Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kindness, generosity, (oil) and bombing Libya

As the UN, the US, and some NATO and EU countries debate some kind of military involvement in Libya, David Swanson points out that it is non-violent resistance that has the better success rate for toppling dictatorships.

Meanwhile, Pepe Escobar explains why diplomats and government are so sympathetic to a democratic uprising (hint--it's trading at $105 a barrel). If proponents of nonviolent solidarity invested $146.3 million in candidate funding, perhaps so many activists wouldn't be quite so worried about another oil war.

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