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Thursday, March 16, 2006

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  • Israeli Raid on Palestinian Prison Ignites Crisis in Occupied Territories


    Violence continued in the Occupied Territories on Thursday, two days after the Israeli military raided the main prison in the West Bank city of Jericho, seizing five Palestinians accused of assassinating former Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the raid "an unforgivable crime" and a humiliation to the Palestinian people. We speak with University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor Naseer Aruri. [includes rush transcript]

  • People Across the Globe Stage Readings of Rachel Corrie’s Words on Third Anniversary of Her Death


    American peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer three years ago today. To celebrate her life, people around the world are staging readings of her words. We hear some of the organizers from New York, Bethlehem, London, Amman and more. [includes rush transcript]

  • Crackdown: Venezuelan Prof. Visited by Feds in Pomona, Bolivian Prof. Denied U.S. Entry Visa


    We look at two cases of U.S. government crackdown on university professors: A prominent Bolivian scholar who was recently barred from entering the U.S. while a Venezuelan-born professor comes under the watch of federal agents in California. [includes rush transcript]

  • Janitors Strike at the University of Miami to Gain Living Wage and Health Benefits


    Nearly 200 janitors working for the UNICCO Service Company are on strike at the University of Miami. The non-unionized janitors–who are mostly Haitian and Cuban immigrants — earn as little as $6.40 an hour and are not provided with health insurance. We speak with one of the janitors and host a debate between a UNICCO spokesperson and a director at the Service Employees International Union. [includes rush transcript]