We strongly advocate creative strategies of solidarity with the Libyan people while underscoring that calls for coercive external intervention do not qualify. Indeed, it is possible that demands for Western support to the rebels may already have done more harm than good.
However, the overzealousness of certain Western powers like Britain, France and, as of late, the US, to interpret the resolution as an open-ended use of force, is worrisome. With their long history of interference and hegemony in the region, their political and strategic motivation remains dubious at best.
All the best intended plans for his journey here were thrown off-track only a few hours after landing in Brasilia yesterday when the US-led airstrikes on Libya began.
Americans from the Arab world should not only emulate that spirit of unity, but also actively work in order to further the interests of their brethren at home.
He had a baseball cap with the word “snitch” written across it, and told me that 'some people were advertising that I was a federal informant so I felt it was my civic duty to have it broadly displayed, like: warning snitch approaching.'
A small group of demonstrators travelled to the US embassy in southern Manama this morning, where they waved signs asking the US to "stop supporting dictators." A spokesman for the US embassy said his government was "listening to all sides."
No matter the temperature outside, I know spring has arrived in Washington when the federal budget comes out.