This video is a tribute to Brother Muammar Gaddafi (Arabic: مُعَمَّر القَذَّافِي Muʿammar al-Qaḏḏāfī; born in June 1942), who at a young age led the revolution to overthrow Libya’s ruling feudal monarch and pawn of US and Italian imperialism, King Idris.
At the head of the Libyan Arab Socialist Jamahiriya, he led his nation on a massive program of social, technical, and cultural development. It is no exaggeration to talk of Gaddafi’s Libya as a renaissance period for the people of this beautiful and cultured North African country. The Libyan people, in the 42 years of his leadership, rose from being literally the poorest on earth, to the wealthiest and most egalitarian in Africa.
As a result of his consistent anti-imperialist stance, NATO imperialism took the opportunity presented by real popular upheaval in Libya’s neighboring countries (the 2011 ‘Arab spring’ uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt) to launch a vicious and genocidal war to topple his government, and rob the Libyan people of their social gains, their real diplomatic and anti-imperialist influence and – of course – their mineral resources.
After a brutal 7 months of carpet bombing, day and night, which claimed the lives of 100,000 civilians, systematically targeted civilian infrastructure and destroyed entire cities, NATO’s paid agents were directed to corner the heroic anti-imperialist leader of the resistance, and Lynched him cruelly and publically on 20 October 2011.
Contrary to the vile assertions of the western media, He faced his executioners, vile mercenaries and unthinking tools of NATO imperialism as the proud defender of independent ant free Libya. He dies a heroes death, in battle, facing his enemies with steely resolve, and refusing to desert his post, his country and his people at the hour of greatest need.
In the words of Fidel Castro, Brother Gaddafi, in paying the ultimate price for defending Libya’s independence and freedom, “by resisting and not yielding to their [NATO’s] demands, has enter[ed] history as one of the great figures of the Arab nations”
Harpal Brar, Chairman of the CPGB-ML, addresses this well attended and spirited meeting of the Stalin Society in Central London to pay our respects to Brother Gaddafi.
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