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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. The Road to Hell is paved with 'humanitarian interventions'

    Tom Reifer
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Will the outcome of the Western intervention in Libya be positive for its people? A look at history shows what came of 'good intentions' and promises in the past.

  9. On No Fly Zones as a form of external military intervention

    Achin Vanaik
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Should foreign powers ever claim the right to intervene or should the people of a country overthrow their own dictators? Do interventionists not always have ulterior motives that could undermine the people's sovereignty over their struggle and it's outcomes?

  10. Obama's Speech on Libya: Leaving Too Many Questions Unanswered

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 March 2011
    Article

    The attention to military engagement in Libya drowns out the call for negotiations, for accountability, and even for a ceasefire.

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    Withdrawal Issues

    • Wilbert van der Zeijden, Susi Snyder
    31 March 2011
    Report

    Interviews conducted with European NATO delegations and NATO staffers concerned with nuclear planning and deployment reveal that there is sufficient political will to end the deployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

  12. South of the Sahara dictators tremble

    William Gumede
    31 March 2011
    Article

    The possible domino-effect of the Arab Spring makes African dictators tremble in their boots. What are the parallels and what are the differences? Will an African Spring take place and how will it look?

  13. Another missed opportunity

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Obama's trip to Latin America: about gaining economic advantages, ignoring historical and recent diplomatic interferences and strategically placed critisism.

  14. Jaw-jaw about the Libya war-war

    Oscar Reyes
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Instead of focusing on the motives of the US and NATO, the opposition to the Libyan bombings needs to focus on the likely outcomes. Afghanistan and Iraq taught us there is still no way to bomb a country into democracy.

  15. Dirty deals and unprincipled politics

    Ben Hayes
    25 March 2011

    Dealings with Libya in recent years by Europe have been dictated by unprincipled politics and naked profiteering. The sudden discovery of a humanitarian imperative is not only deeply hypocritical, but also duplicitous.

  16. Libya intervention threatens the Arab spring

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 March 2011
    Article

    Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling.

  17. UN resolution goes far beyond no-fly zone

    Phyllis Bennis
    21 March 2011
    Article

    Foreign military intervention in Libya has little to do with humanitarian concerns, and protracted militarization could threaten the country's chance for real democratic development.

  18. This shameful abuse of Bradley Manning

    Daniel Elsberg
    17 March 2011
    Article

    The WikiLeaks suspect's mistreatment amounts to torture. Either President Obama knows this or he should make it his business.

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    Video: Bennis on the Libya no-fly zone debate

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 March 2011
    Multi-media

    The international debate on imposing a no-fly zone in Libya has more to do with the politics of the New Middle East than with the protection of civilians.

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