Appeal to UNSC — End NATO war on Libya
Marinella Correggia — ecopeace activist
Italy, July 2011
Excerpt and editing by Carolyn Bennett
“Certain NATO member countries in alliance with oil-rich monarchical Gulf States [are] conducting an illegal war in Libya. For more than three months, they have backed one of two factions.
“This war is based on false information, thrust obstinately forward without regard for its direct and indirect impact on victims.”
Despite many opportunities for negotiation presented from the onset — and now clearly verified and in contrast to what media have transmitted — the NATO war on Libya continues.
What must we do? Bring popular pressure to bear on NATO member countries, yes, but this is not enough.
Sample mail to United Nations Security Council
An e-mail campaign en masse to “UN Security Council’s non-belligerentand other members,” appealing to them to take action could have some effect.
“Many of these countries, and even more non-members of the UN Security Council, such as Venezuela and ALBA countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Venezuela), have already demonstrated a willingness to back and promote negotiations toward peace and could make use of such a call from the citizens of NATO countries as an additional tool and support in the pressure they can then apply.
"No War Network and U.S. Citizens for Peace and Justice in Rome have hand-delivered appeals to embassies in Rome and they invite others to take part in the Appeal to UNSC to End NATO war on Libya campaign.
“Send an e-mail to appropriate representatives of Russia, China, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Gabon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, Colombia, Portugal, and Germany. [See sample email — It is best to send emails one by one, if you have time, as multiple addresses may trigger spam filters — text in four languages at www.interculture.it/libia]”
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Sample Subject box:
APPEAL TO NON-BELLIGERENT UNSC MEMBERS — Please Put a Stop to NATO War in Libya
Sample Body text:
“PLEASE PUT A STOP TO THE NATO WAR ON LIBYA!”
We appeal to non-belligerent members of the UN Security Council to —
• Put an end to the misuse of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 to influence the internal affairs of Libya through warfare, by revoking it, and
• Press for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Libya, backing the African Union’s central role in this context.
We thank those countries that have tried, and are still trying, to work towards peace. Our appeal rises from the following facts and beliefs:
• The military intervention undertaken by some NATO members against Libya has gone far beyond the provisions of Security Council Resolution 1973 and is based on hyped-upaccounts of defenseless citizens being massacred by their government, while the truth is that, in Libya, there is an on-going and intense internal armed conflict;
• We are aware of the economic and geo-strategic interests that lie behind the war in Libya and, in particular, behind NATO support of one of the two armed factions;
• NATO military intervention in Libya has killed (and is continuing to kill) countless civilians and has harmed and endangered the civilian population including, in various other ways, migrants and refugees;
• At this stage, we believe that only non-belligerent countries — and particularly those with voting rights within the United Nations Security Council — can successfully bring a peaceful end to the conflict through negotiations, and by implementing the opening paragraph of UNSC Resolution 1973 calling for an immediate ceasefire.
We ask you to act to end the carnage, end the breach of Libya’s sovereignty and violent overthrow of its government, act to end the failing of another state.
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Sources and notes
Marinella Correggia has been an ecopeace activist since 1991. She is author who is now committed to stand against the awful NATO war against Libya
Posts by Marinella Correggia at http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya
Marinella Correggia Thursday on Flashpoints
Flashpoints with host Kevin Pina, July 28, 2011, http://www.flashpoints.net/
Guests: Mahdi Nazemroaya-Flashpoints correspondent on the ground in Libya, Marinella Correggia, and Eric Walberg – journalist and author of new book Postmodern Imperialism
Posted on July 28, 2011 by Flashpoints: Flashpoints continued in-depth coverage of the situation in Libya and the breaking news that the Chief of Staff of the rebels has been killed. We also look into the role of human rights organizations in Libya many of which are now being accused of presenting a false view of the situation…
Mathaba (we open minds and news): Campaign: send an email to non-belligerent members of UN Security Council, Posted: July 3, 2011, from: Mathaba: Campaign against the NATO war in Libya — Send an e-mail to non-belligerent members on the UN Security Council
ALBA — The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (Spanish: Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América, or ALBA) — is an international cooperation organization based on the idea of social, political, and economic integration between the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The member nations are Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Venezuela, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALBA
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