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24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)
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24 May 2011 - Presentation on Libya (Libyan Coordinating Group)

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An excellent presentation on Libya that you may use in your meetings with political representatives and officials, as well as general audiences to educate them about Libya, the current situation, the …

An excellent presentation on Libya that you may use in your meetings with political representatives and officials, as well as general audiences to educate them about Libya, the current situation, the TNC and U.S./NATO support. Feel free to reuse and make sure to add your name on the slide.

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  • 1. Libya’s Fight for Freedom and Democracy<br />
  • 2. Welcome and Thank You!<br />Representative “name”<br />People of “city name”<br />Friends, neighbors and fellow citizens<br />Welcome. On behalf of the Libyan American community in “location” – thank you all for coming!<br />
  • 3. Objectives<br />Educate the public <br />Explain roots of the uprising<br />Summarize key events<br />Review Libya’s future options<br /><ul><li>Free and democratic Libya
  • 4. Partitioned Libya
  • 5. Same oppressed Libya
  • 6. Failed state</li></ul>Present the case for free and democratic Libya<br />Seek support from the American public<br />
  • 7. Libya Facts and Figures<br />Geography:<br /><ul><li>Area: 679,362 sq mi; mostly desert; 1% arable land (hence 75% reliance on imported foods)
  • 8. Major cities: Tripoli (capital), Benghazi, Misrata</li></li></ul><li>Libya Facts and Figures<br />Population:<br /><ul><li>6.5 million (2% growth); mostly Sunni Muslim Arabs</li></ul>Petroleum reserves:<br /><ul><li>46.4 billion barrels of oil (largest reserves in Africa; 9th largest worldwide)
  • 9. 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas</li></ul>Economy (2009 estimates):<br /><ul><li>GDP/PPP=$96 billion; per capita income=$15,200; average monthly household income=$400; unemployment=30%</li></li></ul><li>Libya Facts and Figures<br />Government<br /><ul><li>Dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi since 1969
  • 10. No formal constitution
  • 11. Named Great Socialist People&apos;s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya by Gaddafi</li></li></ul><li>Brief Historical Timeline<br />1911<br />1943<br />1951<br />1958<br />1969<br />1976<br />2011<br />King overthrown<br />Free Libya<br />UN vote: Libyan Independence<br />Gadhafi’s Green Book<br />Italian <br />occupation<br />WW II Allies takes Libya from Italy<br />Libyan independence (United Kingdom of Libya)<br />Oil <br />production <br />begins<br />Gaddafi overthrows<br />monarchy<br />Gadhafi<br />publishes<br />his green book <br />Libya uprising begins<br />US Companies<br />Operate in Libya<br />Organized Libyan Resistance<br />
  • 12. 2/17/11: Libya Uprising Begins<br />Peaceful demonstrators<br /><ul><li>Protest arrest of human rights lawyer and activist FathiTerbil
  • 13. Demand dignity, freedom, social justice
  • 14. Protest corruption of Gaddafi regime</li></li></ul><li>Why Now?<br /><ul><li>42 years of brutal oppression and isolation
  • 15. Loss of civil and human rights
  • 16. Rampant corruption by Gaddafi family and their cronies
  • 17. Lack of economic opportunities despite wealth
  • 18. Household income too low to support families
  • 19. High (30%) unemployment
  • 20. Success of protests in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt fueled hope for change</li></li></ul><li>Gaddafi’s Reaction to Uprising<br /><ul><li>Use of deadly force to quell protests
  • 21. Massive arrests
  • 22. Threats of civil war
  • 23. Siege of civilian population centers
  • 24. Use of rape, land and sea mines, and indiscriminate shelling</li></li></ul><li>Faces of the Uprising <br />Ordinary citizens fighting for rights many in the west take for granted:<br /><ul><li>Freedom
  • 25. Democracy
  • 26. Rule of Law</li></ul>People willing to risk their lives for the chance to:<br /><ul><li>Feel safe and dignified in their country
  • 27. Gain access to decent education and healthcare
  • 28. Enjoy economic and social opportunities
  • 29. Have functional infrastructure
  • 30. Envision a future for themselves and their children</li></li></ul><li>Faces of the Uprising<br /><ul><li>Men and women of all ages
  • 31. Businessmen and schoolteachers
  • 32. Doctors and factory workers
  • 33. Artists and intellectuals
  • 34. Libyans at home and in exile
  • 35. Military and police officers
  • 36. The affluent and the unemployed</li></li></ul><li>Thank You!<br />The opposition in Libya and abroad thanks the United States and NATO for <br /><ul><li>enforcing a no fly zone over Libya
  • 37. ending Gaddafi’s attacks in Eastern Libya, Misurata and JabalNefusa
  • 38. freezing assets of the Gaddafi regime
  • 39. providing humanitarian aid to the opposition and to Libyan refugees
  • 40. Demanding an end to Gaddafi’s regime</li></li></ul><li>Why Continue to Support the Uprising?<br /><ul><li>To defend economic and strategic interests of the US, European allies, and trade partners
  • 41. To win hearts and minds of Arabs and Muslims worldwide
  • 42. To promote freedom and democracy as best path to stability in North Africa and the Middle East
  • 43. To send clear message to dictatorships worldwide</li></li></ul><li>Without Your Continued Support<br /><ul><li>Potential for lasting civil war which could impact the world economy
  • 44. Potential rise of state-sponsored terrorism as act of revenge
  • 45. Potential destabilization of new democracies in Tunisia and Egypt
  • 46. Libya will become a model for suppression of democracy, violation of human rights, and defiance of international law
  • 47. Libyans will continue to suffer under Gaddafi’s brutality</li></li></ul><li>Without Your Continued Support<br />Threat of refugee crisis and mass immigration to Europe from Africa<br />
  • 48. What Do Libyans Want?<br />Government by, from and for the people<br />Civil state with constitution that guarantees:<br /><ul><li>Rights to free speech and assembly
  • 49. Rights to vote and run for public office
  • 50. Rule of law</li></ul>State which upholds international law and human rights<br />State which denounces terrorism, racism, and oppression<br />
  • 51. The Opposition Leadership:Transitional National Council (TNC)<br />Founded in Benghazi on 2/27/2011<br />Headed by Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, a former justice minister and human rights advocate<br />Includes:<br /><ul><li>former ministers, diplomats and high-ranking military officers
  • 52. Judges, lawyers and human rights activists
  • 53. University professors and other professionals
  • 54. Activists and community organizers</li></li></ul><li>Goals of Libya’s TNC<br /><ul><li>End Gaddafi’s brutal oppression
  • 55. Maintain law and order during transition
  • 56. Preserve Libya’s national unity
  • 57. Draft a constitution
  • 58. Serve as official, unifying voice for Free Libya
  • 59. Pave the way for democratic elections</li></li></ul><li>With Your Support<br />A free and democratic Libya is in our future<br />Thank you.<br />

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