Antiwar Committee, UNACpeace.org Statement on Libya
At great risks to their lives,
activists organizing to oppose oppressive, dictatorial regimes in the Middle
East and North Africa have inspired us by their
courage and determination. We ruefully acknowledge past and
support for dictatorships and military rule in the region. We recognize
that the U.S.
has been directly involved in supplying weapons and other forms of support to
regimes that have committed atrocious human rights abuses against
civilians. Conscious of our responsibility to stop the United States from further manipulations that
would interfere with movements on behalf of true democratic developments in
other countries, UNAC calls for an immediate halt to U.S. intervention
in regions and countries where mass mobilizations are challenging oppressive
We have seen the horrific consequences of U.S./UN imposed economic sanctions against Iraq, as well as the consequences of U.S./UN
operation of “no-fly zones” over northern and southern Iraq, prior to the U.S. Shock and Awe attacks and
We therefore oppose any form of U.S.
military or economic intervention in Libya,
Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia and other countries where
movements are rising in opposition to dictatorships and military rule.