Muammar Gaddafi Hoped For An African-Arab Union

An Enlightening Interview with Gaddafi in 2009 with Euronews Even after 40 years in power, Libya`s Colonel Gaddafi has some bold ambitions. His ideas for African unity involve the creation of a United States of Africa modelled on the EU – an idea he set out at the recent African Union summit. As thousands of…

The Case For A Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy

R2P Imperialist Doctrine Jean Bricmont Louvain-la-Neuve The events in Syria, after those in Libya last year, are accompanied by calls for a military intervention, in order to “protect civilians”, claiming that it is our right or our duty to do so. And, just as last year, some of the loudest voices in favor of intervention…

Revolutionary Ruptures And The Pace Of Change In 2012

Progressives must brace for intensified struggles in 2012 because people in all continents are seeking alternatives beyond neo-liberal domination. The current European struggles will sharpen the struggles in Latin America and Africa. Horace Campbell Links added by Libya 360° INTRODUCTION From time to time in the history of society one event or a series of…

Qatar’s Delerious Ambitions

Who is Qatar? – Abdel-Rahman Shalgham, Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations Sean Fenley The diminutive Gulf totalitarian monarchy of Qatar, has been making quite a name for itself of late. It was one of the only Arab countries to provide air support in Libya, its customs officials — seemingly unprovoked — recently attacked a…

Who Said Gaddafi Had To Go?

Hugh Roberts So Gaddafi is dead and Nato has fought a war in North Africa for the first time since the FLN defeated France in 1962. The Arab world’s one and only State of the Masses, the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriyya, has ended badly. In contrast to the bloodless coup of 1 September 1969…