Tuesday, April 25, 2006

  • Nepal King Agrees to Reinstate Parliament Amidst Massive Pro-Democracy Protests

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    In Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people have filled the streets of Katmandu to celebrate King Gyanendra’s decision to reinstate the country’s parliament. The king’s announcement came after weeks of protests and strikes that have crippled the country. We speak with Ashok Gurung of New School University and we go to Katmandu to speak with Narayan Wagle of Kantipur, the largest daily newspaper in Nepal. [includes rush transcript]

  • Antonia Juhasz on The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time

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    We speak with Antonia Juhasz about her new book, "The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time." The book tracks the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq’s economy and oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Peace Patriots: New Film Documents Dissent in a Time of War

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    A newly-released film takes a look at dissent in America during a time of war. "The Peace Patriots" follows the activities of anti-war activists before and after the Iraq invasion. We play an excerpt of the film and speak with the film’s director. [includes rush transcript]

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