Thursday, 27 August 2015
THE BEST STUDY RESOURCES FOR UNDERSTANDING LIBYA
Some resources to understand Libya
A comrade recently made some critical remarks on this subject, and this was my suggested reading and watching list. Feel free to add in other materials in the thread:
Many comrades have been studying this in depth for decades, and especially the last five years or so.
Gaddafi's 'support' for the so-called 'war on terror' was nothing but him and Syria and others demanding back those terrorists that the imperialists were training against Libya and Syria. Now we can all see what these imperialist allied terrorists have done and are doing to our Homelands.
I assisted in Dan Glazebrook writing a book about this:
'Divide and Ruin: The West's Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis '
Francis Boyle has a good book on Libya too:
Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade U.S. Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution
Cynthia McKinney, PhD has compiled a book also on this subject:
'The Illegal War on Libya'
Horace Campbell too, although he does not like Gaddafi, has to admit in his well researched book that ultimately the LIbyan state did not sell out to the diktat to imperialism:
'Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya'
There is also Maximillian Forte's excellent book - 'Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO's War on Libya and Africa'
I went to Libya three times in 2011, and have done a lot of work on this. My and many other comrades research points to the fact that Gaddafi was still building up the African Union as a strategic global south and anti-imperialist bloc; he was allying with Chavez, Morales, Ortega, and Correa and Castro in discussing a global south military alliance; he continued to support Black communities, with meeting Malcolm Shabazz and others in Tripoli in Jan 2011, he advocated $800 trillion reparations from the imperialists for the genocidal crimes against African peoples, and advocated fundamental reform at the UNSC in his speech to the UNGA in 2008.
And there's much more.
Libya before its destruction was still a socialist country, and an increasingly prosperous one at that!
Yes, there were mistakes, many mistakes and negative aspects, but before 2012 Libya was in a Pan-African, people-centred strategy.
Here are some other resources which might be of interest in relation to this:
'Libya: Nato's untold story'
A Tribute to Gaddafi:
- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm