Friday, November 3, 2006

  • One Day After Surrender, AWOL Iraq War Resister Flees Again; Says Military Reneged on Deal to Turn Himself In


    An Iraq war resister who fled to Canada rather than return to the battlefield has gone into hiding again, a day after turning himself in to the military. Army Private Kyle Snyder says he had a deal with the military that he would be discharged once he turned himself in. Instead, military officials ordered him back to his original unit where his outcome would be decided. Kyle Snyder joins us from Kentucky. We are also joined by his attorney, Jim Fennerty. [includes rush transcript]

  • Update From Oaxaca: Standoff Intensifies as Police Raid State University


    In Mexico, federal police dressed in riot gear stormed the state university in Oaxaca on Thursday where protesters had set up headquarters. It marked the most intense fighting since Mexican President Vicente Fox ordered thousands of federal police into the city to crush the popular uprising. We go to Oaxaca to speak with independent journalist John Gibler. [includes rush transcript]

  • South Dakota Votes on Most Restrictive Abortion Law in Country: A Debate


    On Election Day, voters in South Dakota will be asked to consider implementing the most restrictive abortion law in the country. A law passed earlier this year made it a felony for health providers to perform abortions–even in cases of rape or incest–unless the procedure is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. But pro-choice advocates managed to block the state from enacting the law. They collected about 38,000 signatures to force a statewide referendum. We go to South Dakota and neighboring Minneapolis to hear from both sides of the debate. [includes rush transcript]