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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

  • Jewish Settlers Receive Hundreds of Thousands in Compensation for Leaving Gaza While Palestinians Working for Them Get Nothing

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    As Israel’s disengagement from Gaza enters Day 2, we go to Gaza City to speak with leading Israeli journalist Amira Hass. A majority of the Jewish settlers have accepted a compensation package–in between $150,000 to $400,000–from the Israeli government in return for leaving Gaza. Hass reports that the thousands of Palestinians working for the settlers are receiving nothing. [includes rush transcript]

  • Voices in the Wilderness Ordered to Pay $20K for Bringing Aid to Iraq

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    A federal judge has ordered the human rights group Voices in the Wilderness to pay $20,000 for violating the sanctions against Iraq. A decade ago, Voices in the Wilderness began openly violating the sanctions, bringing in symbolic amounts of medical, educational and humanitarian aid to Iraq on a regular basis. We speak with the group’s founder, Kathy Kelly. [includes rush transcript]

  • Groups Launch "People’s Petition for an Iraq Peace Plan"

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    Anti-war groups in the United States are announcing a campaign today to build support for a peaceful exit strategy from Iraq. We speak with the primary author of the "People’s Petition for an Iraq Peace Plan," longtime activist Tom Hayden. [includes rush transcript]

  • Media Giant John H. Johnson Paved the Way for Black-Owned Press

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    On Monday, thousands mourned the death of publishing and entrepreneurial pioneer John H. Johnson. He founded Ebony and Jet magazines and seared the image of the brutalized Emmett Till into the nation’s consciousness. We speak with the editor of the Chicago Defender, the nation’s only black daily newspaper. [includes rush transcript]