Archive for the ‘Politics’

  • Take a handful of dust, Misrata, to your homes by Rahman Shalgam
    Take a handful of dust, Misrata, to your homes. Saturday, April 30, 2011 Rahman Shalgam WARNING: This is a google translation from Arabic. It’s raw and not had the benefit of any sensitive Human interpretation. I did no editing. You get a great image though, of the way the Arabic-speaking mind thinks – put ideas and concepts together. It’s an...
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Lookin for Freedom – Ibn Thabit
    New release by Libyan rap artist Ibn Thabit (Ibn Thabet). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELjLtCaPib8&feature=share
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 03:05 pm
  • Libyan Freedom Song – Rock Version
    Enjoy this new rock version release of Libyan Freedom Song written by Masoud Bo-yseer (Abo-Aseer) of Benghazi. This electric guitar version was arranged and performed by a garage band from Tripoli. Libya Will Remain Free and United. One Libya for all Libyans!
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 03:05 pm
  • King of Kings Gaddafi from riches to – well, not even – rags
    This is the kind of photo that just begs to be published. Check out those rings on the self-proclaimed King of Africa, King of Kings Muammar Gaddafi. If you’ve seen him lately, there’s not much left of his splendor. photo thnx to Sabry Elmhedwy/European Pressphoto Agency, via Corbis If his closet holds any of these riches, he’s forsaken them for the...
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 01:05 pm
  • Trump trumps own tackiness with autograph on Obama birth certificate
    Thanks to Katie Jacobs Stanton for these two photos: One of Donald Trump autographing a copy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, and the other of the autographed copy of birth certificate itself.   Trump autographing copy of Obama birth certificate thnx @KatieS Obama birth certificate autographed by Donald Trump thnx @KatieS
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 12:05 pm
  • Chinese J202 missiles or M202A1 Rocket Launchers used first time in Misrata?
    They are being called “202′s” in Misrata as Gaddafi forces launch heavy attacks on residential areas with new weapons. Some are calling them Chinese J202 missiles, other claiming they are M202A1 Flame Assault Flash Rocket Launchers.
    by at April 28th, 2011 at 11:04 am
  • Obama’s birth certificate
    After a few years of right wing hysteria over the birthplace of Prez Barack Obama, and questions of his eligibility to be President of the United States, the copy of his birth certificate has been released. Maybe Donald Trump and the others can move onto other issues now? Or will the conspiracy theories start about this is a fake? http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/birth-certificate-long-form.pdf
    by at April 27th, 2011 at 06:04 am
  • A song for Eman Al-Obeidi “Don’t Give up Eman”
    “Eman’s greatest fear is that she will be forgotten!! HELP EMAN by posting, sharing, sending, and re-posting her song to everyone you know, and get them to repost!! It’s our duty to keep her story alive!!! She needs us to keep her story alive!!!!” Posted on Facebook Free Iman Al-Obeidi by Elizabeth Mann.    
    by at April 26th, 2011 at 09:04 pm
  • Gaddafi Weapons of War include F2000, thermobaric shells, J202
      Belgian F2000 used by Gaddafi forces in Misrata Libyan Army Commando Troops in Tripoli by IulianRomania Thanks to @NexusIndivulsus   Cluster bombs on warning poster Misrata New missile head used in Misrata: napalm or North Korean/Soviet thermobaric shell launched from grad missile launcher. Thanks to @ShababLibya for YouTube and @nolesfan2011 for thermobaric...
    by at April 26th, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Arab Awakening in Mauritania – Day of Rage 25 April
    The Arab Awakening is spreading across North Africa. I’m using the Al Jazeera English term now rather than Arab Spring. I haven’t seen a lot of  flowering as of yet, but definitely a culture waking up and demanding social justice.   @weddady weddady Protest in #Mauritania is fueled by a popular sentiment that General Aziz the current ruler is the most...
    by at April 25th, 2011 at 04:04 pm
  • Waiting for the Tank
    YouTube of  a Freedom Fighter in Misrata waiting in the alley to fire on a passing Gaddafi forces tank.
    by at April 25th, 2011 at 12:04 pm
  • New Ibn Thabit Libyan Rap “Shukran” (Thank you)
    Thanks to @ChangeInLibya  
    by at April 25th, 2011 at 09:04 am
  • Misrata Battle Twitter YouTubes from @ChangeInLibya
    @ChangeInLibya Mhalwes MISRATA MUST SEE: The battle that led to the liberation of the technical sciences college: @ChangeInLibya Mhalwes See my last tweet, if you wanted proof of how brave the people in Misrata are. One guy runs around with axe, others run into line of fire @ChangeInLibya Mhalwes Look at the guy on the bulldozer almost getting killed. A bulldozer hits...
    by at April 24th, 2011 at 05:04 pm
  • Great Lion Brigade Zenga Zenga battle for Misrata along Tripoli Street
    Door by door, building by building, street by street. Zenga Zenga. The battle for Misrata by the Great Lion Brigade has been waged all over the city, from the residential outskirts to the port. But the most intense battles have taken place in the city center along Tripoli Street. It was on the Bridge overpass that foreign journalists came under fire and Chris Hondros and...
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 11:04 am
  • Libya – Help them finish the job! WWII posters and even Gaddafi Duck
    check out the webiste www.janzour.com
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 02:04 pm
  • Eman Al Obeidi surfaces for interview in car with CNN
    Eman Al Obeidi in car CNN http://goo.gl/OB0t1 note: only brief excerpt.
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 02:04 pm
  • Misrata: Door by Door, Building by Building, Street by Street “Zenga Zenga”
    Crossing Tripoli Street Getty Tweets Thurs Apr 21 21h00 from @ChangeInLibya – Halwasa Guy: MISRATA UPDATE HAS AMAZING AMAZING NEWS!!!!!! Misrata THERE ARE PARTIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS AND PEOPLE SHOUTING ALLAHU AKBAR ALL OVER MISRATA, old men crying from happiness!!!!!!!!! Misrata update for Thursday 21st April has some of the best news I heard all week – going...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 12:04 pm
  • Berber Revolutionaries sing around campfire “Where do you want us to go?”
      Nalut in the Nafusa Mtns photo by Cuneyt Sengunes How many soldiers sing around the campfire after a day of fighting! What a spirit these Amazigh (Berber) men of the Western Mountains of Libya have. This YouTube/TweetDeck catches their song in the Nafusa (Nafoosa) Mountains sometime in these last days of intense battle with Gaddafi forces. http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/IbnOmar2005/~xfnjC The...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 09:04 am
  • Libyan Rap Video Medley with Khaled M. and others
    The taste of freedom has young Libyans creating and recording. Here’s a medley of Libyan rap videos on YouTube. Am still researching the artists on “Long Live Libya” and “Libyan Revolution 2011.” Khaled M. Music Video #1: check out Khaled M. Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/thisiskhaledm       Music Video #2: “Long...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 08:04 am
  • Why the Cassandra Club didn’t trust Turkey and NATO to protect Libya from Gaddafi
    Temple snakes licked Cassandra’s ears clean so that she was able to hear the future. However, Apollo placed a curse on her so that no one would ever believe her predictions. For me it’s not about hearing the future, it’s about seeing past and present, then adding 1 + 1 to come up with the 2 of the future. Although I hardly consider myself the Cassandra...
    by at April 6th, 2011 at 11:04 am
  • NPR and CNN Anderson Cooper interviews with Eman al-Obeidi
    Human Rights Now Kidnap, rape, escape, arrest, detention, release, re-arrest, harassment and finally despair. That’s the sad journey of Eman al-Obeidi who stormed onto the world stage at the Hotel Rixos in a desperate attempt to tell her story to international journalists. Here are two links interviews bringing the latest in a heroine’s journey that seems...
    by at April 5th, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • The Unwanted Arab Spring that’s bad for business
    Call me a cynic. God knows I’ve tried to be an idealist for the last couple of months. It started with Egypt. I was so moved by the millions of people who braved everything to take to the streets and demand Mubarak step down. Yes! Tunisia was not a fluke. A democratic wave might roll through the autocratic Middle-East and North Africa. There was hope. There was light. But...
    by at April 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Gaddafi defections that would really count
    It will take more than the defections of top people in the Gaddafi regime to bring down him down. According to my source, the fight on the ground is waged not only by a couple of his sons, but by Gaddafi “captains” that control the soldiers of the regime. My source tells me to look at Gaddafi as a mafia boss and it’s easier to understand the regime’s...
    by at April 1st, 2011 at 12:04 pm
  • Has Moussa Koussa defected?
    Two days ago Moussa Koussa took his family in a caravan of three cars across the Western border of Libya on a “private” visit to Tunisia. There wasn’t anybody who thought it was for a vacation. Tweets today have him arriving at Heathrow Airport, although reports say the Brits didn’t let him in. It is also reported that he is not travelling with...
    by at March 30th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Cenciotti Aviation blog: RDAF Odyssey Dawn Patch with hidden Arabic peace message
    Peace for Libyan People If you are a military junkie and want to follow in elaborate detail events in Libya which include the hardware and military updates of Odyssey Dawn, now called Operation Unified Protector under NATO command, you must link to David Cenciotti‘s weblog – Aviation from a different perspective. The amount of information and links is impressive. The...
    by at March 30th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Eman Al Obeidi iconic Muslim woman victim sued by her rapists
    Eman Al Obeidi has committed several crimes in her culture. First she’s a woman. Second she has political opinions contrary to the ruling regime. In this case it’s Gaddafi. Third she was raped which is apparently more a crime for the woman than the assaulter. Finally she dared to speak out in front of foreign journalists at Hotel Rixos in Tripoli. That led...
    by at March 29th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Latest Map of Free Libya vs Gaddafi with Miserable Misrata caught in a vise
    Thanx to BBC for map Mar 29 Please note that the combat in Misrata is Gaddafi forces attacking a civilian population. No Free Libya forces here. Just desperate citizens who have taken up what arms they can find. Caught in a deadly vise. Gaddafi has surely given orders that Misrata must fall to him, no matter the human cost. He will level the city if necessary. It’s...
    by at March 29th, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • Ibn Thabit Rap “Libyan Warrior Song”
    Iconic Libyan Freedom Fighter I posted earlier Ibn Thabit’s rap videos called “Tripoli is Calling.” At the time, I didn’t know it was by Ibn Thabit who also made Libyan Warrior Song. I like them both – very different – one soulful and one sexy – both powerful. Check them out: Ibn Thabit- Libyan Warrior Song [English Subtitles]...
    by at March 28th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Eman al-Obeidi is Libya’s Tank Man in Tiananmen Square
    Eman al Obeidi and journalists fend off Gaddafi thugs. Photo by Jerome Delay AP Her story has riveted everyone seeing the footage. Eman al-Obeidi (el-Obeidy, el Obeidi, al Obeidy), a Libyan woman from Benghazi was stopped at a checkpoint in Tripoli and detained for two days. Raped repeatedly by a group of 15 or so Gaddafi thugs, she was brutalized physically and mentally....
    by at March 26th, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • YouTube “Gaddafi: You’re Beautiful” slide show to music
    This is a beautifully put together slide show with vivid stills of Gaddafi through his years of power-mongering. The end of the YouTube music slide show “Gaddafi:You’re beautiful” has a few very graphic images showing the result of his violence toward his own people. A Must See. YouTube – LIBYA 2011 Gaddafi: You’re beautiful (VERY GRAPHIC...
    by at March 26th, 2011 at 02:03 pm