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LIBYA: Anarchism in the Libyan Revolution

May, 2011

An old article presenting anarchist tendencies in the beginning of the Libyan Revolution.

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As Gaddafi falls – Lessons from Libya – imperialism, anti-imperialism & democratic revolution

Mon, 08/29/2011 – 14:31 — AndrewNFlood

(Image from B.R.Q. via Flickr under Creative Commons )

The sudden end of the Gaddafi regime some 6 months after the start of the Libyan revolt leaves some difficult questions unanswered for the left. Gaddafi’s determination to physically crush the revolt quickly transformed it into a civil war, a civil war that saw considerable imperialist intervention on the rebel side, intervention that was essential to their eventual victory. This and Gaddafi’s historic record led to some on the left taking his side in the civil war while other organisations tried to balance support for the ‘Arab spring’s’ arrival in Libya with opposition to imperialism. This question of where the balance lies between international solidarity with pro-democracy movements and opposition to imperialism could well rapidly return to the top of the agenda in a very much bigger way as the regime in Syria continues its months long military suppression of the democracy movement there.  Read the rest of this entry

Libyan Humiliation a Driving Force for Anti-Americanism

Al-Nass (The People), and other television channels of “Satellite Salafism,” broadcast news of a year-old mediocre film trailer about the life of the Prophet Mohammad, made by an Israeli-Californian and championed by a Florida-based Christian pastor. Across the waters, radicals spurred each other on. The reactions in Cairo and Benghazi were swift. Crowds formed in front of the US embassy in Egypt and the US consulate in Libya, storming them, and, in Benghazi, launching a rocket-fired grenade which – it seems – killed four US officials, including the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. Read the rest of this entry

Delivered into Enemy Hands: US-Led Abuse and Rendition of Opponents to Gaddafi’s Libya

Sep 06 2012by Jadaliyya Reports

[The following report is the latest from Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the relationship between the US rendition program and the now-deposed Qaddafi regime.] Read the rest of this entry