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Instead Of Reading This Blog, Go And Read About Events In Libya—The Work Of Freedom Is Up To Each Of Us

Instead of reading this blog, go and read about events in Libya.

After many years of brutal dictatorship, it seems hopeful that Muammar el-Qaddafi (Above) is on the way out.

Though, as I write this post, the battle is not yet over.

Here is live blogging of events in Libya from the BBC.

The excellent Global Voices has reports from Libyan bloggers and a live Twitter feed from Libya.

Global Voices has reports from people all over the world who are working for freedom from repression.

Here is a history and some demographic facts about Libya from the BBC. 

Here are links to a number of articles about North African politics from The Economist.

Events in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan and Libya have led the global news for months now.

It is up to each of us to learn about the world.

It is an open question if the events in this part of the world will lead to freedom, or only to dictatorships or repression of a different kind.

Given the brave sacrifices made by so many in Libya, Syria, and other places in recent weeks, the least we can do is understand what is taking place.

An additional form of respect for the courage we have seen in North Africa, would be for each of us to take part in politics here in the United States, or wherever it is you are as you read this blog.

As we have seen globally in 2011, the work of freedom is up to each of us.

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