Wednesday, November 30, 2005

  • A Conversation with Death Row Prisoner Stanley Tookie Williams from his San Quentin Cell


    In a half-hour interview, death row prisoner Stanley Tookie Williams speaks from his cell in San Quentin about his case, his life and his redemption. He helped start the Crips street gang–his greatest regret–but behind bars he has become a leading advocate for the end of gang violence. He has written nine books and has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is scheduled to die on Dec. 13 unless Governor Schwarzenegger grants him clemency. Actions are planned across the world today in what has been described as International Save Tookie Day. [includes rush transcript]

  • Video Broadcast of Kidnapped Members of Christian Peacemaker Teams that Helped Expose Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse Scandal


    The Christian Peacemaker Teams has confirmed that four peace activists working with the group were kidnapped in Baghdad on Saturday. A videotape showing the four men was broadcast on al Jazeera. CPT is a non-missionary organization that has been documenting the abuse of Iraqi detainees. We speak with Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh about CPT’s work in helping expose the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal and we go to Baghdad to speak with a member of the organization. [includes rush transcript]

  • 10 Years After the Arrest of U.S. Citizen Lori Berenson in Peru, her Father Mark Berenson Reads a Statement She Released from Prison


    Today marks the 10th anniversary of the arrest of U.S. citizen Lori Berenson in Peru. She was convicted in 1995 in Peru by hooded military judges of collaborating with the rebel group MRTA. After 10 years in prison, her father, Mark Berenson, reads a statement Lori released from her cell. She is scheduled to be released in 2015. [includes rush transcript]