Tuesday, September 7, 2004

  • Putin Slams Call for Chechen Talks As Funerals Fill Beslan Streets


    On the second day of national mourning in Russia, President Putin attacked those calling for Russia to enter talks with Chechen separatists and rejected a public inquiry into events that led to 335 people being killed. We go to Beslan to speak with the Christian Science Monitor’s Scott Peterson and Moscow to speak with Mary Dejevsky of the Independent (UK) who was one of the people invited to the special conference of journalists and academics who met with President Putin last night. [includes rush transcript]

  • Winning the Fight Against Imperialism: Cornel West on Democracy, Authoritarianism and Iraq


    Professor, culture critic, and social justice advocate Cornel West joins us in our studio to talk about the presidential race, the war in Iraq, the religious right, social change and much more. Author of numerous books on philosophy, race and sociology, West’s latest book is Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism. [includes rush transcript]

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