By Bill Van Auken, 10 April 2019
The escalating civil war in Libya has served as one more demonstration of the criminal role played by the pseudo-left proponents of “humanitarian” imperialist intervention.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 April 2019
Eight years after the US and NATO launched a war for regime-change under humanitarian pretenses, conditions for the masses in Libya remain catastrophic.
By Marianne Arens, 10 September 2018
A fragile truce prevails in the Libyan capital of Tripoli following fierce fighting last week. The city’s Mitiga airport remains closed and fighting is continuing in the south of the city.
By Marianne Arens, 22 June 2018
The closure of Italian ports to civilian rescue ships goes hand in hand with the lies and slanders made against NGO rescue ships.
By Marianne Arens, 4 June 2018
The business of kidnapping and ransom payments is booming in Libya, with dozens of camps in which refugees from across Africa and the Middle East are confined, tortured, sold or murdered.
By Eddie Haywood, 28 March 2018
AFRICOM has been preparing for a massive escalation of armed drone flights conducted across the African continent from its recently constructed base in neighboring Niger.
By Alex Lantier, 13 December 2017
The EU is helping build and equip a vast network of prison camps in which refugees are arbitrarily detained, beaten, tortured, sold into slavery and murdered.
By Kumaran Ira, 23 November 2017
The auctioning of refugees as slaves, filmed by CNN, exposes the criminality of the imperialist war in Libya waged by NATO with the support of the international pseudo-left in 2011.
By Kumaran Ira, 18 November 2017
The spreading war in the Sahel, which flows from the 2011 NATO war in Libya, threatens to plunge the entire region into a broader war and humanitarian crisis.
By Roger Jordan, 29 August 2017
Ashton claims she cannot remember how she voted in 2011 when Canada’s social democrats twice endorsed the NATO bombardment of Libya.
By Marianne Arens, 19 August 2017
Returned to Libya, impoverished immigrants face execution, torture, rape, blackmail and abandonment in the middle of the desert.
By Alex Lantier, 5 August 2017
This mission points to the rising danger of a new imperialist intervention in Libya carried out by competing European powers.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 March 2017
Wars waged or organized by the American government in numerous African countries, including Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Mali, have turned millions into refugees.
By our reporter, 23 February 2017
The bodies were recovered after washing ashore near the northwestern coastal city of Zawiya.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 January 2017
The renewal of the US air war in Libya came amid signs that Russia is exercising increasing influence in the country.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 January 2017
The joint Russian-Turkish action came on the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump, who is reportedly preparing a major escalation of US intervention in the region.
By Kumaran Ira, 10 November 2016
As the Libyan catastrophe produced by the 2011 NATO war exposes the NPA’s bankruptcy, it is trying to bury its own record of supporting imperialist war.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 September 2016
The Foreign Affairs Committee describes Libya’s political and economic collapse and the growth of the Islamic State group in North Africa.
By Marianne Arens, 31 August 2016
Basing itself on a new “anti-terror” law, the Renzi government is deploying Italian soldiers in Libya without the consent of parliament.
By Marianne Arens, 30 August 2016
The decision means that the bombing raids conducted by the US in Sirte, which began this month, violate international law.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 August 2016
US ground troops were involved in fighting in Libya this week in operations that include supporting local militias and coordinating air attacks from a secret base just outside of Sirte.
By Peter Symonds, 3 August 2016
While nominally directed against ISIS, the fresh eruption of American militarism is more broadly aimed at stamping US dominance throughout the region.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 August 2016
The bombing of the Libyan coastal city of Sirte was ordered amid an explosive escalation of American militarism.
By Anthony Torres, 27 July 2016
The incident underscores the illegal character of the ongoing military operations in Libya, which are being carried out behind the backs of the French people.
By Marianne Arens, 20 June 2016
Within the framework of the EU’s Operation Sophia, Germany is expanding its naval presence off the Libyan coast and leading the preparations for a military intervention.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 2 June 2016
The number of refugee deaths over the first five months of this year, up 35 percent from 2015, has hit a new record.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 May 2016
With estimates of up to 900 refugees drowning, the past week has been the deadliest so far this year.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 May 2016
The Pentagon’s top general said troops could be sent “any day” once there was a formal request from the Western-backed regime in Tripoli.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 May 2016
American commando teams are waging and preparing for war across ever-growing stretches of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
By Johannes Stern, 21 April 2016
The European powers are exploiting the mass drownings in the Mediterranean to expand their military operations in the region.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 April 2016
According to reports, hundreds more refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on the first anniversary of the worst refugee boat disaster to date.
By Marianne Arens, 9 April 2016
Italy, the EU and the US are preparing their next military intervention in Libya.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 April 2016
Barely five years after destroying Libya as a functioning society, the imperialist powers are preparing a new bombing campaign and ground invasion.
By Niles Williamson, 9 March 2016
Plans for a renewed imperialist intervention in Libya have reached an advanced stage following the deployment of US and European special forces to the country in recent weeks.
By Tom Hall, 7 March 2016
In its extensive reporting of the email scandal, the American media has virtually ignored the actual content of these emails, which contain a wealth of information about the day-to-day functioning of the Clinton State Department.
By Marianne Arens, 19 February 2016
The main task of the national unity government in Libya will be to give the green light to a new military intervention in the oil rich North African country.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 February 2016
The talks have been postponed for at least three weeks amid an upsurge of fighting between US and Russian-backed forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2016
Having first devastated Libya in the name of “human rights,” Washington is now about to attack it again on the pretext of fighting terrorism.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 December 2015
Led by the US, Britain and France, the Western powers are preparing a new military onslaught on Libya, including the deployment of commando teams, hundreds of conventional ground troops and yet another bombing campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2015
The televised circus in Washington covered up the real issue: the alliance of the US government with Al Qaeda forces in regime-change operations in both Libya and Syria.
By Oscar Grenfell, 5 October 2015
The latest tragedy marks a continuation of the humanitarian crisis caused by imperialist wars in North Africa and the Middle-East, and the repression of asylum-seekers.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 August 2015
Troops from five European nations will work with US forces, the EU and the UN in an operation expected to number several thousand.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 July 2015
Eight former Gaddafi government officials were condemned to life in prison in the mass show trial, while seven were sentenced to 12-year prison terms.
By Chris Marsden, 29 July 2015
The Tories are fashioning an increasingly aggressive military policy and undertaking measures that represent a grave threat to democratic rights.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 June 2015
The bombing is the latest in a series of illegal targeted assassinations and kidnappings carried out by US forces in Libya.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 May 2015
Revealed in the Blumenthal-Clinton memos is the real nature of the American government: a criminal conspiracy to enrich a ruling oligarchy through war and reaction.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 February 2015
The disaster in Libya and throughout the Middle East and North Africa arises from the criminal operations of the United States and the other imperialist powers.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 February 2015
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote to then-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that he was “disappointed” that Britain was unable to send more regime opponents back to Libya.
By Thomas Gaist, 10 January 2015
Operation Serval has proven to be the spearhead for the establishment of a permanent French military occupation of the Sahel.
By Kumaran Ira, 30 December 2014
Libya is ravaged by a civil war between NATO’s proxy regime and Islamist militias, with the imperialist powers threatening to intervene militarily.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 October 2014
Libya’s government is now based in the city of Tobruk in the far eastern part of Libya, isolated and exercising little control over the country.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2014
Underlying the desperate attempts of refugees to reach Europe is the chaos that multiple imperialist interventions have inflicted upon the Middle East and Africa.
By Patrick Martin, 27 August 2014
Armed conflicts now extend across North Africa and the Middle East in a continuous band from Tripoli to Baghdad.
By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2014
The catastrophe in Libya is an indictment not only of the imperialist powers, but also of pro-imperialist academics and pseudo-left parties they mobilized to support the war.
By Patrick Martin, 28 July 2014
The abandonment of its embassy in Tripoli is the latest debacle for US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 July 2014
Libya's main cities have become war zones, with various Islamist-led militias battling for control of the country's oil wealth.
By Patrick Martin, 19 June 2014
Ahmed Abu Khattala has been living openly in his home district in Benghazi for the past two years, while denying any role in the attack on the US mission in which four died.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 June 2014
There is the very real possibility of a military coup and civil war in a country already devastated by the NATO-led war to overthrow Col. Muammar Gaddafi followed by three years of infighting among rival militias.
By Barry Grey, 31 May 2014
Washington is deeply involved in the civil strife wracking Libya, backing a rebel general and long-time CIA asset who is seeking to carry out a coup.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 May 2014
The coup bid by retired general Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army killed at least 79 and wounded more than 140 in attacks in the eastern port city of Benghazi and the capital Tripoli.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 May 2014
General Khalifa Haftar launched his armed actions as the Pentagon positioned a US Marine task force for a possible intervention.
By Patrick Martin, 14 May 2014
The House Republicans have voted for a select committee to investigate the attack on US diplomatic and intelligence facilities in the Libyan city.
By Gabriel Black, 1 May 2014
A training site operated by US Special Forces for Libyan militias is now controlled by an Al Qaeda affiliate that sends Islamist fighters to Syria.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 April 2014
The mass trial that began Monday in Tripoli, involving 38 people, including two of deposed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, exposes the criminality of the Western powers.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 March 2014
Libya represents yet another catastrophe created by US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa.
By Jean Shaoul, 22 February 2014
The General National Congress is little more than a consortium of Islamist forces, ex-Gaddafi regime elements, and criminal gangs.
By Rosa Shahnazarian, 24 October 2013
The predatory character of NATO’s 2011 war emerges most clearly in the looting of the heart of Libya’s economy: its massive oil industry.
By Alex Lantier, 11 October 2013
The kidnapping highlighted the impotence of the neo-colonial regime set up by NATO after the war in Libya two years ago.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 October 2013
Faced with ruinous social conditions after the 2011 NATO war and further US military interventions, anger is building in the Libyan population.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 October 2013
The target of the US kidnapping operation in Libya was someone who had previously enjoyed the collaboration and protection of Washington and its allies.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 October 2013
Thousands remain imprisoned in Libya without charges and subject to systematic torture, the UN reports.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 August 2013
The unstable Libyan regime of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, amid growing social and political tensions, is being further destabilised in the aftermath of the Egyptian coup.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 June 2013
The massacre of 31 people by the Libya Shield Force, an Islamist militia, was the worst single death toll since the end of the 2011 NATO-led civil war.
By Jean Shaoul, 24 May 2013
Armed Islamist militias forced parliament to pass the Political Isolation Law, outlawing officials who had worked for Gaddafi from holding office.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 May 2013
Violence is engulfing Libya’s capital city, Tripoli.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 December 2012
The disciplining of four State Department officials and the report issued by the inquiry into the attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya amount to an official coverup of the real issues involved.
By Julie Hyland, 18 December 2012
The British government has agreed to pay £2.23 million to Libyan Sami al-Saadi and his family, who were kidnapped with the aid of MI6 and rendered to Tripoli.
By Patrick Martin, 24 November 2012
Their purpose was to conceal the connections between the US intelligence apparatus and gunmen linked to Al Qaeda.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 October 2012
The White House is considering drone strikes and Special Forces raids in retaliation for the fatal September 11 attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 September 2012
The September 11 attack that claimed the life of the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans disrupted a major CIA operation in the North African country.
By Alex Lantier, 22 September 2012
US officials believe the Benghazi attack is the work of Al Qaeda-linked forces backed by Washington during last year’s war in Libya.
By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2012
Protests at US embassies against an anti-Islamic video are a devastating popular verdict on the policies of the US government in the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2012
The death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya is a consequence of the bloody and murderous role of imperialism in that region and throughout the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2012
The killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other US personnel in the storming of the US consulate in Benghazi is by all appearances a case of the chickens coming home to roost.
By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 11 July 2012
The elections for a new General National Congress in Libya are an attempt to provide a “democratic” façade for an authoritarian and undemocratic government, subservient to the interests of the major Western powers, corporations and banks.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 July 2012
Libya goes to the polls today to choose a 200-seat General National Congress to replace the National Transitional Council (NTC).
By Mike Head, 18 June 2012
The NATO powers are determined to get their hands on Saif Gaddafi, who possesses details of the lucrative ties established between his father’s inner circle and the Western powers between 2004 and 2010.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 June 2012
Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has postponed elections scheduled for June 19 amid continuing militia clashes, kidnappings and arrests.
By Steve James, 22 May 2012
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi has died in Tripoli. He was the sole person convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. His co-accused, Llamen Fhimah, was acquitted at their 2001 trial.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 9 April 2012
NATO bears a high degree of responsibility for the deaths of 63 refugees, who died of thirst last spring in the Mediterranean as they travelled from Libya to Italy.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 March 2012
Following a declaration of autonomy by tribal and militia leaders in oil-rich eastern Libya, the head of the National Transitional Council threatened the use of force to prevent the country’s partition.
By Patrick Martin, 17 February 2012
A new report documents gruesome violations of human rights under the new regime established by the US-NATO war.
By Will Morrow, 11 February 2012
The war crimes and abuses being perpetrated by the TNC regime further expose the claims that the NATO allies intervened for humanitarian purposes to rescue the Libyan people from violent repression.
By Patrick Martin, 4 February 2012
The murder of Omar Brebesh follows a series of reports by human rights groups on torture in the prisons of the new “democratic” Libya.
By Barry Grey, 23 January 2012
A report released last week by Middle East human rights groups presents extensive evidence of war crimes carried out in Libya by the United States, NATO and their proxy “rebel” forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 January 2012
There is strong evidence that NATO carried out war crimes in its eight-month war for regime-change in Libya, according to a report released Thursday by Middle East human rights groups.
By Will Morrow, 13 January 2012
The NATO-installed regime’s legislation features provisions preventing people nominating themselves as candidates.
By Steve James, 3 December 2011
An article in Ireland’s Sunday World has drawn attention to relations between Mahdi al-Harati, former leader of the Tripoli Brigade of the National Transition Council, which played a central role in the NATO assault on Libya, and an unnamed US intelligence agency.
By Patrick O’Connor, 22 November 2011
The capture of Saif al Islam has raised the spectre of a drawn-out criminal trial in The Hague, with embarrassing details emerging of the intimate ties between the Gaddafi regime and Western powers.
By Peter Symonds, 3 November 2011
The main qualification of the relatively unknown Abdurrahim al-Keib for office is his acceptability to the NATO powers that waged a predatory war to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.