Author: Clay Claiborne

Clay Claiborne is a writer and filmmaker in Venice, California. He publishes the blog Linux Beach and produced Vietnam: American Holocaust. He has been a social justice activist and a Marxist since the late 1960s. He currently works as a Linux systems administrator.


Libya under Gaddafi


A CNN report last November about slave auctions in present-day Libya shocked the world.1 The existence of these slave auctions was widely treated as a new development in the country and a result of the chaos that resulted from the NATO-supported overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. In truth, however, what CNN discovered is but a surviving remnant of Gaddafi’s regime—the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya—a police state with systematic racism and abuse both of Libyans of sub-Saharan African descent and of sub-Saharan African migrants.