Those concerned with global justice and the welfare of the most vulnerable citizens of the world will agree that there are several reasons to call for an immediate halt to the NATO/French bombs raining down Tripoli. Among the most compelling is that those countries engaged there could use the vast resources spent on death in that theatre, to save lives elsewhere.
1. UN Security Council Resolution 1973 did not authorize foreign forces to take sides in a civil war. Their actions of bombing government troops and weaponry to ease the way for the rebels are illegal.
I am a Ghanaian development economist, who has been active in international development for over 20 years; as a researcher and lecturer, as an NGO activist and development professional in several parts of the world. Working with others, I co-founded several development organisations around the world, including the Third World Network, ISODEC and the Centre for Public Interest Law in Ghana. Heading the United Nations Millennium Campaign in Africa, till December 2014. I currently head Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Ghana.