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  1. Selective vigilantism by the West

    Tariq Ali
    14 April 2011
    Article

    Bombing Tripoli while shoring up other despots in the Arab world shows the UN-backed strikes to oust Gaddafi are purely cynical.

  2. The false case for humanitarian intervention

    aleksej
    14 April 2011
    Article

    The real motives behind the western intervention will shape its impact and outcome. Even if a flimsy excuse of humanitarism is used to cover up their hypocrisy and selectivism.

  3. Obama and his Libyan folly

    Richard Falk
    14 April 2011
    Article

    It remains unclear what the Western allies were hoping to achieve through their intervention in Libya; but one thing is clear, civilians are still dying as the violence continues, and the UN Secuity Council's mandate went outside the goals of the UN charter.

  4. How has military intervention in Libya shaped the Arab Spring?

    Fiona Dove, Kamil Mahdi, Phyllis Bennis
    14 April 2011
    Article

    A continuing war in Libya tarnishes the Arab revolutionary uprising, because it has subverted a democratic revolution and become a war of intervention. Two of TNI's fellows and experts on the Middle East debate the underlying causes and consequences of the Libya military intervention.

  5. In favour of the no-fly zone to support Libyan rebels

    Shibil Siddiqi
    14 April 2011
    Article

    Can progressives and anti-imperialists still support the UN-mandated intervention in Libya? They can, and indeed, they must.

  6. Libya's opposition calls for a ceasefire

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 April 2011
    Article

    Since the intervention in Libya has neither resulted in the removal of Gaddafi, nor an end to the fighting - an immediate ceasefire should be top of everyone's agenda to bring an end to the continuing bloodshed.

  7. Nuclear weapons are incompatible with international humanitarian law

    Peter Weiss
    07 April 2011
    Article

    The Vancouver Declaration affirms the incompatibility of nuclear weapons with International Humanitarian Law.

  8. On the 35th anniversary of his death, Filártiga lives!

    Peter Weiss
    07 April 2011
    Article

    The US court ruling on the political murder of Joelito Filártigahas of Paraguay in 1976 has changed the face of human rights law and of international law generally.