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Thursday, December 27, 2001

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  • Afghan Journey: En Route to Kandahar

    We continue our Afghan Journey this morning with award-winning filmmaker, Jon Alpert, his video crew, and MasudaSultan, a young woman who is returning to her native Kandahar for the first time since the United States beganbombing on October 7. We spoke to them yesterday, as they were returning from a refugee camp in the border town ofChaman. Since then, they have had quite a journey. We speak to them now as they approach the outskirts of Kandahar,where they will visit with some of the surviving members of Masouda Sultan’s extended family.

  • An International Delegation of 90 Peace Activists Are Assaulted By Israeli Soldiers As Theytry to Cross the Border Into Gaza

    Dozens of international civilians traveling on a solidarity visit to Gaza yesterday were assaulted by the Israelimilitary as they attempted to cross the border between Israel and Palestine. The group, which was part of a largerInternational Solidarity Movement delegation, had been walking peacefully from one side of the checkpoint to theother, when soldiers guarding the post forcibly stopped them. With little warning, they began firing shots into theair and then descended upon the group, punching the men and body-slamming the women. At least one woman was latertaken to the hospital. Members of the group were then dragged and forcefully thrown onto their tour bus. Two Frenchcivilians were detained.

  • The Arab League Faces Eviction From Its New York Headquarters

    The 22-member League of Arab States is being threatened with illegal eviction from the Manhattan offices it hasoccupied for the last 30 years.

  • Mother Courage: Imagining Peace, Excerpts

    After publicly criticizing the use of military tribunals, the actor Danny Glover has become one of the latest victimsof the war on free speech.