Making Contact

Making Contact – The Struggle for Libya’s Future

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Libyans overthrew hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi last October, but the country remains chaotic. Armed militias once allied with the US and NATO now attack government offices and engage in extortion rackets. While the west proclaimed a great victory for so-called “humanitarian military intervention,” the Libyan aftermath is far more sobering. On this edition, independent producer Reese Erlich brings us a special report from Libya.

Featuring: Ibrahim el Mayet*, Libya Progress Association leader; *Master Sergeant Hamid Hijazzi,* Benghazi Air Force officers spokesperson; *Elhabib Alamin*, poet & Ministry of Culture official*; Abdul Azzuz*, translator; *Ahmed Alkoshli,* Minister of Economy; *Khalifa Sahli*, Zawiya Oil refinery operations manager; *Ibrahim Ali*, Libyan Transparency Association chair; *Ibrahim Layas*, MedcoEnergi Oil and Gas official; *Ahmed Ali*, grocery store owner; *Guma Assaiti*, pro-Federalist political group leader; *Fathiya Steita*, retired English professor; *Nadia Nour Mohammad, Abdul Wahab, Mohammad Riad*, protestors.

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Feb 17th

Libyan Herald

Al Jazeera Libyan Live Blog

Libyan S.O.S.

Voices 4 Libya

Libyan High National Election Commission

The Libyan Interim National Council

Elhabib Alamin

Reese Erlich

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