Tag Archives: revolution

Resign Or Die Is Offer To Madacasgar President!

Early reports about the resignation of the president of Madagascar indicated that Marc Ravalomanana decided in the interest of peace and security in the nation to offer his resignation. However, latest reports indicate he signed the resignation with weapons pointed at hi. “I never resigned. I was forced to hand power over at gunpoint” he now says. Ravalomanana told a special meeting of the Southern African Development Community he had no desire to resign but was forced to by members of the military. The SADC made an unusual decision to suspend Madagascar due the manner in which the current government assumed power. A foreign diplomat who was in the area said he never saw any military forces in the area when the resignation took place.

The SADC is upset at how Madagascar is ruled but it refuses to take any action against President Robert Mugabe who stole an election and has brutalized the nation of Zimbabwe. Is there a double standard as to who can or can not assume power in an African nation?

Disorder And Confusion On Madagascar

The world is in turmoil, war and violence range from one end to the other so it is not surprising that on the island of Madagascar soldiers would be storming the presidential palace and ending the term of office of the president. President Marc Ravalomanana barricaded himself into the presidential palace with some close supporters, but within a few hours, troops stormed the area and took control of the nation. The army confirmed it has taken over the palace and there are reports the president has decided to allow reality to take control over his dreams of power and to submit his resignation. Opposition leader Andry Rajoelina apparently has taken power with the aid of the army.

Most likely, the outgoing president will be found guilty of corruption, but this should not hide the reality a new government will undoubtedly plunge into the world of corruption and in a few years be overthrown by another champion of honesty, truth and the Madagascar way of life, whatever that is. It certainly is not government of the people, by the people and for the people.

Twisted Logic Of African Union Leaders

The African Union has rules dealing with democratic procedures, and among the most important rule is to oppose any opposition leader who has the support of most people in his nation because that means the current dictator would be forced from office. The AU believes it is important at all costs to maintain the status quo, naturally, this supports the rulers of the African Union who know they will always receive assistance from the AU when opposing forces threaten to overthrow their dictatorial regime. The AU warned Madagascar’s opposition leader that he had no right to take power in violence that has erupted on the island. Andry Rajoelina, mayor of the capital city of Antananarivo said he was now in power but the president of the nation denied any such event had taken place. In the meantime, hundreds are dead or wounded.

Jean Ping, chairperson of the AU Commission says “it is totally forbidden to take power by non-constitutional means” and his organization will oppose any such action. BUT, President Robert Mugabe lost an election and then voided it in order to hold a new election he could win. According to the AU that is OK. After all, Mugabe is part of the in-group of old buddies in arms.

Hypocrisy is written into the by-laws of the African Union.

Greece–First World Internet Sparked Youth Riots?

Students in Bordeaux hurled flaming garbage cans at the Greek consulate and there were other similar protests around the world as young people expressed support for the youth of Greece. Pupils staged protests across Athens as self-styled anarchists clashed with police in an attempt to prove the government was wrong about the decline of riots in the capital. Forensic tests appear to dispute claims by the police the 15 year old whose shooting by police initiated the violence died due to a bullet that ricocheted. In Athens a protest march that began at the University of Athens escalated to a riot by nightfall. In the district of Patissia, hundreds of students clashed with police while near Piraeus about 700 pupils marched on a prison only to be halted by tear gas.

There were sit-ins at about 100 universities in which it was apparent students were not only concerned about the boy’s death but about education “reforms” proposed by the government. There is abundant evidence web sites were providing directions as to the location of protests and providing Internet followers with information on how to join the demonstrations.

Perhaps, future historians will identify the Greek protests as among the first examples of the Internet fostering riots in many places.

Greek Youth In Explosion Of Anger Defy Government

Thousands descended on the coastal suburb of Faliro for the funeral of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was shot by police on Saturday and thus initiated days and nights of rioting and violence that has transformed Athens into a war zone. Before the funeral ended, young men and women were hurling stones, iron bars and marble slabs at the police who fired back with tear gas. It is estimated in Athens alone, more than 200 stores, 50 banks and countless cars have been damaged in the wild explosion of anger. Shops have shut down and hospitals report a surge of wounded people. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, who holds a one seat majority in Parliament may be forced to hold a new election and most probably will go down to defeat since the nation’s youth has lost confidence in his ability to direct the nation.

At the Athens Polytechnic, a center of youth, men and women broke up marble slabs and prepared fire bombs and promised to turn the unrest into “an uprising the likes of which Greece has never seen.” One young man commented, “this is not just about the kid, it’s about our dreadful education and economic situation. It’s our belief and hope that this is the beginning of a rebellion against the system.”

Union leaders are prepared to strike and close down airline flights and ferries. Is this the first example of young men and women rebelling against the system which has created an economic mess?