What may have been unique this past year was a collapse of the conventional fountains of authority and respect. In the Arab world that meant governments. But in the West, it meant big business.
Like it or not, the global meltdown has put us at the end of an era -- and only invention will bring a better one to life.
Watching the media coverage of the farce unfolding around Libya, one has to wonder if anyone will ever expose the lies and hubris that have run throughout this faux Arab spring.
We speak with Maximillian Forte, professor of anthropology at Concordia University, on NATO's war in Libya and whether this was a popular uprising against Gaddafi.
Urging all sides in Libya to protect the rights of civilians and safeguard them from attack as forces of the National Transitional Council continued to battle for control of the capital, Tripoli.
Join our open discussion forum, babble, as the war in Libya continues.
There are so many things about this war that are farcical, dishonest, amateurish, and just plain morally wrong that Canada and the other warmongers have given up serious efforts at justifying it.
It is a cliche to suggest that Western intervention in Third World countries is all about resources, particularly oil, but do those doing the intervening have to make it so damned obvious?
The shifting sands of Libya are miring NATO.
As Canada enters the final days in 2011 election campaigning, politicians streaking across the country have offered little more than resounding silence on Canada's military role in Libya.