Libya

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Millions of people across north Africa and the Middle East have are demonstrating the power of active nonviolence. But British politicians and pundits seem to have learnt no lessons, falling in line behind the bombing of Libya as soon as Cameron announced it. In the face of all the evidence, they are accepting the old assumption that violence works.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Without seeking to draw explicit conclusions about the current conflict in and over Libya, Harry Hagopian offers some observations and questions about what is going on, and proposes a cautious hopefulness about the 'Arab spring', even in the midst of winter.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Gaddafi forces have carried out a campaign of enforced disappearances to try to crush growing opposition, Amnesty says in a new briefing paper.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    As the US pledged to continue air strikes on Libya, the Vatican sent an observer to today's conference in London about the military campaign.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    As the boundary between civilian protection and civil war erodes in Libya, US Catholic bishops have expressed “great apprehension” at the campaign.

  • 24 Mar 2011

    Quakers in Britain have written an open letter to the Prime Minister raising serious concerns over the escalating cycle of violence in Libya.

  • 24 Mar 2011

    The US defence secretary has said that there is no timetable to end of the Western military campaign in Libya, as international concern grows.

  • 23 Mar 2011

    Disagreements about the command, objectives, cost, legal basis and control of the Western military action in Libya have grown in the last 48 hours.

  • 22 Mar 2011

    When does an anti-Government uprising become a civil war? Can the rebels wage a proper united campaign? How will the West proceed in its dealings with Libya and the wider North Africa Middle East (MENA) region?

  • 22 Mar 2011

    The engagement of UK forces in Libya without prior agreement from MPs has again raised the question of the need for parliamentary approval of military action.