The Left in Europe: From Social Democracy to the Crisis in the Euro Zone. An Interview with Leo Panitch

18 January 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 761

<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Leo Panitch is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. He is co-editor of the Socialist Register. His most recent book, co-authored with Sam Gindin, is Global Capitalism and American Empire (Verso 2012).

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Somalia Newslinks 20 December 2011

20 December 2011 —

US Considers Combating Somali Militants’ Twitter Use
New York Times
NAIROBI, Kenya The United States government is increasingly concerned about the Twitter account of the Shabab militant group of Somalia, with American officials saying Monday that they were looking closely at the militants’ use of Twitter and the …

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NATO in Libya – UN And ICC Risk Becoming Irrelevant to Africans By Yaw Asare Adu-Otu

9 November 2011 — Global ResearchAllAfrica – 2011-11-09

Repeating the falsehood that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercised its military capability in Libya to protect civilians against attack by the military of Gadahfi regime did not make the assertion truthful when reasonable people around the world examined all the facts. Additionally, repeating NATO’s false premise has not made intervention in Libya and brutal murder of Col Gadahfi either legal or legitimate in the context of international law.

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11 November 2011 — Pambazuka Africa News

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CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Comment & analysis, 3. Advocacy & campaigns, 4. Obituaries, 5. Books & arts, 6. Letters & Opinions, 7. Blogging Africa

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Libya, Africa, and the New World Order: An Open Letter to the Peoples of Africa and the World from Concerned Africans

27 August 2011 — MRZine

“The letter was signed by more than 200 prominent Africans, including ANC national executive member Jesse Duarte, political analyst Willie Esterhuyse of the University of Stellenbosch, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, lawyer Christine Qunta, former deputy foreign affairs minister Aziz Pahad, former minister in the presidency Essop Pahad, Sam Moyo of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies, former president Thabo Mbeki’s spokesman Mukoni Ratshitanga, and poet Wally Serote.” — “Concerned Africans Criticise Nato,” 24 August 2011

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Libya Newslinks 26 August 2011

26 August 2011 —

Rebels in Libya work to rub out loyalist pockets
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Opposition and NATO forces took aim at the Gadhafi regime in Tripoli and Sirte on Friday as rebels worked to consolidate their power across strife-torn Libya. British warplanes pounded a “large headquarters …

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Libya Newslinks 20-21 August 2011

21 August 2011 —

21 August 2011
Libya rebels seek to avoid Tripoli battle
By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) – Libyan rebel forces ill-equipped to fight their way into a city the size of Tripoli may look to locally brokered deals or a burgeoning popular uprising to break the will of Muammar …

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 12, 2011

12 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • South African President Condemns NATO Over Libya
  • Denmark Extends NATO War Mission In Libya
  • U.S. Drone Warfare: Tyranny Of Flying Terror
  • NATO: Over 1.3 Million Reservists In 34 Member, Partner Nations
  • Canadian Military Priority: Boost ‘Operational Capability In The Arctic’
  • Russian Arctic Force Could Include Paratroopers
  • With 1,500 Troops On The Ground In Kosovo, Germany Says ‘Map Of The Balkans Has Been Decided’
  • Israel, Saudi Arabia Bid For U.S. Military Equipment In Iraq, Afghanistan
  • Romania: U.S. Marines Conduct Urban Warfare Training
  • Poll: Chinese See U.S. And Japan As Main Military Threats

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Libya’s Gaddafi: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? (Part I) By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor

27 June 2011 —

The international arrest warrant issued against Libya’s Muammar al-Gaddafi by the International Criminal Court (ICC) will add a new complexion to the Libyan crisis. The stalemate that the military option has caused isn’t going away soon nor will Gaddafi’s overthrow happen soon, given the dogged determination with which his forces are fighting despite the damaging airstrikes by NATO.

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The War in Libya: The African Union’s Mistake of Policy and Principle By Dr. Kwame Akonor

14 June 2011 — IPS

NEW YORK, Jun 10, 2011 (IPS) – Africa’s handling of the Libyan crisis at the United Nations has been timorous and confusing, but it presents an opportunity as well as a challenge for the continental body on how it defines its future strategic interests.

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Libya: NATO's War Of Aggression Against A Sovereign African State By Obi Nwakanma

5 June 2011 — Global ResearchVanguard (Nigeria)

-The use of Western troops in Africa – particularly in the case of France – the use of its paratroopers, first in Ivory Coast, and now in Libya, represents a new strategic declaration of war against Africa, the African interest, and the African continent. In NATO’s disregard of AU, there is without doubt a remanifestation of that ontological disease of the Western mind that regards Africa as simply a place without history and without agency.

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NATO Defies Africa By Intensifying Bombardment Of Libya By Tichaona Chifamba

27 May 2011 — Global ResearchXinhua

Africa demands fall on deaf ears amid NATO bombardment on Libya

-In essence, the leaders’ demand for a ceasefire is of no consequence as the western powers have so far simply ignored it, in the same way the French helped remove former Cote d’Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo, despite African resistance to foreign military intervention.

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