Tag: Libya

AI: Militias threaten hopes for new Libya

Members of militias from western Libya parade through Tripoli, the capital. The nation's militias have become a law unto themselves and pose a challenge to the ruling Transitional National Council. (Abdel Magid Al Fergany, Associated Press / February 14, 2012)
By Amnesty International, February 16, 2012
Lawlessness still pervades Libya a year after the outbreak […]

Libyan slaughter – a warning to Africa

If the Libyan war was about saving lives, it was a catastrophic failure

NATO claimed it would protect civilians in Libya, but delivered far more killing. It’s a warning to the Arab world and Africa

Anti-Gaddafi fighters gesture to the crowds in front of a Kingdom of Libya flag during celebrations in Benghazi on 23 October. Photograph: […]

Libya – 20 Minutes for Peace

Peace Rally for Libya set for November 24th
Canadians to devote 20 minutes to end Canada’s role in the “War on Terror”
Global Research, November 23, 2011
As the federal government prepares to honour tomorrow the role of Canada’s military during NATO’s recent War in Libya, citizens from different Canadian cities will assemble to devote 20 minutes of […]

The destruction of Libya

Destroying a Country’s Standard of Living: What Libya Had Achieved, What has been Destroyed
by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, Sept. 20, 2011
There is no tomorrow” under a NATO sponsored Al Qaeda rebellion.
While a “pro-democracy” rebel government has been instated, the country has been destroyed.
Against the backdrop of war propaganda, Libya’s economic and social achievements […]

Libya and the world we live in

By William Blum, September 1, 2011
“Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?”
– Television address by Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, April 30, 2011
A few hours later NATO hit a target in Tripoli, killing Gaddafi’s 29-year-old son Saif al-Arab, three of Gaddafi’s grandchildren, all under twelve years […]

End Canada’s bombing of Libya!

By the Canadian Peace Alliance
This September, the 3-month extension of Canada’s military role in Libya passed through Parliament will expire. When the NATO bombing of Libya began, Stephen Harper assured the public that the operation would drive Gaddafi from power in short order. […]

End the bombing of Libya

June 18. 2011: Some of the participants in the 30th Annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace. Photo: Glenn Michalchuk

Statement of Peace Alliance Winnipeg to the 30th Annual Walk for Peace, June 18, 2011
On Tuesday, June 14 the Conservative Government of Stephen Harper, with almost unanimous support of all political parties, extended Canada’s role in the bombing of Libya. Principled opposition to war was not the order of the day. In exchange for support, […]

Libya: Diplomacy, not bombs, says Lewis MacKenzie

NATO’s Libya ‘hope’ strategy is bombing
By Maj.-General (Ret.) Lewis MacKenzie, Globe and Mail, June 10, 2011
We are now in the 84th day of the bombing campaign that the United Nations Security Council authorized to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya in a bid to protect civilians from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. In a bizarre development, the […]

Military Escalation: “Phase Two” of the War on Libya

By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, June 1, 2011
A new phase of the war is unfolding leading to a process of military escalation as well as the eventual landing of US-NATO commandos on Libya’s shores.
An unprecedented deployment of naval power in the Mediterranean is occurring.
The USS George H W Bush supercarrier, […]

Dispatch From Tripoli – NATO’s Feast of Blood

By Cynthia McKinney in Tripoli, Libya, May 24, 2011
While serving on the House International Relations Committee from 1993 to 2003, it became clear to me that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was an anachronism. Founded in 1945 at the end of World War II, NATO was founded by the United […]