Friday, December 22, 2006

  • Zapatistas Call For International Day of Protest in Solidarity With Oaxaca


    Democracy Now! producer Elizabeth Press is in Oaxaca, Mexico covering the popular uprising against state governor Ulises Ruiz. She files this report on the eve of world-wide protests for Oaxaca solidarity. [includes rush transcript]

  • Massacre in Haditha: Eight Marines Charged With Killing 24 Iraqis


    The victims were asleep the night of November 20th, 2005 when Marines burst into their homes and shot them dead. The military initially claimed 15 civilians had died in a roadside blast caused by insurgents. Human rights activists have described the killings in Haditha as perhaps the worst case of deliberate killing of Iraqi civilians by US service members since the war began. [includes rush transcript]

  • Survivor of Congenital Arteriovenous Malformation Speaks About Sen. Tim Johnson’s Illness and Her Own Recovery


    Donna Cappella suffered AVM a year and a half ago. She is the former business manager here at Downtown Community Television. Donna talks about how she had to re-learn how to walk, speak, read and see. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Nation’s UN Correspondent Ian Williams on the Legacy of Kofi Annan and the Future of the UN Under Ban Ki-Moon


    At the United Nations, the South Korean diplomat Ban Ki-Moon is preparing to become the next Secretary General replacing Kofi Annan who has served since 1996. Ban Ki-Moon officially assumes the role on January 1. Ban Ki-Moon will become the first Asian to lead the world body in 35 years. In his last weeks in office, Kofi Annan has repeatedly criticized the Bush administration"s foreign policy and the invasion of Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • "Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776"


    To mark the start of the holiday season, Ian Williams talks about his new book on the history of rum. He writes about how rum and revolution have been associated together for centuries. Rum is "the global spirit with its warm beating heart in the Caribbean," the one factor that is shared by all the cultures of the region, and drunk by the descendants of those who were enslaved to produce it. [includes rush transcript]