Hands Off Somalia is a campaign organised to oppose the upcoming discussion of corporate, political and military intervention in Somalia by the British government at their conference on 23 February 2012. We are demonstrating outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, Whitehall, LONDON SW1 from 1 to 3pm.
Our aim is to create a new found awareness of the current situation in the horn of Africa; Somalia. The situation being a possible sanction of Somali land by British forces.Their justification is summed up in a statement given by David Cameron himself; ‘Somalia is a failed state that directly threatens British interests’. Cameron went on further to say ‘young British minds are poisoned by radicalism’. This poisonis defined as piracy and Islamic fundamentalism. So our job is to make aware the real threat here; western imperialism.
As we have seen over the past couple of months and years the Middle East and Africa have been subject to bombing raids and military intervention. Of course history tells us this is nothing new. There is clearly a hidden agenda. Killing thousands upon millions of people for the sake of it does not add up, regardless of how cold blooded someone can be and whatever justification they create.
British imperialism CANNOT play a progressive role in Somalia, any more than it has done in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya etc.
Join the demonstration - bring friends, groups, colleagues with you. Bring banners, placards, musical instruments. There will be speeches and poetry. Help us make our voices heard!
Imperialist hands off Somalia!
No to British intervention!
End the criminalisation of the Somali community!