Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Libya: Free at Last?

Filed under: Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 08/22/2011 @ 12:05:25 PM

Here, for some not mainstream prespective on Libya and the surprising entry of rebels into Tripoli itself, and the capture of two Gadhafi sons, is Letters and Politics at KPFA

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Libya Oil Minister Appears in Rome: I Have Left My Country

Filed under: Africa | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 06/1/2011 @ 3:08:57 PM
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Though this defection was claimed two weeks ago it was then disputed:  No, no!  Said Brother Leader, he’s on a trade mission.  Well, yes, I guess so.  He’s trading countries; … [Keep reading >>]

In The Country of Men – Hisham Matar, Libya

Filed under: Books | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 05/10/2011 @ 12:06:24 PM
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It’s a wonder that a lyrical and moving short novel could be written about the terrible events in Libya in 1979 but one has been. In the Country of Men … [Keep reading >>]

Libya: It’s Not True Until It’s An Act, Not a Speech

Filed under: Africa — by Will Kirkland 04/10/2011 @ 8:38:32 PM
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Libya: Col Gaddafi ‘accepts road map to peace’

Col Gaddafi has accepted the African Union’s “road map” for a ceasefire with Libya’s rebels, according to Jacob Zuma, the South African president.

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Turkey Offers to Broker Talks in Libya

Filed under: Africa | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 03/27/2011 @ 1:53:41 PM

The Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signalled thatTurkey is ready to act as a mediator to broker an early ceasefire inLibya, as he warned that a drawn-out conflict … [Keep reading >>]

The Soldiers’ Plumes — from A Libyan Memoir

Filed under: Books | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 03/25/2011 @ 10:01:46 AM
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Libya has not contributed as much to the world of Arabic letters as, say Egypt, Lebanon or Iraq. Reasons of population, cities, education, different forms of colonial power. … [Keep reading >>]

Tony Blair and Muammar Gaddafi — Arms in Arms

Filed under: Europe | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 02/28/2011 @ 8:39:53 PM
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Tony Blair used his final foreign trip as prime minister to sign a confidential deal with Muammar Gaddafi to train Libyan special forces and supply him with Nato secrets

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Libya News

Filed under: Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 02/22/2011 @ 11:47:23 AM
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The people’s uprising in Libya against long-time strongman Colonel Muammar Gaddafi looks to be the bloodiest of the several going on in northern Africa.

Al Jazeera is probably the best place … [Keep reading >>]

Libyans Out in the Streets

Filed under: Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 02/16/2011 @ 9:12:45 AM
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“Hundreds of Libyans calling for the government’s ouster took to the streets Wednesday in the country’s second-largest city as Egypt-inspired unrest spread to the country long ruled by Moammar Kadafi.

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Words for Acts

Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,
Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues
Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike
As if we had them not.

Measure for Measure
Willy S; 1604

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