Prof. Horace Campbell: Peace & Justice Movement Should Oppose U.S.-Led Intervention in Libya

“It is precisely because the Western strategic thinkers understand the potential for revolution in Saudi Arabia, along with all over the Arabian Peninsula, why it is urgent for them to intervene in North Africa, because from the time of Cleopatra right down through the Nazis in Germany, the occupation of Libya, right next to Egypt, was strategically important for access to North Africa and Arabia. So the strategic thinkers in Washington, in London, in Paris and Brussels are considering that with the impending isolation of Israel, with revolutionary processes all over Arabia and North Africa, it is very important for the West to have a foothold.

It is in this very moment they need ways to divert the working peoples of North America and Western Europe from the practice of capitalism. As we’ve seen in Wisconsin, the workers in Wisconsin gained confidence, gained support, gained courage from the peoples of Egypt. We’ve seen signs where the people say they’re standing up for their rights. In moments like these, when the Governor of Wisconsin is cutting back on expenditure on health, on education, for the poor, and the Pentagon is spending over a trillion dollars in its budget, it is times like these that the conservative forces need to whip up a new militarism in the United States of America to divert attention from the struggles of the working peoples, from students, from women, from the youth, who are against the capitalist system as it exists. We are in the midst of the most intense capitalist crisis since 1930s. This struggle internationally is a struggle against capitalism.”


Prof. Horace Campbell: Peace & Justice Movement Should Oppose U.S.-Led Intervention in Libya.

Mubarak Steps Down!

Mubarak Steps Down

Tahrir Square

Several hundred thousand protesters massed in Cairo's central Tahrir Square exploded into joy.

6:09pm: No point any of our presenters trying to speak over the roar of Egyptians celebrating.

6:04pm: Jubilation breaks out across Egypt. Flags waving. Joyous scenes in Tahrir Square, Alexandria, Suez.

6:03pm: He’s gone. He’s resigned. 30 years of Mubarak rule is over. Omar Suleiman says:

via Al-Jazeera

Egypt: And ya don’t stop!

Strikes in Egypt add to pressure from protests
Egypt’s Youth Will Not Be Silenced
By Amy Goodman, Demcracy Now
Egypt’s burgeoning youth population is driving the revolution. The April 6 Youth Movement was formed last year to support textile strikers in the Egyptian city of Mahalla. One of the founders of the movement, Asmaa Mahfouz, who has just turned 26, posted a video to Facebook Jan. 18, days after the Tunisian revolution forced the ouster of that country’s dictator….Her call to action was another spark.

Egyptian Workers Join Protests, Escalate Demands
The uprising in Egypt continues for the 16th consecutive day since the nation wide “day of revolution” was declared on January 25th. It seems momentum is only building.
via Uprising Radio

Strikes in Egypt add to pressure from protests
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of workers went on strike Wednesday across Egypt, adding a new dimension to the uprising as public rage turned to the vast wealth President Hosni Mubarak’s family reportedly amassed while close to half the country struggled near the poverty line.

via AP