Friday, June 3, 2005

  • Top Journalist Killed in Lebanon, Opposition Calls For President to Quit

    Qasirs

    It is being called the highest profile assassination in Lebanon since the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Journalist Samir Qasir died after his car exploded. Now, calls are increasing for the country’s president to step down. We’ll speak for a colleague of Qasir’s, Hisham Melhem, correspondent for an Nahar newspaper. [includes rush transcript]

  • Indigenous Uprising: The Rebellion Grows in Bolivia

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    Rebellion is in the air in Latin America’s poorest country, Bolivia. For weeks, indigenous-led protests have rocked the country and have brought the government to a near shutdown. The protests began as demonstrations calling for nationalization of the country’s natural gas resources but that was just the spark for a much bigger war; a war over the rights of the country’s majority indigenous population. We go to Cochabamba for a report from human rights activist Jim Shultz of the Democracy Center. [includes rush transcript]

  • Famed Brazilian Artist Augusto Boal on the "Theater of the Oppressed"

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    We are joined in our studio by one of Latin America’s most famed dissident artists, Brazilian Augusto Boal. He reflects back on his life in exile and his use of theater as a tool of resistance. [includes rush transcript]