libya

External Powers Fuel Bloodshed in Libya

Bloodshed in Libya

April 5, 2019
General Khalifa Haftar of Libya has been a very disruptive force for the formation of the UN’s unity government, says Vijay Prashad, the author of the book, Arab Spring Libyan Winter

The Middle East: History threatens to repeat itself

July 1, 2018

By James M. Dorsey If the notion that history repeats itself is accurate, it is nowhere truer than in the Middle East where the international community, caught by surprise by the 2011 popular Arab revolts, has reverted to opting for political stability as opposed to sustainability, ignoring the undercurrents of change wracking the Middle East.…

America’s Regime Change Toolbox

June 30, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Regime change here, regime change there. Officials argue for or against it and the press and media routinely report on it. There are good guys (the U.S. and its current allies) and bad ones. Although the list shifts—today North Korea is trustworthy, Canada is not—one thing is unchanged: Regime change…

Jordanian protests: Revisiting the Arab Spring and setting a benchmark

June 5, 2018

By James M. Dorsey Protests that forced Jordan’s prime minister to resign and laid bare the country’s systemic economic and political crisis shed a new light on the root causes of popular protests in the Middle East that swept the region in 2011 and have since continuously erupted at local levels in a swath of…

Congressman Ro Khanna challenges US interventionism and wars in Yemen, Syria, Libya

January 23, 2018

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: In his year in Congress, Khanna has established himself as a forceful opponent of the interventionist consensus that supports war in the Middle East

CNN Crusades Against Slave Trade in Libya, but Knew About It for Years

November 29, 2017

U.S. corporate media “does not report on the slaughter and the persecution of people by these U.S.-backed governments until most of them are dead,” says Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford

Should NATO Answer for Libya’s Slave Trade?

November 29, 2017

CNN has revealed that African migrants are being sold at slave auctions in Libya for as little as $400. As the UN weighs sanctions, professor and author Horace Campbell says the NATO powers who tore Libya apart should own up to their responsibility

Travel Ban

September 26, 2017
Trump figured out that the courts won’t go along with what looks like a blanket ban on Muslims, so he decided to include some non-Muslim countries, says Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford