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  • Ibn Thabit Rap “Libyan Warrior Song”
    Iconic Libyan Freedom Fighter I posted earlier Ibn Thabit’s rap videos called “Tripoli is Calling.” At the time, I didn’t know it was by Ibn Thabit who also made Libyan Warrior Song. I like them both – very different – one soulful and...
    by at March 28th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Eman al-Obeidi is Libya’s Tank Man in Tiananmen Square
    Eman al Obeidi and journalists fend off Gaddafi thugs. Photo by Jerome Delay AP Her story has riveted everyone seeing the footage. Eman al-Obeidi (el-Obeidy, el Obeidi, al Obeidy), a Libyan woman from Benghazi was stopped at a checkpoint in Tripoli and detained for two days....
    by at March 26th, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • YouTube “Gaddafi: You’re Beautiful” slide show to music
    This is a beautifully put together slide show with vivid stills of Gaddafi through his years of power-mongering. The end of the YouTube music slide show “Gaddafi:You’re beautiful” has a few very graphic images showing the result of his violence toward his...
    by at March 26th, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • Libyan Rap Song “Tripoli is Calling”
    Great images, soulful rap, English subtitles: Song: Tripoli Is Calling [English Subtitles] | Alive in Libya Found by: @ChangeInLibya Translated by: @Darwin_hipster, @ChangeInLibya, @boxingpandora and @manixs    
    by at March 26th, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • President Sarkozy thanks for email of support
        Chère Madame, Le Président de la République française a bien reçu votre message. Monsieur Nicolas SARKOZY m’a confié le soin de vous remercier de votre témoignage de soutien, auquel il a été particulièrement sensible. Aevc...
    by at March 25th, 2011 at 09:03 am
  • Map of Coalition Military Assets in Mediterranean for UNSC 1973 NFZ
    Stratfor map of Coalition military assets in the Mediterranean for enforcement of the UNSC Resolution 1973 (NFZ) in Libya.
    by at March 24th, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • The Arab Tyrant Manual by Iyad El-Baghdadi
    The credit goes to @iyad_elbaghdadi who put together an “The Arab Tyrant Standard Revolution Response Manual” on Twitter today. I like to call it “”Dictatorship for Dummies.” Iyad El-Baghdadi from Dubai: So an Arab Tyrant would, in response...
    by at March 23rd, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • Buy Shabab Libya T-shirts at Libya Gear to benefit
    Shabab Libya T-shirt Be the first to get your Shabab Libya T-shirts! 100% of the proceeds from sales will go to Go to the Libya Gear website to order several style T-shirts, pins and 3’x5′ Independence Free Libya flag. Free Shipping in the...
    by at March 23rd, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • NPR memoriam for Mo Nabbous, citizen journalist of TV Libya Alhurra
    Mo on Air NPR’s Andy Carvin talks in this NPR memoriam about Mohammed (Mo) Nabbous, the citizen journalist who started TV Libya Alhurra with his laptop on February 18 and was assassinated by a sniper’s bullet on March 18. One month to the day of reporting minute-by-minute...
    by at March 23rd, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • 17 Crimes committed by Gaddafi against Libyan people
    @LibyaNewMedia tweeted the following list of 17 crimes committed by Gaddafi against the Libyan people since February 17, the start of the Free Libya Revolution. These are only the recent ones. The list of crimes he and his family have committed against the Libyan people...
    by at March 23rd, 2011 at 09:03 am
  • Excellent interactive map of Libya
    Been frustrated by names of cities in the news or battle areas or tribal zones you can’t find on map? Well every little oasis and wadi are on National Geographic’s interactive Libya map. There’s even a 3D function for those who really like to feel they’re...
    by at March 22nd, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • Top Ten Ways Libya is NOT Iraq by Juan Cole
    I keep hearing so-called experts say Libya is another Iraq and Afghanistan. But these countries are not the same people or the same struggle. All Muslim struggles are not alike. For once, we have a chance to be on the right side of history. This great essay written by...
    by at March 22nd, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Toureg defection in Libya could accelerate Gaddafi regime fall
    RFI France reports that Otman Ben Assi, exiled Libyan in support of Free Libya, claims a defection of Touregs could lead to the fall of Gaddafi. He also speaks of the importance of the city of Sabha.  Listen to his comments (in French) in short interview with Christine...
    by at March 21st, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • “Kamikaze pilot attack real. Khamis Gaddafi is dead of burns.”
    Khamis Gaddafi There was so much back and forth in Twitter about the kamikaze pilot attack on Bab al Azizia that I edited my story a couple of times to try to keep up. I ended up calling it all “Urban Legend” and dismissed it as wishful thinking. It was the action...
    by at March 21st, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Twitter Tribute to Mohammed Nabbous known to world as “Mo”
    This morning in Benghazi, a journalist hero lost his life to a sniper bullet while videotaping the aftermath of Gaddafi bombardment. Mohammed Nabbous started Libya Alhurra TV exactly one month ago with his laptop and an inordinate amount of courage. His following grew...
    by at March 19th, 2011 at 06:03 pm
  • Mo Mohammed Nabbous Benghazi TV Libya Alhurra first missing, then found, then finally gone, A Martyr
    “I am not afraid to die, I am afraid to lose the battle” – Mohammed Nabbous, Benghazi martyr today. Omar Al-Mukhtar would be proud. @ChangeinLibya. Mohammed Nabbous – known as Mo to the world – has been with the Libyan revolution from the beginning....
    by at March 19th, 2011 at 02:03 am
  • NATO fiddles while Benghazi burns under full scale assault by Gaddafi
    AFP: Free Libya jet shot down over Benghazi this am A full assault is happening in Benghazi right now. Rockets and bombing have rocked residential areas. Tweets of civilians being shot as they flee their homes. Tweets also of assault from the sea. The hotel where journalists...
    by at March 19th, 2011 at 01:03 am
  • Speechless at NATO inaction and undecided if leaders incompetent or lying.
    It doesn’t happen very often to me that I’m speechless, but that’s just where I am today. The tweets are flying with news of massacres in several Libyan cities in the 24 hours since the UN Security Council approved a No-Fly Zone along with all means necessary...
    by at March 18th, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • Congratulations Free Libya on NFZ + whatever it takes short of “boots on the ground”
    We all held our breath. France took the time to make a statement. And they deserved it. They have led the way for Libya. Vive la France!!! French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe expressed France’s outrage at Gaddafi and then French support of Free Libya. It was well-orchestrated...
    by at March 17th, 2011 at 11:03 pm
  • English text of Tea of Freedom!
    Translation: O tea of freedom! Ya la la la laa lee O you that is dear to me! Ya la la la laa lee Your strength is 100/100! Ya la la la laa lee O tea of freedom! Ya la la la laa lee O traitor of our revolution, off to your grave directly! Hey! Off to your grave directly! Off...
    by at March 17th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Cold corporate reality almost froze the Arab Spring but UNSC vote for NFZ in Libya keeps it alive
    Everyone was really excited about the “Arab Spring” until it started to happen and then they panicked. OMG – democracy! Arabs can’t handle that. Al Qaeda and Iranian mullahs will rule the oil fields. First there was warm heartfelt sympathy and support. Then...
    by at March 16th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • Kamikaze Pilot The Martyr Mokhtar Mohammed Osman is Urban Legend
    This is a photo of the kamikaze pilot that rumors and “confirmed” reports said crashed his plane into Bab Al Azizia, Gaddafi’s compound. The myth: Mokhtar Mohammed Osman took off from a military airfield in Tripoli with orders to bomb Adjabaya, but turned...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar returns to support Free Libya
    Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, former Libyan army commander, was one of Gaddafi’s most prominent military marshalls during the war against Chad. The first announcements of his return from the U.S. to Libya to support the Free Libya forces appeared on Mar 14. There certainly...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 06:03 pm
  • Egypt Youth refuse to meet Hillary Clinton
    Hillary Clinton continues to slide in her credibility ratings among the youth of the Middle East. The Egypt Youth Revolution refused to meet with her in Cairo, reflecting the disdain for her expressed on the twittersphere. Democracy-seeking youth can see through her hypocrisy...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Free Libya on Ides of March
    Just when things looked so dark, I had begun to despair, Free Libya struck back today with their own jets. They sank two Gaddafi Libyan ships that had been bombarding from sea and bombed the tarmac at Gaddafi’s Gardabya Airport in his hometown of Sirte. It’s...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Failure to act to help Free Libya
    We are coming! posted on twitpic by @ChangeinLibya  
    by at March 14th, 2011 at 04:03 pm
  • “Nature is challenging Man’s best efforts” – NHK report on Japan nuclear crisis
    Roof blows off at reactor in Japan After a couple of days of frustration trying to watch NHK World TV on a tiny box in the upper corner of their website, I am happy to report that UStream is carrying the continuing coverage. Just link to
    by at March 14th, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Japan explosions, meltdowns and radiation releases at nuclear sites
      Fukushima Reactor #3 hydrogen explosion Mar 13 Fukushima: 2 hydrogen explosions in 2 days. Reactor #1 yesterday. Reactor #3 today. Problems in 3 other plants. Official Japanese government line: partial meltdowns; containment cores intact; released radiation not harmful...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  • BBC Report on Saudi Arabia and the struggle for democracy
    Saudi Arabia has come a long way since I lived there. No high rises, cell phones, shopping centers then. But women still can’t drive, can’t vote and are subject to the will of their fathers, husbands and brothers. And Saudi Arabia is still a theocratic kingdom...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • Blog Rantings of a Sandmonkey from Egypt
    I’ve followed @Sandmonkey faithfully since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution. He’s feisty and opinionated and takes no prisoners. Check out his new article “The Free Republic of Egypt” on his Rantings of a Sandmonkey blog.
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 11:03 am