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

    Tom Reifer
    31 Marzo 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.

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

    Achin Vanaik
    31 Marzo 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?

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

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 Marzo 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 Marzo 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.

  5. South of the Sahara dictators tremble

    William Gumede
    31 Marzo 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?

  6. Another missed opportunity

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    31 Marzo 2011
    Article

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

  7. Jaw-jaw about the Libya war-war

    Oscar Reyes
    31 Marzo 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.

  8. Dirty deals and unprincipled politics

    Ben Hayes
    25 Marzo 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.

  9. Libya intervention threatens the Arab spring

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 Marzo 2011
    Article

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

  10. UN resolution goes far beyond no-fly zone

    Phyllis Bennis
    21 Marzo 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.

  11. This shameful abuse of Bradley Manning

    Daniel Elsberg
    17 Marzo 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 Marzo 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.

  13. When civil-societyism fronts for barbarism

    Patrick Bond
    17 Marzo 2011
    Article

    The Gaddafis close relationship with the London School of Economics exposes yet another case of institutions selling favours to the rich and powerful.

  14. Learning from Disaster? After Sendai

    Richard Falk
    17 Marzo 2011
    Article

    Despite a terrible history with nuclear technology, corporate and state actors try to disconnect these mega disasters from the energy industry in order to "normalise" that which continues threatens our very existance.

  15. Guantanamo, Torture, and the Perversion of Justice: Obama’s New Executive Order

    Tom Reifer
    16 Marzo 2011
    Article

    President Obama ratifies Bush (again): orders indefinite detention without charge for political prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other torture sites.

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    Against a No Fly zone in Libya

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 Marzo 2011
    Article

    The peoples of North Africa and the Middle East are looking for less, not greater militarisation of their countries. It is time for U.S. policy to recognize that reality and reject proposals for a 'no fly' zone.

  17. The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination

    Walden Bello
    07 Marzo 2011
    Article

    The revolutionary democrats of the Arab world have an opportunity to bring about the next stage in the global democratic revolution.