Monday, November 13, 2006

  • U.S. Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Israeli Attack on Gaza, Arab League Lifts Financial Blockade


    The United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s recent attack on the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun that killed at least 19 Palestinian civilians and left dozens wounded. In response, the Arab League announced it would lift the financial blockade on the Palestinians in defiance of the U.S. We go to Ramallah to speak with Diana Butto, the former legal adviser to the PLO. [includes rush transcript]

  • Darfur Diaries: Filmmakers Return From Sudan to Bring Stories of Oppression and Survival


    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour on Friday called for the disarming of government-backed militias in Darfur. We speak with three young filmmakers about their journey into Darfur where they interviewed refugees living in camps in the harshest of conditions and produced the documentary, "Darfur Diaries." [includes rush transcript]

  • Amy Goodman Recounts the East Timor Massacre 15 Years Ago


    This weekend marked the 15th anniversary of the massacre at the Santa Cruz cemetery in East Timor. On November 12th, 1991, Indonesian troops opened fire on a crowd of several thousand unarmed Timorese civilians gathered in Dili. At least 271 people were killed. Journalists Amy Goodman and Allan Nairn witnessed and survived the massacre. We play an excerpt of their award-winning documentary, "Massacre: The Story of East Timor." [includes rush transcript]

  • 15 Years After East Timor Massacre, Calls for Accountability Continue


    On the fifteenth anniversary of the massacre of over 270 East Timorese civilians by the Indonesian military, calls for justice and accountability continue for its victims and their families. We speak with John Miller, the National Coordinator of the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network, and Shirley Shackleton, Indonesian soldiers killed her husband Greg and his Australian-based TV crew in the lead up to the 1975 invasion. [includes rush transcript]

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