Highly successful event tonight, thanks to all who made it happen, esp my Trincontinental comrades Hafsa Kara who chaired brilliantly, Dhruv Shah for the audio-visual work, Carlos Martinez on the e-comms. Many thanks for the support from George Galloway MP and for his contribution at the start of the event. our Libyan brother Dr Mabruk Derbésh made a very insightful contribution and in the QnA on how he was in opposition to Muammar Gaddafi on many issues pre 2011, but considered things today incomparitvely worse and he said "I wish the problems of the Jamahirya returned, as compared to now what Libya has become, they were hardly problems at all".
And many thanks again to Dr. Moussa Ibrahim (د. موسى إبراهيم), former Libyan Jamahirya government media spokesperson during the nato war of aggression and divide and ruin in 2011. It was a historic event in that Dr Moussa Ibrahim spoke for the first time in english since 2011, that this pro-resistance pro-GlobalSouth event took place in the british parliament (with britain being a leading force in the destruction of Libya), and that we had the direct support of a parliamentarian. Still lots more work to do to bring to light and justice the greatest crime against Humanity in our times.
Many thanks to all who came, many thanks to the LIbyan community who represented today, they comprised nearly half of all the 70 people in the room. Thanks to friends who came from far and wide, thanks to our sister from Prague who traveled all the way especially for this meeting, and other comrades from Sheffield, Brighton and elsewhere who attended. Thanks to RT for coming. As we say in SouthAsia BBC murdabad, to the scummy little bbc slave who read of his mi5 style sheet in asking Dr Moussa some utterly stupid questions, and thanks to the Libyan monarchist who came who gave me the chance to tell him off and put him in his place in my speech when he was smirking at me mentioning the systematic persecution and lynching of darker skinned Libyans that still continues today. Libyan people deserve our support who are resisting nato and its allied death squads, not those death squad leaders and their closest supporters such as Hakim Belhaj and Moazzam Begg and Cage Prisoners. Lynchers of anti-nato revolutionaries and Black Libyans and Africans (and Syrians etc) like the aforementioned are not worthy of more support than their victims!
professional HD videos of the event up soon on youtube! A fuller written report and pictures coming out tomorrow.
(Sukant Chandan, Tricontinental)