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  • A Day Without the Pentagon

    Activists across the country will be marking A Day Without the Pentagon with rallies and protests at major military contractors, recruiters in high schools, universities with military contracts, and war monuments. Sponsored by the pacifist group the War Resister’s League, organizers hope to highlight the continued militarization of American society despite the end of the Cold War.

  • The Media and Palestine

    We are joined today by Palestinian-American journalist Daoud Kuttab. He heads the Institute for Modern Media at Al-Quds University based in Ramallah. He’s been active around many issues in Israel and the occupied West Bank, and has reported extensively for the Pacifica Network News. Democracy Now! listeners may remember Daoud Kuttab from several months ago when an international campaign was launched on his behalf after he was arrested by the Palestinian Authority. He was kept in detention for seven days because he was broadcasting the proceedings of the Palestinian legislature which were then sharply critical of Palestine Authority President Yasir Arafat.