The Real Reason Obama Sent Troops To Uganda

October 23, 2011

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Ugandan military UPDF personnel use swatches to disperse supporters of Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye, May 12

By Junious Ricardo Stanton, 22 October 2011, Source: theblacklistpub.ning.com “A determined push by Western wildcatters and big oil companies from fast-growing Asian economies such as those of China and Malaysia may change the fortunes of several countries in remoter and trickier bits of Africa once largely ignored by foreign investors. One of the most spectacular […]

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Bloody Spring – An Interview with Fulvio Grimaldi on Libya

October 18, 2011

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Anti-Gaddafi fighters take a break outside the captured building of Government Committee for Information and Culture in Sirte

A radio interview with Fulvio Grimaldi, director of the documentary “Bloody Spring”, was aired on Dialect Radio on 2 October 2011: Bloody Spring – An Interview with Fulvio Grimaldi on Libya  By Dan Glazebrook, 17 October 2011, Source: www.counterpunch.org Fulvio Grimaldi is the legendary Italian (and former BBC) journalist and filmmaker who shot and smuggled out video […]

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Secret report casting doubt on Megrahi’s guilt will be published

October 11, 2011

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Wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103: Nose and flight deck

By Tom Gordon, 21 August 2011, Source: www.heraldscotland.com A secret report casting doubt on the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber is to be published under a new law to be unveiled by the Scottish Government next month, when it sets out its legislative programme for Parliament. The bill, to be formally announced on September 7, […]

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UN silent despite no grounds for NATO war on Libya

October 11, 2011

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Anti-Gaddafi fighters take a break outside the captured building of Government Committee for Information and Culture in Sirte

By Frances Thomas, 10 October 2011, Source: scoop.co.nz (This article was first removed from the source site and reappeared slightly edited a day after its first publication.) The situation in Sirte is dire. Six weeks under siege after months of aerial attacks. Children and old people dead of hunger and thirst. Water supply hit. Hospitals without […]

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NATO assault on Sirte inflicts more Libyan civilian casualties

October 5, 2011

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NTC fighters prevent the Red Cross from entering Sirte

By Patrick O’Connor, 4 October 2011, Source: wsws.org The coastal Libyan city of Sirte is under ferocious bombardment from NATO in the air, and militia fighters aligned with the National Transitional Council (NTC) on the ground. Tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped in the area, and are being subjected to indiscriminate rocket, mortar and […]

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Spot the difference: Libyan revolutions in 1969 and 2011

September 2, 2011

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Gadaffi supporters: Bodies of civilians lie on the ground inside a field hospital. One person has been murdered in his hospital bed. Another appears to be that of a teenager. Abu Salim, Tripoli, 25 Aug 2011. (Reuters/Anis Mili)

The Libyan al-Fateh revolution of 1969 was bloodless and popular. Current pictures from the so-called “February 17th revolution” that flies the same flag as the Idris monarchy. Can you spot the difference? What’s taking place in Libya these days isn’t a revolution, it’s an unpopular insurgency which has already cost 50,000 lives and destroyed much […]

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@LibyanLiberal’s timeline of the conflict in Tripoli

August 28, 2011

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One of a few pro-Gaddafi tweeps reporting from Tripoli is @LibyanLiberal, whose tweets are very informative and give a dramatic picture of the chaos and fights that are taking place in the capital of Libya. This is an archive of all of LibyanLiberal’s tweets starting from August 17, just three days before the rebel’s heavy […]

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