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Making Contact - The Struggle for Libya’s Future - July 27, 2012 at 1:00pm

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Making Contact - The Struggle for Libya’s Future

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.

For More Information:

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

Articles, Reports:

In Libya, Western-backed militias fuel poetics, politics

Review of Vijay Prashad’s book “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter”

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Truly horrific revisionist

Truly horrific revisionist coverage of 'Southern Mistral',the Nato bombing operation to recolonize Libya, by the practiced apologist Erlich and his stooges or collaborators. While 'hated' describes Gaddafi w/ respect to the rulers of the imperialist powers he helped wrest his people's freedom from 44 years ago, the dismal phone response, like the heroic resistance of the the Libyan people over the better part of a year--or rather a quarter century--suggests 'loved' is the truer adjective and the KPFA audience is wise to that big lie, drummed into us by Hollywood's Michael Fox fleeing 'Libyan hit squads' in Back to the Future, while White House spokesman Kalb had to resign in shame after pushing that story (and while Pic Botha and the S. Africans were given the heads up not to fly on Pan Am 103 targeted along w/ Gaddafi by the West's Operation Trojan.

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