Sunday, September 04, 2011

Lynching of Black Migrant Workers in Libya

A few days ago the Guardian carried an article by Richard Seymour about the lynching of black migrant workers by Libyan rebels. It appears that the rumour that black mercenaries were fighting for Gadaffi is without foundation; but is providing the"justification" for the attacks on African migrant workers. It is Seymour's argument that the Libyan revolution has, essentially, been hijacked by domestic and foreign elites (the NTC is composed of "the former regime notables, businessmen and professionals, as well as exiles" and the military campaign has been orchestrated by NATO).