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Stop the imperialist assault on Libya

23rd March 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

The imperialist bombing campaign of Libya is a violent attempt to reassert the position of Western imperialism in the Arab world and break the momentum of the uprisings that have swept through the region since January.

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No to imperialist intervention into Libya

16th March 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Andrew Williams

The uprisings that have spread across the Middle East have alarmed the US and its regional allies as a series of autocratic pro-Western regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain and Yemen, have become vulnerable. As the pro-democracy mobilisations have continued their momentum, the US is determined that the ground it has already had to cede in Egypt and Tunisia will not spread further – and is, of course, working hard behind the scenes to limit the extent of the reforms in Egypt and Tunisia.

Cuba says support human rights not imperialist intervention

4th March 2011 Socialist Action 0

A deceit currently being promoted by the US and British governments is that any western intervention into Libya is in order to defend human rights. As Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out in his statement to the UN Human Rights Council, these are not imperialism’s real concerns. The principle human right the right to life is denied by these same powers, whose invasions of countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan have left hundreds of thousands dead. Alongside that there is the well-established use by the US of torture at Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib, plus Britain’s involvement in the US abduction programme. That indicates the real view these states take on human rights.

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Imperialist hypocrisy and the Middle East

28th February 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Andrew Williams

As the revolutionary process has continued to unfold across the Middle East there is much cant being espoused by the US and its allies. Whilst publicly calling in the region for democracy, human rights and peace, a completely contrary agenda is actually being pursued. This is being consolidated through imperialist intervention into Libya.