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Monday, March 7, 2005

  • Il Manifesto Founder on Sgrena Shooting: This Was an Attack on Unembedded Journalism

    Sgrenag

    U.S. soldiers in Iraq shot at the car of Italian journalist–Giuliana Sgrena–killing the Italian intelligence agent who helped free her and wounding three others. Sgrena had just been released after a month in captivity by the Iraqi resistance. We go to Italy to speak with Luciana Castellina, a leading public intellectual and one the founders of Giuliana Sgrena’s newspaper–Il Manifesto. [includes rush transcript]

  • Hezbollah Warns Against Withdrawal of Syrian Troops From Lebanon

    Syriantroops

    As the the presidents of Syria and Lebanon meet to approve a withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon, Hezbollah calls for mass protests and warns of mayhem if Syrian troops leave. We speak with Lebanese activist Afami Kaddour about the current situation in Lebanon. [includes rush transcript]

  • Trial of Irish Peace Activists Opposed to U.S. Military Use of Shannon Airport Begins in Dublin

    Shannondemo

    The trial of five peace activists began Monday in Dublin, Ireland. The five were arrested on February 3rd, 2003 on charges stemming from an action at Shannon Airport–a civilian airport that has been transformed into a pit stop for the U.S military. They face up to 10 years in prison. We go to Dublin to speak with Ciaron O’Reilly, one of the activists on trial and Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. [includes rush transcript]

  • Remembering Bloody Sunday: Thousands Mark 40th Anniversary of Selma Voting Rights March

    Selmabloodysunday

    Today is the fortieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday–the historic voting rights march in Selma, Alabama when used billy clubs, tears gas and cattle prods to stop some 600 black marchers from reaching Montgomery in a bid for voting rights. We go to Selma, Alabama to speak with Joanne Bland, of the National Voting Rights Museum who attended the march 40 years ago. [includes rush transcript]