Monday, March 22, 2004

  • "Opening the Gates of Hell"–Israel Assassinates Hamas Leader Yassin


    Israeli forces assassinated Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, as he was returning from a mosque in Gaza City. Tens of thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in response. We go to Palestine and Israel to hear from Dr. Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative and Neve Gordon of Ben Gurion University. [includes transcript]

  • Millions Across the World Protest On Anniversary of Iraq War


    From Sydney to San Francisco, Tokyo to Santiago, New York, Madrid, London and Rome, millions take to the streets to mark the first anniversary of the Iraq war. We hear the sounds and voices from cities across the globe. [includes transcript]

  • The Peace Candidate: Kucinich Vows to Stay in Race


    Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich explains why is staying in the race for his party’s nomination. He talks about the continuing war in Iraq, the 9-11 commission and Israel’s assasination of Sheik Ahmed Yassin in Gaza. [includes rush transcript]

  • Antiwar Voices: Father of Soldier Killed in Iraq and Aunt of War Resister Speak Out Against Iraq Invasion


    We speak with Fernando Suarez, whose son, Marine Lance Cpl Jesus Suarez, was one of the first U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq on March 27, 2003 and we hear a speech by Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia’s aunt Norma Castillo speaking at a demonstration at Fort Bragg this weekend. Mejia surrendered to U.S. military police last week after being on the run for five months for refusing to go back to Iraq to fight. [includes rush transcript]

  • U.S.-Backed Right Wing Candidate Wins in El Salvador


    U.S.-backed candidate Tony Saca won this weekend’s national elections in El Salvador, beating former guerilla leader Schafik Handal. We go to San Salvador for a report. [includes transcript]

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