Tensions have escalated both inside Libya and throughout the region since the beginning of the U.S.-NATO war against the North African state more than a year ago. ... Posted Jun 21, 2012

On March 2, the so-called U.N. Panel of Experts from the Human Rights Council issued a 200-page report on Libya.... Posted Mar 8, 2012

Since the U.S.-NATO-engineered war began against Libya last March 19, a new push has begun to recolonize Africa.... Posted Feb 13, 2012

A series of attacks have been launched against the U.S.- and NATO-installed National Transitional Council in Libya. ... Posted Feb 5, 2012

In his speech assuming the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the Republic of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma criticized the U.N. for its stance that led to the eight-month war against Libya. ... Posted Jan 22, 2012

As the U.S.-NATO war against Libya enters another phase, the neocolonial designs on the state with the largest oil reserves in Africa become more and more obvious.... Posted Nov 14, 2011

After Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi was brutally assassinated and his hometown of Sirte destroyed, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to end its so-called “No Fly Zone” over this North African state. Its March vote imposing an arms embargo and “No Fly Zone” resulted in a massive naval blockade and aerial bombardment that killed thousands and caused tens of billions of dollars in damages. ... Posted Nov 3, 2011

“West Sees Libya as Ripe at Last for Businesses."... Posted Nov 3, 2011

Col. Moammar Gadhafi, leader of the Libyan people for 42 years, was brutally targeted, tortured and executed in a series of events on Oct. 20 in the coastal city of Sirte. The city is a bastion of resistance to the U.S.-NATO war in Libya.... Posted Oct 26, 2011

Two hundred seventy people were killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988. For 20 years Libya and its lynched leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, have been blamed for this great crime.... Posted Oct 26, 2011

News spread around the world on Oct. 20-21 that NATO planes had struck a car caravan leaving Sirte in Libya, wounding Moammar Gadhafi, and that the Libyan leader was captured alive and subsequently killed. ... Posted Oct 21, 2011

Another barrage of corporate media reports surfaced Oct. 17 that the NATO-led National Transitional Council rebels had taken “most” of the city of Bani Walid. The battle for this area has been raging for over a month. Troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi had forced the retreat of opposition units on several occasions.... Posted Oct 18, 2011

A six-month-long war against the government of Moammar Gadhafi has reached a new stage as NATO escalates its intervention with air power, naval power, strategy and intelligence to push armed units of the so-called Transitional National Council into Tripoli, Libya’s capital.... Posted Aug 24, 2011

Muslim countries and communities internationally began the celebration of the holy month of Ramadan on Aug. 1. Inside the North African state of Libya where the majority of the population is Islamic, the month began in the immediate aftermath of a series of NATO bombing raids on the capital of Tripoli.... Posted Aug 8, 2011

The destructive bombing attacks on Libya by the Pentagon and NATO are highly unpopular in the United States, although you wouldn’t know it from corporate media coverage. Proof of this could be seen in a 15-city speaking tour, sponsored by the International Action Center, in which former Congressperson Cynthia McKinney is reporting on her June fact-finding trip to Libya with the Dignity delegation. McKinney has attracted large audiences in cities across the country.... Posted Aug 3, 2011

Johnnie Stevens of Workers World Party: Attacking Libya is attacking Africa! The war against Libya is a colonial war against all of Africa!... Posted Aug 3, 2011

For almost five months, the combined military forces of the United States and NATO have pounded Libyan cities, towns, villages and ports in an effort to overthrow the government of Moammar Gadhafi. These bombing operations, now numbering more than 16,000 sorties and 6,100 strikes, have been combined with a naval blockade that includes 17 warships. NATO warships in the Mediterranean have hailed 1,907 vessels, boarded 183 and diverted nine.... Posted Jul 30, 2011

The historic Shrine of the Black Madonna in Atlanta’s West End community was the venue for a packed house on July 24. More than 500 people were eager to hear the truth about the U.S./NATO war on Libya from former Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney and other members of the Dignity Delegation.... Posted Jul 27, 2011

If you went anywhere in the U.S. today and asked who lives in Libya, there is only one name that a large part of the population could tell you: Gadhafi. Many people, even if they do not know that Libya is in Africa, might tell you that Gadhafi is an evil man who “must go.” The corporate media can demonize the leader of a country targeted by the Pentagon to the point that the consequences of using the most deadly weapons against a totally defenseless population are hidden and dismissed.... Posted Jul 21, 2011

NATO planes bombed Libya’s capital city of Tripoli on July 17 for more than two hours. ... Posted Jul 21, 2011

Former U.S. Congressperson Cynthia McKinney spoke to an overflow crowd at the historic Friends Meeting House in Northampton, Mass., on July 14.... Posted Jul 21, 2011

After four months of heavy bombing, the U.S./NATO forces have failed to dislodge the Libyan government in Tripoli.... Posted Jul 17, 2011

Rallies in Washington and San Francisco on July 9 demanded an end to the U.S./NATO bombing of Libya.... Posted Jul 17, 2011

This year’s 17th African Union Summit attempted once again to broker a cease-fire in the nearly five-month-old imperialist war against Libya. The meeting of the 53-member organization was held in Malabo, capital of the former Spanish colony of Equatorial Guinea, from June 30 to July 2.... Posted Jul 6, 2011

As the U.S./NATO war against the North African state of Libya entered its fourth month, the House of Representatives voted on June 24 to withhold authorization for the bombing campaign. In a resolution to support the war, members of Congress turned down the Obama administration’s military strategy by a vote of 295 against and 123 in favor... Posted Jul 4, 2011

Anti-war activists held protest rallies against the U.S./NATO war on Libya on June 27 in several cities.... Posted Jul 4, 2011

After nearly three months of U.S./NATO bombing operations over Libya, the North African state has remained defiant in the face of one of the most intense military operations in recent months by the imperialist countries of North America and Western Europe. Official NATO sources say that more than 10,000 sorties have been flown over the oil-rich nation resulting in large-scale destruction of the country’s infrastructure and the reported deaths of 10,000 to 15,000 people.... Posted Jun 15, 2011

Without presenting a shred of reliable evidence, NATO and International Criminal Court conspirators are charging the Libyan government with conspiracy to rape — not only rape as the “collateral damage” of war, but rape as a political weapon.... Posted Jun 15, 2011

A historic vote on the application of the 1973 War Powers Resolution has upheld the Obama administration’s continuation of large-scale bombings aimed at overthrowing the government of Libya.... Posted Jun 8, 2011

South African President Jacob Zuma paid a state visit to Libya on May 30 that proved to be a fruitless effort to bring about a ceasefire in the war launched by Western-backed rebels and NATO forces, which have intensified their bombing of the capital of Tripoli and other areas of the country. Zuma was acting on behalf of the African Union, which held an extraordinary meeting on May 25 aimed at bringing an end to the war against Libya.... Posted Jun 6, 2011

Speaking on Libyan TV May 21, former U.S. Congressperson Cynthia McKinney condemned the brutal war against the government and the people of that country.... Posted Jun 6, 2011

Last night’s NATO rocket attack on Tripoli is inexplicable. A civilian metropolitan area of around 2 million people, Tripoli sustained 22 to 25 bombings last night, rattling and breaking windows and glass, and shaking the foundation of my hotel.... Posted Jun 6, 2011

Politicians running the powerful imperialist countries in Europe and North America and their corporate media have unanimously hailed the arrest of Yugoslav/Serbian Gen. Ratko Mladic as a triumph of democracy. Even if you knew nothing about the civil war in Bosnia, you would have to be suspicious of these declarations. Why? Because the first thing the imperialists tried to do is use the arrest to justify the current war against Libya.... Posted Jun 2, 2011

Actions by the U.S. government and NATO during late April indicate clearly that the ultimate objective of the war against Libya is regime change, leading to a full-scale military occupation of the North African state... Posted Apr 27, 2011

Along with the oil and gas beckoning the imperialists in Libya are that country’s sovereign wealth funds — capital invested abroad. ... Posted Apr 27, 2011

U.S., British and French imperialism have escalated their military intervention in Libya. And it is just beginning.... Posted Apr 22, 2011

The U.S./NATO war against Libya’s people and government reveals every day that there is no such thing as a humanitarian war carried out by imperialist states against post-colonial countries... Posted Apr 20, 2011

Backed by U.S. imperialism, the ruling classes of Italy, France and Britain, all former colonial masters in Libya, are seeking to recolonize the country. They want to do to Libya what they did to Iraq and what they are itching to do to Iran. They want to take back the oil, which was nationalized by these country’s revolutions. They want to re-establish military bases that were shut down by the revolutions and to install client regimes that will subordinate the country’s wealth and labor to imperialist corporate interests. All else is lies and deception.... Posted Apr 8, 2011

And like that — blink — a new war.... Posted Apr 8, 2011

Now is a good time to watch, either again or for the first time, the powerful 1981 film “Lion of the Desert.” It tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, a legendary leader of the armed resistance to Italy’s colonial conquest of Libya.... Posted Apr 8, 2011

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has drawn an important conclusion from the unprovoked bombing of Libya by U.S. and NATO forces: Developing countries should never let down their guard and believe promises made by the imperialists.... Posted Apr 8, 2011

A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Tuesday as regards the U.S. military attack on Libya:... Posted Apr 8, 2011

As quickly as the imperialists have launched a war against Libya, anti-war demonstrations have sprung up everywhere. Many signs and slogans mention oil: “No blood for oil” or “Not another war for oil.”... Posted Apr 5, 2011

After more than a week of intensive bombing of the North African state of Libya, U.S. President Barack Obama on March 28 went on television to provide a rationale for beginning yet another war against a developing country with a majority Muslim population.... Posted Mar 31, 2011

COSATU has reiterated its position in support of the legitimate and genuine struggles of the people and workers of the Middle East and North Africa for democracy, human dignity and social justice. In doing so, however, we seek to exercise caution [at] the manner Western powers claim to be advancing the struggle for democracy in that region.... Posted Mar 31, 2011

Youth activists and community members gathered in front of North Carolina’s Federal Building in Raleigh on March 23 to denounce the war on Washington’s newest target of aggression: the North African state of Libya.... Posted Mar 30, 2011

However the rebellion in Libya began, it was both inevitable and entirely predictable that it would quickly become an opening for imperialist intervention and counterrevolution in the oil-rich North African country.... Posted Mar 24, 2011

Even before the first U.S. bombs rained down on Libya, protesters across the U.S. stood up to voice their opposition to yet another U.S. war for oil. These protests continue.... Posted Mar 24, 2011

The imperialist states with the greatest economic stakes in North Africa and the Middle East – the U.S., Britain and France – have once again used the United Nations Security Council as a political cover to endorse their naked aggression against a developing country struggling to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.... Posted Mar 17, 2011

Events continue to unfold rapidly in North Africa and the Gulf states. On March 14 Saudi Arabia sent tanks and 2,000 troops into the kingdom of Bahrain to protect the Al Khalifa royal family there from mass protests demanding an end to the monopoly of political power in the hands of the king.... Posted Mar 17, 2011

Libyan government forces have taken several towns both east and west of Tripoli, the capital, driving out rebel groups that have been calling for military intervention by the imperialist states.... Posted Mar 16, 2011

As of March 7, Libyan military forces have stepped up their counteroffensive against rebel units backed by the U.S. and European Union countries. Government soldiers have retaken the town of Bin Jawad and are mounting assaults on rebels near the oil port of Ras Lanuf as well as Az Zawiyah, Tobruk and Misurata.... Posted Mar 9, 2011

The U.S. imperialist ruling class is on the horns of a dilemma over what to do about Libya. In modern terms, it finds itself in what could be called a lose-lose situation... Posted Mar 9, 2011

Statement of Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Geneva, March 1: ‘Most certainly the Libyan people oppose any foreign military intervention, which would delay an agreement even further and cause thousands of deaths, displacement and enormous injury to the population.’... Posted Mar 8, 2011

The worst thing that could happen to the people of Libya is U.S. intervention. The worst thing that could happen to the revolutionary upsurge shaking the Arab world is U.S. intervention in Libya.... Posted Mar 2, 2011

The U.S. has imposed sanctions on President Gadhafi and his family’s bank accounts; by contrast, the U.S. did not impose similar sanctions on Mubarak and his reported $70 billion in bank accounts. While President Barack Obama has publicly called for Gadhafi to step down from office, he treated Mubarak with kid gloves before the resolve of the Egyptian masses forced Mubarak to leave office.... Posted Mar 2, 2011

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