Thursday, December 28, 2006

  • Conflict in Somalia: Islamic Courts Abandon Mogadishu as UN Warns of Humanitarian Crisis


    Hundreds of people are feared dead as fighting between Ethiopian forces backing Somalia’s government and militias loyal to the Union of Islamic Courts intensifies. Islamic fighters have abandoned their stronghold in the capital Mogadishu as the UN is warning of an impending humanitarian crisis. Who are the key players in this conflict? What is the US role? We host a roundtable discussion with three Somalia experts. [rush transcript included]

  • Angela Davis Speaks Out on Prisons and Human Rights Abuses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina


    Scholar and former prisoner Angela Davis was in New Orleans this month to speak out against human rights violations and demand amnesty for those imprisoned during Hurricane Katrina. We hear from her keynote address at the event "Amnesty for Prisoners of Katrina: A Weekend of Reconciliation and Respect for Human Rights." [rush transcript included]