Libya

  • March 21, 2011

    The German government has responded robustly to critics who say that it should endorse the current US, UK and French bombing raids on Libya.

  • March 20, 2011

    The UK chancellor has pointedly refused to rule out British ground troops being sent to Libya, despite the clear position of UN Security Resolution 1973.

  • March 20, 2011

    Global concern is growing over the military action taken by US, UK and French forces in Libya, both in terms of its short- and long-term impact.

  • March 20, 2011

    Eighty years ago, the conflict in Libya would have been glossed over as a “quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing”. In an age of 24 hour news and of media conscious politicians, we are saturated with images, comment and spin. It is essential to be vigilant about the relationship between the authorised version, what its presentation really tells us and – not least – our own responses to it.

  • March 20, 2011

    The beliefs and values thinktank Ekklesia has warned that bombing Libya is unlikely to help the country move towards democracy and will increase the suffering of its people.

  • March 20, 2011

    This morning I turned on my radio to a sick sense of deja vu, with the news of war in Libya. Eight years to the day that George Bush announced attacks on Iraq, a stony faced President Obama did the same as he spoke to reporters in Brasilia.

  • March 20, 2011

    The recent history of western military interventions in the Middle East is hardly encouraging. Yet British PM David Cameron has clearly been itching to begin the bombing in Libya, and US President Obama has also sanctioned armed action - in spite of serious warnings from advisers in and outside the White House.

  • March 20, 2011

    Protesters have taken to the streets in New York, Chicago, Washington DC and other US cities as bombing raids begin against the Gaddafi regime in Libya.

  • March 20, 2011

    Peace campaigners say that the UK and US military action in Libya is "dangerous and irresponsible", risking wider conflict and the strengthening of Gaddafi

  • March 19, 2011

    Amnesty International has urged all parties to make the protection of civilians in Libya their top priority as the threat of military action is realised.