The working-class history of Libya

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Racist attacks on migrant workers in Libya
ICFTU Online, 12 October 2000. The Brussels-based International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) has condemned attacks on migrant workers in Libya and has called on the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) to intervene with Colonel Gaddafi. The attacks were provoked by news portraying African migrants as being involved in drug-trafficking or dealing in alcohol.
Niger Citizens In Libya May Soon Get Special Cards
Panafrican News Agency, 7 December 2000. The international press exaggerated the confrontation between young Libyans and immigrant workers from sub-Saharan African countries which led to many death in Libya in September. Allegations that that the crisis had racist or xenophobic connotation, although over 1.4 of Libya's 5 million population are black.
Tripoli Still A Favourite Destination For African Migrant Workers
By Paul Ejime, PANA, 7 March 2001. Relations between immigrant workers and their hosts had returned to normal. Economic hardship drives immigration of illegal casual workers. Primary Egyptian and Sudanese, with the rest from West Africa.