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Free Speech: Libya Declares Liberation From 42-Year Gadhafi Rule

Libya’s provisional leaders have declared the country liberated from the 42-year rule of Moammar Gadhafi at a ceremony attended by tens of thousands of people in the eastern city of Benghazi. National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil and other

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Liberation

Fighting Continues in Libya as Opposition Seeks to Organize Resistance

Source: VOA – By Scott Bobb   Opposition forces in Libya Sunday continued to battle troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi around the oil-town of Brega, 800 kilometers east of Tripoli. Rebel leaders acknowledged that pro-Gadhafi troops were better

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Posted in Human Rights

“The Main Thing is the Information Gets Out”

Source: swissinfo.ch – By Etienne Strebel   A small group of Libyans living in exile in Switzerland are trying to show what is really going on in their home country, despite the censorship imposed by the regime. Their small “news

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Posted in Human Rights

Libyan Protests Escalate, Spread to Tripoli

Source: VOA – By Elizabeth Arrott Witnesses in Tripoli say the Libyan military is firing upon anti-government protesters, as the unrest that began in the east has spread to the capital.   Dozens of people were reported killed Monday, even before

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Posted in Human Rights

Anti-Government Protests Spread in North Africa

Source: VOA – By Lisa Bryant   Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Morocco and Tunisia Sunday, while there are reports of 173 people killed during clashes with security forces in eastern Libya. Morocco was the latest

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Posted in Human Rights

Crackdown on Protesters Deepens in Libya

Source: VOA   News reports say Libyan security forces fired shots Saturday to disperse a crowd gathered to mourn protesters killed in a government crackdown on demonstrations. The Associated Press quotes a hospital official who says at least 15 people

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Posted in Human Rights

Feb 16, 1804: The Most Daring Act of the Age

During the First Barbary War, U.S. Lieutenant Stephen Decatur leads a military mission that famed British Admiral Horatio Nelson calls the “most daring act of the age.” In June 1801, President Thomas Jefferson ordered U.S. Navy vessels to the Mediterranean

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