $1 billion at a time when the global economy is in deep depression and public services are being cut here in the UK.

9 comments:

Jane Griffiths said...

what are the other ways?

Adrian Windisch said...

Other ways to do what?

If you mean to protest, I'm sure you can think of a few more Jane.

For example; write a blog, a letter to the papers or your MP.

Jonathan Bryce said...

The other ways to stop Gadaffi from attacking his own people because they want democracy.

Writing blogs and letters to the papers isn't really going to stop him.

Adrian Windisch said...

Did you read what i said? Seems not.

Actually Ghandi stopped the british empire through peaceful protest. No bombs required.

Adrian Windisch said...

Did you read what i said? Seems not.

Actually Ghandi stopped the british empire through peaceful protest. No bombs required.

GIDEON MACK said...

Libyan Dictator embarrassed into surrender by a bunch of greens smelling of patchouli outside a pub in Reading, England?

If those Tomahawk cruise missiles don’t get to him I’m sure your protest will do it – well done for trying.

Adrian Windisch said...

Some authorities are scared of protest, or why try and ban it. Or spend millions on an undercovers policeman.

The British Empire should have been scared of Ghandi. look where it got em.

Steve said...

interesting interview with a Libyan government spokesperson on C4 news tonight. Worth watching.

I don't think we're getting even a quarter of the truth.

Adrian Windisch said...

Do we even know that those we are protecting are pro democracy?

I have read that Libya us very tribal, some tribes are with Gadafi and some against. So a bit like Afganisthan where if I recall we backed the tribal leaders against the Taliban and unleasged civil war. Of couese the media doesnt often put it like this.