Translated from the Dutch anti arms trade campaign:
Libyan war arms supplier meets in Amsterdam
Weapons manufacturer EADS supplied arms to all parties in the Libyan war: to Gadaffi, to the British and the French, and through Qatar – now also to the rebels. EADS is the second largest defense company in Europe and also makes nuclear weapons for the French armed forces.
See also here.
Britain and the Libya war: here.
Libya: West’s forces drop bombs 1,800 times a month: here.
David Swanson, War Is A Crime: “Now we know why Obama has gone to such outrageous lengths to keep Bush’s lawyers out of prison, claiming powers of secrecy and immunity beyond Cheney’s wildest dreams and pressuring foreign nations to clamp down on any outbreaks of law enforcement. If the Bush lawyers who ‘legalized’ aggressive war, lawless imprisonment, and torture were not consulted on how to keep the war in Libya going in perpetuity, they were certainly the inspiration for the latest White House brainstorming session”: here.
French-Algerian film director Rachid Bouchareb challenges the myths of French colonialism in his new film Outside the Law: here.
Libya shows again that successful regime change can be brought about only by ordinary people, not by foreign bombs: here.
The United Nations is negotiating with the Libyan government, Western-backed rebels and Nato to stop fighting for 24 to 72 hours to allow food and medical supplies to reach civilians, its envoy reported today: here.
After Two Months, No End in Sight to Libyan Air Campaign: here.
We have started something in Libya that will be difficult to finish. Without a change of approach we risk another Afghanistan: here.
President François Hollande’s social democratic government is stressing its support for social cuts after seeking to distance itself from a pro-austerity report being prepared by Louis Gallois, the former CEO of aerospace-defence firm EADS: here.