Libyan forces ‘capture Gaddafi’

Commanders for Libya’s transitional authorities say they have captured former Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. The news came after transitional forces claimed control of Sirte, Col Gaddafi’s birthplace. There was no independent confirmation of his capture. Col Gaddafi came to power in Libya in 1969. He was toppled in an uprising that began in February.

The International Criminal Court is seeking his arrest.“He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs,” National Transitional Council (NTC) official Abdel Majid told Reuters news agency. “He’s been taken away by ambulance.” AFP news agency quoted another NTC official, Mohamed Leith, as saying that Col Gaddafi had been captured in Sirte and was “seriously wounded” but still breathing.

Lawyers rip into state’s Walmart merger appeal

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – Oct 20 2011 12:41

The appeal for a review of the merger between United States retail giant Walmart and local company Massmart is unsubstantiated, the Competition Appeal Court in Cape Town heard on Thursday.  “We submit that the review application is factually unsubstantiated and legally misconceived,” said counsel for the merging firms. Continue reading Lawyers rip into state’s Walmart merger appeal

Victimized a Second Time: State-Sanctioned Forced Evictions of Haiti’s Displaced Earthquake Survivors

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by Bill Quigley and Lauren Carasik

How did the survivors of Haiti’s earthquake go from being the focus of an historic outpouring of solidarity and support in the days and weeks after the earthquake, to being victimized again – this time by human actions? Continue reading Victimized a Second Time: State-Sanctioned Forced Evictions of Haiti’s Displaced Earthquake Survivors