Monday, November 27, 2006

  • Tom Hayden: Documents Reveal Secret Talks Between U.S. and Armed Iraqi Resistance

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    Former California state senator Tom Hayden is reporting that U.S. officials have secretly been involved in direct contacts with the Sunni armed resistance to explore a ceasefire in Iraq and even the possible replacement of the Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government with an interim one.[includes rush transcript]

  • Anatomy of a Civil War: Writer Nir Rosen on Iraq’s Descent Into Chaos

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    Freelance journalist and author Nir Rosen joins us to discuss the latest developments in Iraq and the Middle East. Rosen says, "[The U.S.] destroyed Iraq. There was no civil war in Iraq until we got there and took certain steps to pit Sunni against Shia. We need to know that we are responsible."[includes rush transcript]

  • Hundreds Face Eviction in New Orleans

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    Over 100 families living in an apartment complex in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans are facing eviction. Tenants in the complex recently received notices telling them they had to vacate the premises because the new owners of the building were planning massive renovations. We go to New Orleans to speak with Malik Rahim on the Common Ground collective.[rush transcript included]

  • Police Detain 160 Uprising Leaders in Oaxaca, Tens of Thousands Protest Governor Ruiz

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    In the Mexican state of Oaxaca, the police have detained at least 160 members of APPO, the Popular Assembly of the Peoples’ of Oaxaca. On Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters marched in Oaxaca to call on the state’s governor, Ulises Ruiz., to resign. We go to Oaxaca to get a report.[includes rush transcript]

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