Wednesday, March 8, 2006

  • British Journalists Face Pressure from Police After Revelations on Menezes Shooting

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    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is visiting Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday. The two leaders are expected to discuss the shooting of Brazilian native Jean Charles de Menezes in London last summer. Menezes was shot dead by British police in a London subway station one day after an attempted bomb attack on the British subway system in July. We speak with Deborah Turness, editor of British channel ITV News, about the circumstances surrounding the shooting and the investigations. [includes rush transcript]

  • Legendary Actor Vanessa Redgrave Calls Cancellation of Rachel Corrie Play an "Act of Catastrophic Cowardice"

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    A New York theater company is coming under criticism for backing out of an agreement to stage a play based on the life of U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie. The play’s producers are calling the decision censorship. Corrie was killed in Gaza nearly three years ago when she stood in front of an Israeli bulldozer set to demolish a Palestinian home. We speak with actor and activist Vanessa Redgrave. [includes rush transcript]

  • Women’s Voices From Africa: A Conversation with Margaret Busby

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    Today is International Women’s Day. Millions are marking the day around the world celebrating advances made by women over the past year, but also calling for greater equality and an end to war. We speak with Margaret Busby, editor of "Daughters of Africa," about women’s voices that oftentimes go unheard. [includes rush transcript]