The Ongoing Imperialist Events – Lizzie Phelan

Face to Face with Lizzie Phelan an Independent Journalist who started covering the Libyan assault eight months ago, Superb Analysis – Beyond Libya.

Libya – The Manufacturing of Consent [FULL EVENT]

A political and cultural event that focuses on the role of mainstream media which is fundamental to western plans for war against the countries of the Global South, most recently Libya. This event will be discussing what are our challenges in fighting against media that prepares audiences to accept wars of aggression.


Libyan resident of Sirte, returned from there recently

Merlin Emmanuel – founder of ‘Campaign for Justice’, nephew of Smiley culture and author (of the soon to be released book, ‘Generation X’)

Lizzie Phelan – independent journalist, who reported from Tripoli until the NATO takeover of the city

Sukant Chandan – political analyst and filmmaker, currently producing a doc-film ‘NATO war on Libya’

Chair: Iman Hussein


Sukant Chandan, Lizzie Phelan, Iman Hussein, Libyan from Sirte, Merlin Emanuel

Son of former senior Libyan official who faces assassination speaks to Lizzie Phelan

Independent journalist Lizzie Phelan who has been covering the Libyan crisis since it began speaks to Hamid Dorda, the son of Dr Abuzed Dorda.

Once Libyan Prime Minister, Permanent Representative to the UN and head of intelligence, Dr Abuzed Dorda’s life is now in grave danger. In contravention of international law and with human rights organisations and the UN itself turning a blind eye, Dr Dorda has suffered torture, inhumane and severe mistreatment and numerous attempts on his life since NTC forces detained him on September 11. His health is deteriorating and he remains untreated since October 25 for internal bleeding and broken bones. His family are being refused the right to visit him.

Dr Dorda enjoyed a large base of popular support, being seen as one of the least incorruptible figures in libyan politics and society. If he is assassinated or left to die from his injuries, it will be a considerable blow for the already bleak prospects of a stable and just political future in Libya.


An NGO sent me the following appeal.

Below is the name of the woman that must be harassed if anything is to be done to help Dorda and hopefully find Zidan.

Annika Norlin

Head of Sector Africa
Central Tracing Agency and Protection Division
International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel. +41-22-7302119
The ICRC – working to protect and assist people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. Find out more:

Email her constantly/ demand that she reply with verified information, because that is her job at the ICRC. Mari has been staying on top of her constantly but a few thousand more people-pressure must surely help.

Lizzie Phelan – “The War on Libya is a War on Africa.”

Editors note (via Axis Of Logic)

Back in the UK, after several months spent in Libya testifies on the criminal war carried out by the US and NATO against the government and people of Libya. In this testimony she provides a very moving report of the heroism of the Libyan people defending their country against the invader. Their battle for independence and freedom from the western war machine and their mercenaries continues. Her images of walking about in beautiful Tripoli and the people before the bombing began in the darkness of the Tripoli which was forced to leave months later. They are images that have an impact on anyone who really listens to her. The outbursts of rage against her in some reader comments on YouTube demonstrate her power as a witness to the atrocities. Moreover, Lizzie gives a critiqué of the corporate/government media and the role they continue to play in support of these war crimes is damning. She tells us that there are no more independent journalists in the country to tell the truth of the genocide taking place in Libya today. Her words for President Hugh Chávez’ support for Libya and Col. Qaddafi re-affirm his courage and commitment to truth and justice in the face of western media condemnation. The one thing missing in the journalism of Lizzie Phelan is the self-promotion and self-importance that prevails among most who would be journalists on the left of the political continuum.



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