Project Heracles – Bridging Africa & Europe

11 07 2011

In response to recent events in North Africa, Domus is calling on architects, designers, artists, urbanists, theorists and readers to reexamine the relationship between two geographically adjacent yet politically and socially distant continents. Can infrastructure be used as a medium to articulate the complexity of the present spatial condition? Should Africa be definitively severed from—or newly reconnected to—Europe?


NATO bombing of Tripoli kills 19 civilians, wounds 150

25 05 2011


By Bill Van Auken

In the most intensive bombardment since the US and NATO launched their war of aggression against Libya, strikes by British and other NATO warplanes in the early hours of Tuesday morning killed 19 Libyan civilians. Another 150 were wounded, some of them seriously, according to Libya’s health ministry, the General People’s Committee for Health.

The highly concentrated air raid, reportedly led by British Typhoon and Tornado warplanes, included up to 20 huge separate explosions in the area of central Tripoli where the residential compound of Col. Muammar Gaddafi is located. Libyan officials said that the explosions damaged a number of houses as well as a nearby mosque. . .

Message from Qaddafi

13 05 2011

 . . . as all of North Africa comes under attack by US/NATO forces . . .

From  Gaddafi Unplugged and Uncensored

Message from Colonel Mu’ummar Qaddafi  

Recollections of My Life: Col. Mu’ummar Qaddafi, The Leader of the Revolution. April 5, 2011.

[snip] . . .  “Now, I am under attack by the biggest force in military history, my little African son, Obama wants to kill me, to take away the freedom of our country, to take away our free housing, our free medicine, our free education, our free food, and replace it with American style thievery, called “capitalism,” but all of us in the Third World know what that means, it means corporations run the countries, run the world, and the people suffer. So, there is no alternative for me, I must make my stand, and if Allah wishes, I shall die by following His path, the path that has made our country rich with farmland, with food and health, and even allowed us to help our African and Arab brothers and sisters to work here with us, in the Libyan Jamahiriya.” 

Full statement –

Oil companies aiding Lybian ‘rebel’ force.

27 04 2011


Khalifa Hifter, one of two rebel military commanders vying for the top command position over Free Libyan Forces in Libya, in his office at the Gulf Oil Co. in Benghazi on Tuesday.

The first concrete report of weapons from foreign donors reaching the Libyan rebels came Tuesday, but significantly, those 400 AK-47 rifles did not go through either of the two generals claiming to be the leader of the rebels’ forces. Instead, they went directly to a civilian, Fawzi Bukatef, a petroleum engineer who has been training other civilians and sending them to the front lines.

WikiLeaks – New Cable Dump Sheds Light on US Embassy View of N. Africa Blow Up and Gaza

17 04 2011

Ever so fascinating – 

by way of the Guardian – 

Shias are the Palestinians of Bahrain says Maryam Al Khawaja

16 04 2011

A talk by Bahrain activist Maryam Al Khawaja:


Cynthia McKinney on President Obama and Libya, Japan and 9/11 truth

15 04 2011

I am pleased to stand with my colleagues today who are outraged at Nobel Peace Laureate President Obama’s decision to wage war on Africa in Libya. At the outset, let me state that Libya is home to tens of thousands of foreign students and guest workers. The students come from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. The messages I have received from concerned Africans state that these young, innocent people, inaccurately labeled by the U.S. press as “Black mercenaries,” have been trapped in hostile territory and are hated by the U.S.-allied Al Qaeda insurgents. The press forgot that Libya is in Africa and that Libyans are Black!  – –  [preface]

. . .  Reports continue to emerge of the U.S. ties to the so-called rebel leaders: the latest being that Khalifa Hifter, latest leader of the rebel army, spent much of the past 20 years in Langley, Virginia. He didn’t even move to Baltimore to disguise the relationship!  . . . (more)