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Friday, March 11, 2005

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  • A Day of Mourning: Spain Marks Anniversary of March 11 Madrid Train Bombings

    Madridvigil

    Across Spain today, people are marking the first anniversary of the March 11 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people and left more than 1,800 wounded. We go to Madrid to speak with Democracy Now! correspondent, Maria Carrion. [includes rush transcript]

  • Juan Cole and Osama Siblani on Middle East Politics, U.S. Media Coverage of the Region, and the Arab American Landscape

    Colesiblani

    We broadcast from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor–home to the first antiwar teach-in forty years ago this month. Also, the region surrounded by Detroit and Dearborn is home to one of the largest Arab communities in this country.

    We spend the rest of the hour looking at issues surrounding the Middle East, both in terms of U.S. foreign policy as well as here at home and how Arab Americans and Arab immigrants have been affected by the Bush administration’s so-called war on terror. We speak with University of Michigan professor, Juan Cole and Osama Siblani, publisher and editor-in-chief of "The Arab American" newspaper. [includes rush transcript]

  • Arab American Publisher Says Bush Told Him in May 2000 He Planned to "Take Out" Iraq

    Bush-2000

    Osama Siblani, publisher of "The Arab American" newspaper, says George W Bush told him in May 2000–before he was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate–that he is going to "take out" Iraq and Saddam Hussein.