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Military Intervention: Libya and Beyond

The Democracy Hour with Tom De Luca

Tuesday, April 5th at 8PM

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On this show Phyllis Bennis and Melissa Labonte analyze and evaluate the current military intervention in Libya and aswer the question: is military intervention in a nation ever justified, under what circumstances, and under whose auspices?

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies.  She works with US and global peace and occupation movements, and her books include Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer, and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power.

Melissa Labonte is assistant professor of political science at Fordham University. She has conducted research on agenda-setting and the politics of consensus building in the office of the United Nations 63rd General Assembly President, Fr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann. Labonte’s publications include “Same Car, Different Driver? The Impact of Peacebuilding ‘Partnerships’ and the Chiefdom System in Sierra Leone,” and “Human Rights and Peacebuilding,” in the Encyclopedia of Human Rights published by Oxford University Press.

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