Libyan Solidarity Protest today at Downing Street


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Today’s demonstration was very moving and very passionate. My friend & I were in tears for alot of it, such was the high emotion and the sadness at what is happening right now. Bless Libya, Down with Gaddafi the murderer.

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Very Apt Quote on Liberty by Benjamin Constant.


‘The danger of modern liberty is that, absorbed in the enjoyment of our private independence, and in the pursuit of our particular interests, we should surrender our right to share in political power too easily.

The holders of authority are only too anxious to encourage us to do so. They are so ready to spare us all sort of troubles, except those of obeying & paying! They will say to us: what in the end, is the aim of your efforts, the motive of your labours, the object of all your hopes? Is it not happiness? Well, leave this happiness to us and we shall give it to you.

No, Sirs, we must not leave it to them. No matter how touching such a tender commitment may be,let us ask the authorites to keep within their limits. Let them confine themselves to being just. We shall assume the responsibility for being happy for ourselves.’

Benjamin Constant 1820

Especially relevant today as Cameron goes to the Middle East to encourage more sales for UK arms companies, like the corrupt BAE. As Gaddafi massacres innocent citizens using weapons that until yesterday afternoon, were still licensed to be sold to Libya, Cameron sees fit to get more weapons to kill more people into the Middle East. Shame on him!

As The Libyans Are Slaughtered, Cameron goes to the Middle East To Sell More Weapons To Kill More People.


Gaddafi is proving himself to be tyranny & inhumanity, par excellence. As the plane loads of African (& unconfirmed reports of Italian & Ukrainian) mercenaries descend on defenceless citizens to slaughter them, with weapons that were until yesterday afternoon, still licensed to be sold to Gaddafi by the UK. YES, until yesterday!

David Cameron, our Prime Minister is in the Middle East on a tour at the moment – most likely defended as ‘helping the region transition into democracy’.  He has taken EIGHT weapons companies with him. The first country he visited on this tour, was my beloved Egypt. Egypt has still not made the transition to a DEMOCRATICALLY elected government. We are living under a military dictatorship, with a junta which has no legitimate right to be making any kind of deals with arms companies, or negotiating with other governments – that is what the elected government will be for, not this unelected bunch of military men.

At a time when so many have already paid the ultimate price for claiming their rights from their governments and when so many governments have already used deadly force on innocents, it is reprehensible that Cameron should be out in the Middle East encouraging and legitimising the inhumane use of weapons by trying to sell them. Shame on him. It remains to be seen whether he will follow in Blair’s footsteps & have the blooded hands of and accomplice to murder.

A swift google of BAE systems will show you the calibre of the companies that want to trade in the Middle East. The  types of deals that this company has become infamous for, including bribery, creating slush funds and aiding corruption & oppression wherever they go. One of Britain’s most shameful companies. Exploiting death & oppression for financial gain, is there anything lower than that?

I will leave you with a small clip of Prince Bandar Al-Saud’s comments on the investigation into the billions of dollars put into slush funds for him and the Saud Royal Family by BAE, rather telling of the typical Middle East ‘leader’s’ attitude to corruption and entitlement.

IF YOU ARE IN LONDON TODAY – PLEASE COME ALONG & SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY WITH THE LIBYANS AT 10 DOWNING ST FROM 3PM.

Solidarity Protest at Libyan Embassy in London 19.2.11


It’s with pure horror that I have been following the Libyan so called ‘leader’, Gaddafi as he unleashes hell on the brave Libyans who dare to take to the streets to demand their rights. Already, the death-toll in Benghazi is higher than was in Egypt & Tunisa combined, and in such a short time, too. With the trademark techniques of Arab Dictators – violent oppression, arming & releasing prisoners & thugs to do the dirty work of the regime, cutting off communication lines, and the bringing in of mercenaries to terrorise the populations, Gaddafi is showing himself to be the most sociopathic, bloodthirsty terrorising  murderer of them all. Please support the Libyans as much as you can and in anyway that you can. We must bear witness to this, in the name of humanity – even if we feel we can do nothing.



Please see here for more photos from the protest.

Solidarity Rally outside Bahrain Embassy 19.2.11


For more photos of the protest, please see my set here http://www.flickr.com/photos/el_amster/sets/72157625969138181/

Unbelievably the other Middle Eastern ‘leaders’ did not learn the right lessons from Ben Ali & Mubarak. Instead of listening to the people, they have cracked down murderously as the events unfolding in Bahrain, Libya, Yemen are proving. Using weapons bought with the permission and mostly likely encouragement from the British Government on innocent and brave but defenceless civilians, the ruling royal family in Bahrain have proven themselves to be the amongst the lowest in all humanity, even bringing in mercenaries to come and murder their own people. They have vindicated the protesters and shown their true colours to the world. Shame on them and their supporters.

The sorrow I feel as an Egyptian watching this is immense. Watching others go through the same inevitable hell to gain freedom and dignity is terrible. Solidarity to my sisters and brothers fighting for freedom everywhere.