Originally posted by alize:
If you that to the Libyan people, they would give you a just end
like they gave to Gaddafi.
If you want to change the govt in Singapore, do it in a way that
is receptive to most people and potential voters. The stuff you
post is a discredit to the opposition movement. It does nothing for
I don't support Gaddafi's autocracy but support his pan africanism and anti-imperialism and wealth distribution.
I oppose the war criminals Bush and Blair and the anglo-american imperialism and support the cause of annihiliation of the U.S dominated world order and creation of multipolar world.
Gaddafi Helped Mandela
It is important to maintain perspective.
I have always believed in democracy, and I have never thought of it as some kind of a western thing.
The day 9/11 happened I compared it to the start of something along the magnitudes of the Cold War
Gaddafi is like Castro
in that he saw a lot. He saw colonialism, the Cold War, the aftermath, the War On Terror
. This guy stayed in the news for half a century.
I was doing school in Kathmandu
. We were amazed about this guy who seemed to driveReagan
crazy. Who i-s this guy? We read up on him.
One of the details that has to be noted is that Gaddafi helped Mandela
when nobody helped Mandela.
was opposed to imposing sanctions on the apartheid regime and I don't think he has ever course corrected that stand.
NELSON MANDELA'S LOVE FOR HIS "BROTHER LEADER" COLONEL GADDAFI
His foreign policy legacy includes an alliance with a racist government
Gaddafi opposed the racist apartheid regime of South Africa, U.S supported the racist regime.
I support Gaddafi and his cause against south africa and completely opposed the U.S disgusting support for racist south Africa.
Qaddafi was always at odds with the anglo americans. He wanted to overthrow the racist south african regime. U.S wanted to strengthen the racist regime.
So in the end they killed Gaddafi as a warning for others.
I support Gaddafi.
In 1952, the ANC launched the Defiance Campaign against apartheid. With a broadened base that now included women, it adopted the Freedom Charter in June 1955 which declared that South Africa belonged to all of its residents regardless of race. A militant nationalist group insisted that South Africa belonged to blacks and formed a rival organization, the Pan African Congress (PAC).
Both organizations became involved in anti-apartheid resistance and were subsequently implicated in a defiance campaign that provoked violent reprisals in Sharpeville in 1960. The Sharpeville Massacre where 69 protestors were killed by South African police who fired on 300 demonstrators, unleashed worldwide condemnation of the nation. In response, the government declared a state emergency, and banned both the ANC and the PAC.
In 1961, the ANC signaled official adoption of violence with the formation of a military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. Subsequent acts of violence and sabotage led to arrests of key ANC leaders including Nelson Mandela. After a lengthy trial in 1964, they were sentenced to life imprisonment.
With much of its leadership either jailed or exiled, the ANC went underground and began guerilla activities from bases abroad. The violent crackdown of a peaceful student demonstration in Soweto in 1976 provoked more global condemnation of apartheid.
Throughout the 1980s, the ANC coordinated sabotage and guerrilla attacks within, and anti-apartheid campaigns abroad. In response, South Africa and its major western allies classified the ANC as a terrorist organization, and launched attacks on its external bases. These events provoked international reactions against, and pressures on, South Africa.
The ANC received crucial military supports from the Soviet Union and Cuba.
Although this ended with fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, by 1990, succumbing to increased international pressures, South African President F. W. de Klerk reinstated the ANC and released Mandela.
The Racial Question Is
A Class Question
Chairman Mao Tse-tung received visitors from Africa here this afternoon [8 August 1963]. During the reception, Chairman Mao Tse-tung made a statement calling upon the people of the world to unite against racial discrimination by U.S. imperialism and support the American Negroes in their just struggle against racial discrimination.
Chairman Mao Tse-tung had a very cordial, friendly talk with the friends from Africa. During the talk, he condemned the racial discrimination practiced by U.S. imperialism, as well as that of the colonialist authorities of South Africa and in every part of the world. “Racial discrimination”, he said, “is found in Africa, in Asia, and in other parts of the world. The racial question is in essence a class question. Our unity is not one of race; it is the unity of comrades and friends. We should strengthen our unity and wage a common struggle against imperialism. colonialism, and the running dogs, to attain complete and thorough national independence and liberation.”
After explaining how China’s revolutionary struggle had won through to victory, Chairman Mao said: “This proves that a revolution by the people can triumph and that imperialism and its running clogs can be defeated. The tide of anti-imperialism and anti-colonialism is sweeping through all Africa. All countries whether or not they have already attained independence, will sooner or later win complete and thorough independence and liberation. All the Chinese people support you. The people of Africa are awakening with each passing day; so are the people of the whole world. The workers, peasants, revolutionary intellectuals and all other revolutionary people, who constitute over ninety per cent of the world’s population, can be united in the fight for the victory of the revolution.”
“In the fight for thorough emancipation,” Chairman Mao said, “the oppressed peoples rely first of all on their own strength and then, and only then, on international assistance. The people who have already won victory in their revolution should help those who are still struggling for liberation. This is our internationalist duty.”