Friday, March 10, 2006

  • Former Labour MP Tony Benn on how Britain Secretly Helped Israel Build Its Nuclear Arsenal


    We have an extended conversation with Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most distinguished politicians and the longest serving MP in the history of the Labour party. Benn discusses the new revelations the British government helped Israel build the atom bomb. Benn also speaks about U.S. and U.K. relations, extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo Bay, torture, religion, and the state of the media. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Next Gulf: London, Washington & the Oil Conflict in Nigeria


    In recent months, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta — MEND — has intensified its conflict with the Nigerian government and its largest commercial partner, the oil giant Shell. Government forces have bombarded villages and oil rigs in its attacks on MEND’s ethnic Ijaw rebels. We speak with James Marriot, author of "The Next Gulf." [includes rush transcript]

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