One of the most interesting sites with updates and backgrounds on the revolts in the Arab world is Jadaliyya.com. Today they published their first interview conducted by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat with one of the leaders of the Libyan uprising: Ali Ahmida.
In this interview, Ali Ahmida (bio here) discusses how the recent civilian revolt began as a reformist movement and quickly transformed into a revolutionary one demanding regime change. Ahmida also places the opposition forces in their geo-political context in light of Libya’s legacy of post-colonial state building. Ahmida concludes by exploring the three possible scenarios in the next phase of Libya’s revolt. Please excuse the low quality audio at the outset of Ali Ahmida’s comments.
You can watch the interview HERE.