Tag Archives: Migrant Workers

Thousands of immigrants detained in Libyan desert

Chadian immigrants in the Libyan desert (Photo: EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection) A new humanitarian crisis is unfolding after the fall of Gaddafi, with thousands of immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, as well as some from Pakistan and Syria, detained … Continue reading

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The Gaddafi Mercenaries and the Division of Africa

Julien Teil Exposing the lies of the presence of ‘African mercenaries’ in Libya The presence of ‘African mercenaries’ in Libya was a lie used by NATO and their mouthpieces in the mainstream media to de-legitimise and demonise the Libyan government … Continue reading

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Black Libyans and migrant workers face racist attacks in ‘post-Gaddafi’ Libya

TRIPOLI — On the coast outside Tripoli, a squalid refugee camp shelters hundreds of African migrants who found work under Libya’s former regime, but are now jobless, discriminated against and unable to return home. Squatting in the derelict buildings of … Continue reading

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Libya’s NTC detaining and torturing thousands without charges

In investigations of the NATO-backed National Transitional Council (NTC) in Libya, Amnesty International has found the group is holding more than 2,500 detainees in makeshift prisons without charges in the wake of their conquest of much of western Libya. To … Continue reading

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BBC report on racist rebel attacks against migrant workers

*The BBC for 6 months have completely ignored the widespread, racist atrocities committed by the rebels  throughout the Libyan conflict

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Rampant racism – Black migrants barred from fleeing Libya

“We have had to stop the evacuation process for the time being because the NTC says they have to make sure of the migrants, to register them and to identify who is a real migrant and who is not,” spokesman … Continue reading

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NATO’s Glorious Race War in Libya

Black Agenda Report News, analysis and commentary from the black left NATO’s Glorious Race War in Libya Wed, 09/07/2011 – 02:35 — Glen Ford The western media pretended not to notice that their heroes were behaving like rampaging Ku Klux … Continue reading

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Migrants speak out against NATO intervention in Libya

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After recognising the TNC, the Nigerian government finally speak out against the mass lynching of blacks by the ‘rebels’

“The truth is that when Gaddafi was in office, he had sympathy for black Africans and many have even settled in Libya. “In fact, there is a city in Southern Libya called Suyima that is mostly populated by Nigerians, especially … Continue reading

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Amnesty and racist rebel atrocities in Libya

Posted on August 31, 2011 by HRI Mark Where reports of racial atrocities have reached the media, the story has been that the victims are “African mercenaries” despite plenty of evidence to the contrary. Amnesty workers on the ground have … Continue reading

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The NATO-backed racist rebel onslaught continues

   

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Where is the so called International Criminal Court?

Patrick Cockburn Speaking in quick nervous sentences, Mr Bahr tries to convince a suspicious local militia leader in charge of the police station in the Faraj district of Tripoli, that he is a building worker who has been arrested simply … Continue reading

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Black migrants narrowly escape racist NATO-backed rebels in Tripoli

Channel 4 News The myth of ‘African mercenaries’ in Libya has been used since the start of the Libyan conflict to explain away and cover up the mass lynching of black Libyans and migrant workers in Libya by racist elements … Continue reading

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Ethnic clensing of Black Libyans and migrant workers by NATO-backed rebels spreads to Tripoli

The mounting number of deaths of men from sub-Saharan Africa at the hands of the rebels – lynchings in many cases – raises disturbing questions about the opposition administration, the Transitional National Council (TNC) taking over as Libya’s government, and … Continue reading

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Africans stuck in Tunisia after fleeing from Libya

African workers in particular were frequently targeted by Gaddafi’s opponents, who sometimes accused them of working for the government as mercenaries. Most of the Libyans have gone back home or have found new places to stay, and most of the … Continue reading

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Rare mainstream coverage of the racist attacks black Libyans and migrant workers have faced throughout the ‘rebel uprising’

“They wanted to kill blacks there,” he says. “I’d be killed if I stayed.” “They catch me with a gun in front of my wife and kids. They arrested me, tied me up and covered my eyes and took me … Continue reading

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