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Tensions mount in Libya's Benghazi after deadly unrest - Ma'an News Agency

Tensions mount in Libya's Benghazi after deadly unrest - Ma'an News Agency | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Ma'an News Agency Tensions mount in Libya's Benghazi after deadly unrest Ma'an News Agency BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) -- Shops and schools closed across Benghazi Tuesday as residents of Libya's second city responded to calls for civil disobedience to...
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Libya Deports Hundreds of African Immigrants (alive) : State News Agency - Voice of America

Libya Deports Hundreds of African Immigrants (alive) : State News Agency - Voice of America | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Voice of America Libya Deports Hundreds of African Immigrants: State News Agency Voice of America TRIPOLI — Libya has deported more than 500 African immigrants, state news agency Lana said, sending them to Niger as it tries to tackle an influx of...
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Egypt's highest-profile secular activists threatened with arrest

Egypt's highest-profile secular activists threatened with arrest | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Warrants are issued for Ahmed Maher and Alaa Abdel Fattah a day after dozens of fellow campaigners are arrested Arrest warrants were issued for two of Egypt's highest-profile activists on Wednesday, a day after 79 other secular campaigners were...
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Islamic extremists allegedly behind destruction of ancient Murad Agha shrine ... - Raw Story

Islamic extremists allegedly behind destruction of ancient Murad Agha shrine ... - Raw Story | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Benghazi shuts down against violence - The News International

Benghazi shuts down against violence - The News International | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Benghazi shuts down against violence. Wednesday, November 27, 2013 ...
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Tripoli University strikes for second week - Libya Herald

Tripoli University strikes for second week - Libya Herald | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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“They have decided to continue the strike for another week,” a member of Tripoli University's Student Union told the Libya Herald.
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Syrian Trucks Come under Fire in Tripoli, Driver Wounded - Naharnet

Syrian Trucks Come under Fire in Tripoli, Driver Wounded - Naharnet | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Syrian Trucks Come under Fire in Tripoli, Driver Wounded
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A driver was injured on Monday when several Syrian trucks came under fire in the northern city of Tripoli, the state-run National News Agency reported.
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#LIBYA »» 14 dead, 30 wounded as militia, govt forces clash in Libya’s Benghazi (PHOTOS)

#LIBYA »» 14 dead, 30 wounded as militia, govt forces clash in Libya’s Benghazi (PHOTOS) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist militia have killed up to fourteen people and injured dozens in Benghazi, said the Libyan Ministry of Health.
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I love to read »» Fear In A Handful Of Dust by PHIL ROCKSTROH «« CounterPunch

I love to read »» Fear In A Handful Of Dust  by PHIL ROCKSTROH ««  CounterPunch | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

From the picture window of our family’s eighth floor apartment, at the intersection of 23rd Street and Avenue C, we have a view of the inhuman currents of the East River and the dehumanizing, vehicular currents of the FDR expressway. The tenor of the river is timeless while the FDR’s voice is mindlessly urgent…an addict on a dope run — evincing the urgency of an errand undertaken to relieve distress but trajectory hurtles towards annihilation.

Like the misnomer known as freeways, wherein one is enslaved to speed and forward motion, the spirit of our age is manic. One reacts; there is no time to reflect. In contrast, the river speaks the language of the deathless heart of creation. The river sings of ensoulment. It does not seek; it is.

Because the spirit of the age is frantic, surface level, and going nowhere — and fast. The soul of the world harbors a quality of sadness. When it speaks, nowadays, it does so in a lament — a dirge for exquisite things lost. Unlike raging spirit, the soul carries the sadness of the veritable bones of the earth.

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Cody Wilson created a gun that can be downloaded and built with a 3D printer - is he too dangerous for Britain?

Cody Wilson created a gun that can be downloaded and built with a 3D printer - is he too dangerous for Britain? | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
He speaks of liberty, freedom and helping society’s marginalised. His dedication to civil liberties has brought him a loyal band of followers.
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Violence Surges In Libya’s Capitol

Violence Surges In Libya’s Capitol | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libya's capital city Tripoli is seeing some of the worst violence since the country's longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled and killed two years ago.
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Only in Libya »»» No investigation for bomb-in-a-bag congresswomen - Who can blame her?

Only in Libya »»» No investigation for bomb-in-a-bag congresswomen - Who can blame her? | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 20 November 2013: Reports that Tripoli Congresswoman Soad Sultan was briefly detained today after being discovered to be carrying a hand grenade in her handbag are true, the Congresswomen has told the Libya Herald.
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Libya must protect demonstrators from 'out of control' militias or risk new bloodshed | Amnesty International

Libya must protect demonstrators from 'out of control' militias or risk new bloodshed | Amnesty International | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Libyan authorities must actively protect protesters from attacks by armed militia during ongoing demonstrations this week or risk further bloodshed (#Libya must protect demonstrators from 'out of control' militias or risk new bloodshed
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Ali Zeidan: Libya Unable to Pay Salaries Unless Oil Strikes Stop - IBTimes.co.uk

Ali Zeidan: Libya Unable to Pay Salaries Unless Oil Strikes Stop - IBTimes.co.uk | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Ali Zeidan: Libya Unable to Pay Salaries Unless Oil Strikes Stop
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Libya will be unable to pay salaries and will be forced to borrow to meet budget obligations if oil strikes in the embattled country continue.
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Libya spy chief Mustafa Nuh freed 'by Zintan militia' | Nigeria Intel

Libya spy chief Mustafa Nuh freed 'by Zintan militia' | Nigeria Intel | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Mustafa Nuh had reportedly been held by gunmen from the western town of Zintan. Meanwhile, Tripoli is observing a three-day strike after militias from Misrata city opened fire on demonstrators, killing more than 40 people on ...
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Libya struggles to pay salaries, more clashes erupt - Reuters

Libya struggles to pay salaries, more clashes erupt - Reuters | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
RT Libya struggles to pay salaries, more clashes erupt Reuters TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Wednesday his government will be unable to pay public salaries and may have to seek loans if armed militias...
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Back from Libya, Lynch calls situation 'much improved' - Dorchester Reporter

Back from Libya, Lynch calls situation 'much improved' - Dorchester Reporter | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Back from Libya, Lynch calls situation 'much improved'
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CrossTalk: #IranDeal - Good Deal? (ft. Pepe Escobar)

How significant is the nuclear deal with Iran? How does it affect internal politics in Iran? Is this deal a sign of major geopolitical realignment? And what ...
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Things will likely get worse before they get better in Libya - Cape Breton Post

Things will likely get worse before they get better in Libya - Cape Breton Post | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Things will likely get worse before they get better in Libya Cape Breton Post That happened in Benghazi, in the east of the country, in June, when 31 peaceful demonstrators were shot dead and many others wounded while protesting outside the...
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CrossTalk: Barack H. Bush

Is there a difference between George W. Bush and Barack Obama? If there is no difference, why is this the case? What is it about American politics that chang...
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Escobar: Spin war started in Geneva, but world needs to follow deal

World powers and Iran have reached an historic nuclear deal - ending a decade-long deadlock over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The breakthrough came on the fif...
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JFK and Obama by ALEXANDER COCKBURN » CounterPunch

JFK and Obama by ALEXANDER COCKBURN » CounterPunch | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

The world falls in love with a charismatic young president, his stylish wife, and their charming young children. In the campaign for the presidency he has defeated his opponent in part by charging Republican failure in the war against America’s enemies. In the dawn of his administration this Harvard man musters strategic buttress from intellectuals bunkered  in think-tanks and academe, for a decisive escalation by which the foe will be routed. Counter-insurgency will go hand in hand with nation-building. Corruption will be banished and local troops trained to shoulder the burden of the war.

To be sure, there are differences between Jack Kennedy’s America in 1961 and Barack Obama’s in 2009. At the start of the Sixties the U.S. economy in its productive phase hadn’t crested. It was still on the way up to its peak in about 1969. The mantra was “guns and butter.” In 1961 the best and the brightest, defeating Vietnamese guerillas in their Top Secret memos to Kennedy and his commanders, invoked  Britain’s defeat of the Communist  insurgency in Malaya, courtesy of Frank Kitson’s counter-insurgency tactics and America’s victory over the Huks in the Philippines, with Edward Lansdale claiming the achievement. In 2009,  veterans’ hospitals here offer bleak testimony  that in Iraq 150,000 US troops, lavishly equipped with advanced weaponry were held down for years  in Iraq by the guerillas’ rudimentary roadside explosives.

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1+ MUST READ »»» PEPE ESCOBAR Digging in: Why US won’t leave Afghanistan

1+ MUST READ »»» PEPE ESCOBAR Digging in: Why US won’t leave Afghanistan | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
We came, we saw, we stayed. Forever. That’s the essence of the so-called Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) to be struck between the Obama administration and Afghanistan – over 12 years after the start of the never-ending War on Terror.
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Blame Rich, Overeducated Elites as Our Society Frays

Blame Rich, Overeducated Elites as Our Society Frays | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Complex human societies, including our own, are fragile. They are held together by an invisible web of mutual trust and social cooperation.
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Libya MP: Grenade in handbag for self-defence - News24

Libya MP: Grenade in handbag for self-defence - News24 | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Libya MP: Grenade in handbag for self-defence
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Tripoli - A Libyan MP stopped by officials at Tripoli's city hall on Wednesday when her handbag set off a security alarm, said a hand grenade inside was for her own defence.
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