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The Longest Dictatorship in the World is Brought Down to its Knees

This development, with the capital creating its own nationalist mythos of revolutionary participation, is the very best thing that could have happened. Instead of being liberated (and somewhat subjected) from the outside by Berber or Cyrenaican revolutionaries, Tripoli enters the Second Republic with its own uprising to its name, as a full equal able to gain seats on the Transitional National Council once the Qaddafis and their henchmen are out of the way. There will be no East/West divide. My hopes for a government of national unity as the last phase of the revolution before parliamentary elections now seem more plausible than ever. Tellingly, Tunisia and Egypt both recognized the TNC as Libya’s legitimate government through the night, as the Tripoli uprising unfolded. Regional powers can see the new Libya being born.”

Juan Cole: The Great Tripoli Uprising


Posted 3 years ago with 2,108 notes
originally kateoplis

thelibyanrevolution:

protests4democracy:

This documentary is a must-see. Watch at least the first 4 minutes that explain you how the protests in Libya started, then it goes on to let Libyan exiles tell the story of how the regime used terror, cruelty and torture as a tool to maintain its power. This documentary by Aljazeera gives anyone a real understanding why the things are happening in Libya right now. It is deeply moving.

Please reblog.

Help spread the information on the events happening in Libya!

This is a really good documentary, it actually shows you what life was like in Libya…this why Libyans want a better life. Gadaffi didn’t just start killing people, he’s been oppressing and killing people for 42 years! 


Posted 3 years ago with 270 notes
originally itsaboutjustice

thelibyanrevolution:

THE UNDERGROUND PRISON FOUND IN BENGHAZI.

They have only found dead corpses so far, but claim that they can hear screams…so they are digging even further.


Posted 3 years ago with 7,617 notes
originally thearabspringrevolutions


Posted 3 years ago with 3,300 notes
originally faineemae

French doctor in Libya: over 2000 dead

thelibyanrevolution:

A 60-year old French doctor working in Benghazi estimated the death toll to be over 2000. He says that out ambulances counted 75 bodies the first day, 200 on the second and more than 500 on the third day.

“From Tobruk to Darna, they carried out a real massacre… In total, I think there are more than 2,000 deaths,” he said.


Posted 3 years ago with 292 notes
originally thearabspringrevolutions

Libya, Bahrain, Yemen News Roundup: February 22.

pantslessprogressive:

Here is a news roundup for Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and other countries for Tuesday, February 22. Also check out NewsFlick’s Middle East Situation Update: 22nd Feb

[Previously: Feb. 20; Feb. 21]

Live blogs:

Gaddafi’s speech (VIDEO):

Analysis of Gaddafi’s speech:

Libya:

What Officials Say - Libya:

Bahrain:

Yemen:

Algeria, China, Iran, Iraq, Morocco:

Other good reads:

Resources:


Posted 3 years ago with 525 notes
originally pantslessprogressive

BREAKING: Libyan Interior Minister who resigned to join protesters has been kidnapped, CNN reports.


Posted 3 years ago with 1,764 notes
originally soupsoup

naxaf:

A young protester with the flag of the Kingdom of Libya painted on her face takes part in a protest outside the Libyan Embassy in Attard, outside Valletta, February 22, 2011. The protest was organised by the Libyan community living in Malta to rally against the Libyan government’s crackdown on demonstrators. REUTERS PICTURES


Posted 3 years ago with 256 notes
originally naxaf

-somethingspecial-:

“A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.” - John F. Kennedy

tweet of hope from Iran: “# homosexuals will not die, woman will not be stone to death, we will be friends with world.”  viva revolution!


Posted 3 years ago with 11,262 notes
originally coryhudsons

For anyone still unaware…

andlearntofly:

There’s a massacre going on in Libya right now. They’re tricking, then shooting protesters and raping women. Pray for them.

Today a 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand. Lives have been lost and the damage is extensive.

More than 50 80 killings in Ciudad Juarez - Mexico, over 3 days

Bahrain’s army deliberately kills peaceful protesters (thanks to juansie.tumblr for informing)

Egypt and Tunisia have both set up field hospitals on their Libyan borders

Please reblog.


Posted 3 years ago with 29,942 notes
originally erwinnsmith

newsflick:

Dutch ISP provider XS4ALL has set up an internet dial-up service for Libya:

Use your modem to dial +31205350535
username: xs4all
password: xs4all

(Reblog and Spread the Word)


Posted 3 years ago with 12 notes
originally newsflick

sexytexting: totalloverun: povitrya:

They just left them cut off.

They are trying to silence Libya’s message.

This is why we need to spread awareness. They are trying to stop their voice. We have to be their voice right now. 

THE PLIGHT OF THE LIBYANS IS BEING SILENCED BY THEIR OPPRESSORS. WE MUST BE THEIR VOICE! Know the truth, spread the story.