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US Foreign Policy Is a Scam Built on Corruption

The $1.5 trillion in military outlays each year is the scam that keeps on giving—to the military-industrial complex and the Washington insiders—even as it impoverishes and endangers America and the world. By Jeffrey D. Sachs On the surface, US foreign…

Migrants: Hundreds of migrants left in the desert on the border between Libya and Tunisia

The world looks the other way. There are hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants stranded on the Libya-Tunisia border. They were pushed to the border area by the Tunisian police, but are not allowed to enter Libya. 140 of them are camped…

Anna Polo: “Let’s reflect on disparities to talk about migration in a more humane way.”

From Cutro to Riace, from Mexico to Greece, from makeshift camps to detention centers: the current history of migration is riddled with contradictions, inefficiencies and hypocrisy. According to Anna Polo, activist and journalist, the first step is to recover a…

Life Support rescues 105 people. Safe harbor assigned Brindisi

Late yesterday [March 6, 2023] evening, EMERGENCY’s Life Support ship received a report of a boat in distress in international waters off Libya. The ship’s captain immediately informed all relevant authorities and activated the rescue team. “We received a report…

Illegal decree – Italy announces to push back protection seekers on board Humanity 1

After more than two weeks of waiting and 21 requests to the relevant authorities 179 people rescued from distress at sea on board the civil rescue ship Humanity 1 are still waiting for a place of safety. Due to a…

Libya’s Power Cuts Angry Citizens and Protests Rise: UN Secretary Claims For Peace

António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, has asked for peace and calm, especially during the public protests that are generally increasing across Libya over power cuts and failure to hold elections. The poor economic conditions and the rise of oil and…

Libya Looking to Move on

The final round of negotiations between the two opposing administrations in Libya have been taking place this week in Cairo. Under the auspices of Stephanie Williams, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Libya, representatives from the Tripoli-based High Council of…

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending human rights tweets this week: Europe’s Guantanamo; Azerbaijan mistreats Aremenian POWs; dangerous escalation in Hong Kong; and HRW’s call for the US to halt weapons sales to the UAE. Europe's Guantanamo: At least 640 children from UK/EU…

Time Is Not on Our Side in Libya

By Vijay Prashad Ahmed, who lives in Tripoli, Libya, texts me that the city is quieter than before. The army of General Khalifa Haftar—who controls large parts of eastern Libya—has withdrawn from the southern part of the capital and is…

Appeal to the President of the Italian Republic and to all Mps

The sentence by the Milan Court of Assizes of 10 October 2017, deposited on 1 December 2017, documents in great detail the inhumane reality of the Libyan detention centres, where evidence of forced labour, torture and sexual violence against women…

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