Tuesday, October 11, 2005

  • Did Mohamed ElBaradei and the IAEA Deserve to Win the Nobel Peace Prize?


    World leaders are hailing the International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief Mohamed ElBaradei for their efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But a number of environmental groups and activists are asserting that the IAEA has actually heightened the threat of nuclear war by promoting nuclear power. We host a debate between former Clinton official Nancy Soderberg and British writer George Monbiot. [includes rush transcript]

  • Texan Environmental Activist Diane Wilson: Why I Refuse to go Jail


    Three years ago Wilson was arrested for committing civil disobediance at a Dow Chemical plant to protest the company’s connection to the Bhopal chemical disaster. She’s now refusing to go to prison until former Union Carbide CEO Warren Andersen is jailed for his role in Bhopal. [includes rush transcript]

  • Devastated by Mudslides, Guatemalan Villagers Refuse Military Aid Remembering 1990 Army Massacre


    The death toll in Central America following Hurricane Stan is still climbing after torrential rains caused deadly floods and mudslides. We go to Guatamala City to speak with Paul Menchu, brother of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchu Tum. [includes rush transcript]

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