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John Liebhardt · February, 2011

I am a Librarian at an academic library in the United States.

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Latest posts by John Liebhardt from February, 2011

28 February 2011

Libya: “The only thing we want is our freedom” (Audio)

Sunday, February 27 brought another day of bloodshed in Libya, as an uprising against Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi's 40-year rule continued into the 11th day. Phone calls with Libyans that...

26 February 2011

Yemen: “I beg you to help us NOW”

While much of Yemen protested peacefully, the country's military used tear gas and fired live weapons on protesters in the sea port of Aden. President Ali Abdullah Saleh said the...

25 February 2011

Libya: “They Were Shooting Us Randomly” (Videos)

As each day passes, it seems demonstrators and rebel military factions are coming closer to ousting the 40-year regime of Colonel Muammer Al Gaddafi. Like other days, however, Friday bore...

Yemen: “Our blood is not cheap” (Videos)

Tens of thousands of protesters across Yemen rallied for and against President Ali Abdullah Saleh after Friday prayers. Two protesters were shot dead in Yemen's second-largest city Aden on Friday,...

24 February 2011

Libya: “The Point of No Return”

The last gasps of Muammar Al Gaddafi could be counted in hours. But after the Libyan leader recently threatened to kill protesters and members of the military defying his regime,...

Yemen: At the Boiling Point? (Video)

President Saleh of Yemen has begun offering concessions to opposition protesters, ordering security forces to protect demonstrators. But most people don't appear ready to take the ruler at his word....

23 February 2011

Libya: Feeling the Iron Fist in Tripoli (Videos)

What is happening in Tripoli? Afraid of levels of violence Muammar Al Gaddafi will inflict on the city while clinging to power, Libyans -- and the rest of the world...

22 February 2011

Yemen: Bullets, Screams and Sirens (Video)

Breaking reports from Yemen's capital Sanaa claim that at least one university student has been killed and many others wounded in late-night fights with pro-government forces.

Yemen: Walking the Walk, One More Protester Dies (Videos)

A teenager was shot and killed in Aden, Yemen on Monday, February 21, 2011 as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in four separate cities on the 11th day of...

21 February 2011

Libya: Death Before Liberty (Videos)

Since the uprising against the rule of Libya's Muammar Al Gaddafi, a dedicated group of people have been sending their videos and photos to the outside world so we can...

Voices from Libya: “It's a massacre” (Audio)

The online group feb17voices has begun interviewing and collecting audio testimonies of people throughout Libya. What they've created is a very personal and immediate perspective of the protests and how...

Libya: “Tonight is the night. TONIGHT.”

Events in Libya can no longer be termed just anti-government protests. Fighting with anything from heavy weapons to clubs and sticks has broken out throughout certain cities between defecting members...

20 February 2011

Algeria: Protesters Hurt as Police Try to Halt Demonstration

Algeria's government attempted to stave off a second large demonstration at May 1 Square on Saturday, February 19. A large police presence kept downtown Algiers open, but several protesters were...

19 February 2011

Yemen: Another Life Claimed on Eighth Day of Protests

Protests in Yemen against President Ali Abdullah Saleh entered into an eighth day on Saturday with more demonstrations throughout much of the country. Clashes between protesters and the military seem...

Libya: Benghazi Rises Against Gaddafi (Updated)

News organizations and people on the ground have reported that Libya's army have shot at demonstrators in Benghazi protesting against the 42-year-rule of Muammar Al Gaddafi. Located 1,400km east of...

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