Sri Lankan SEP/ISSE meeting on war in Libya

8 April 2011

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Students for Social Equality (ISSE) in Sri Lanka will hold a public meeting in Colombo on April 19 to discuss the implications of the imperialist intervention in Libya.

Despite claims by the US, Britain and France of concern for the lives of Libyan civilians, the real aim of their military action is the installation of a Libyan regime that is more subservient to imperialist interests. Worldwide the ex-radicals and liberals have fallen in behind this latest neo-colonial adventure, parroting the humanitarian pretext offered by the major powers.

The war in Libya poses grave dangers for the working class not only in the immediate region but internationally. The military intervention is aimed against the revolutionary uprisings throughout the Middle East and more broadly at establishing a precedent for similar action against movements in other parts of the globe.

The SEP/ISSE meeting will discuss the war in Libya, placing it in the context of the history of Libya, the ongoing revolutionary upheavals in the region and the imperialist scramble for oil and gas resources in Middle East and North Africa. We invite workers, youth and intellectuals to attend the Colombo meeting and participate in this important discussion.

Date and time: Tuesday, April 19, 4.00 p.m.
Venue: Public Library Auditorium, Colombo.