Wednesday, June 8, 2005

  • Salih Booker on Africa Debt: The Poorest Regions in the World Have Subsidized the Richest

    Africasatellite

    President Bush refused to meet British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s request to double aid to African nations. Instead, the two leaders announced a U.S. aid package of $674 million dollars from funds previously appropriated by Congress. We speak with Salih Booker of Africa Action. [includes rush transcript]

  • French Journalist Describes Mistreatment by U.S. Forces During Siege of Fallujah

    Deniaug

    French TV journalist Grégoire Deniau describes his ordeal in U.S. custody in Iraq. He was detained for a day during the siege of Fallujah in April 2004. He says despite showing his passport and French press ID, U.S. soldiers forced him to kneel for hours, gaffer-taped a hood over his face and hurled insults at him, calling him a dog and accused him, as a Frenchmen, of being pro-Arab. Deniau says he was released late at night, in the middle of the desert and was warned by the soldiers that US forces shoot everything that moves. [includes rush transcript]

  • French Reporter Kidnapped by Iraqi Resistance For 4 Months Says Bush Brought Al Qaeda to Iraq

    Chesnotc

    We speak with French reporter Christian Chesnot of Radio France who was kidnapped–along with reporter Georges Malbrunot of the Daily Figaro–by the Iraqi resistance. They were held for four months, from August to December 21st 2004. [includes rush transcript]

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