Libya: Race, Empire, and the Invention of Humanitarian Emergency

Maximilian Forte
October 24, 2012
28:01

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Libya: Race, Empire, and the Invention of Humanitarian Emergency
by grtv

Based on Prof. Maximilian Forte latest book, "Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO's War On Libya and Africa" (Baraka Books, Montreal, 2012), and nearly two years of extensive documentary research, this film places the 2011 US/NATO war in Libya in a more meaningful context than that of a war to "protect civilians" driven by the urgent need to "save Benghazi".

Instead it counters such notions with the actual destruction of Sirte, and the consistent and determined persecution of black Libyans and African migrant workers by the armed opposition, supported by NATO, as it sought to violently overthrow Muammar Gaddafi and the Jamahariyah.

This film takes us through some of the stock justifications for the war, focusing on protecting civilians, the responsibility to protect (R2P), and "genocide prevention," and examines the racial biases and political prejudice that underpinned them. The role of Western human rights organizations, as well as misinformation spread through "social media" with the intent of fostering fear of rampaging black people, are especially scrutinized.

Comments

 
2012 / 10 / 24
Siusaidh says:

Very happy to see Max's work here. Only wish I would win a lottery to make a suitable donation to Global Research.

Slainte!

2012 / 10 / 29
Mike Corbeil says:

Excellent short documentary!
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2012 / 10 / 29
Mike Corbeil says:

Here's a good documentary-like report made by Russian journalist Milovan Drecun during June 2011. "Libya, the Forbidden Truth by Milovan Drecun" (36:06 runtime)
youtube.com/watch?v=kHMYlPo-oOI

2012 / 10 / 29
Mike Corbeil says:

French version:
"Libye la vérité interdite pt1 (Milovan Drecun)" (27 minutes, total),
1 of 2, www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o0k2ROOTuk
2 of 2, watch?v=wDprcusgj6o

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