Peace Rally for Libya Set for November 24
"As the federal government prepares to honour the role of Canada's military during NATO's recent War in Libya, citizens from different Canadian cities will assemble to devote 20 minutes of their time for Peace in Libya and the goal of ending Canada's participation in NATO's 'War on Terror'.
Canada's military played a leading role in NATO's first war in Africa, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians, the decimation of the country's infrastructure and the overthrow of the Libyan government.
Tens of thousands of Libyans have fled their country of origin or have been displaced as a result of this 'humanitarian' war while hundreds have been rounded up, detained, tortured or summarily executed by NATO's newly installed regime.
Africa's largest reserves of crude oil, formerly a source of wealth redistribution in Libya and in neighboring African countries, has been divvied up amongst a selection of multinational oil corportations loyal to the NATO agenda. Libya's Central Bank and its hundreds of billions of dollars in assets has been plundered and dismantled, and a private banking cartel has been installed in its place to rule the country's finances.
'And the Canadian Government wants to celebrate this achievement?' questions Canadian author and longtime Toronto peace activist Barrie Zwicker. Since 2006, Zwicker argues Canada's military has been transformed from peacekeeping to waging war, training others for war and preparing for war.
The Harper government has not only involved Canada in multiple theatres of war, from Afghanistan to Libya, but is actively engaged in advanced military planning to bring war to two more countries and its peoples: namely Syria and Iran...
On November 24, at 11:10 Eastern Time and 12:10 Atlantic Time, Zwicker, Leblanc and other Canadians will observe 20 minutes of silence, meditation and prayer for Libya...