The West's hypocrisy and oil-greed are coming home to roost with a vengeance in Libya as the Arab Spring in that country turns into a nightmarish winter.
With Mali, the "pacifist left" is needed more than ever to end wasteful military spending and to keep the defence lobby from luring Canada into another reckless war.
Contrary to the precedent set by Tunisia and Egypt's elections, it appears Libya's Islamist parties will not win a majority in the first post-Gaddafi government.
The decision of NATO leaders to go beyond their international mandate led to disastrous results on the ground for many civilians in Libya.
The strange case of the Kony 2012 phenomenon is a chance to reflect on the complex relationship between those of us in the so-called First World and those of us in the so-called Third World.
A year after the uprising that toppled Ben Ali, Tunisia's government is controlled by forces that are not only neo-liberal but quite conservative and even reactionary.
The army that the U.S., Canada and Europe have armed and trained has overthrown Mali's elected government? What is going on?
We speak with Yves Engler on the imperialist nature of Canadian foreign policy. The effects of Canada's bombing of Libya, and the potential for war against Syria and Iran, are discussed.
Moammar Gaddafi came to power in a coup in 1969 at a time of widespread Arab nationalism. Initially his revolution saw the population benefit as oil revenues were used for national development.
Any government contemplating a new war works hard to ensure the support of its population. The invasion of Libya was no exception.