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Thursday, June 15, 2006

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  • Sexually Harassed Soldier is Arrested After Refusing to Redeploy to Iraq

    Swiftweb

    Police in Eugene, Oregon have arrested 21-year-old Army Specialist Suzanne Swift for refusing to return to fight in Iraq. Swift served in Iraq for a year but decided she could not return and went AWOL. Not only did she feel the war lacked purpose, Swift said her superiors repeatedly sexually harassed her while serving in Iraq. We speak with her mother, Sara Rich. [includes rush transcript]

  • Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No To Iraq

    Lauferbook

    We speak with Peter Laufer, a Vietnam war resister and author of the new book, "Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq." The book profiles a number of soldiers who refuse to participate in what they believe to be an illegal and immoral war. [includes rush transcript]

  • Mexican Police Accused of Killing 11 Striking Teachers in Oaxaca

    Oaxaca6.15.06

    Thousands of state security forces have raided the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca to break up a peaceful teachers strike. Witnesses say eleven people were killed, including two children. The state government denies the allegations. We speak to a teacher taking part in the strike. [includes rush transcript]

  • In Iraq, Three Groups Struggle For Control Over Oil-Rich Kirkuk

    Kirkukmap

    Kurds, Turkmen and Arabs are competing for control over Kirkuk, Iraq’s third largest city. Turkey recently sent thousands of troops to its border with Iraqi Kurdistan, amassing what is the largest buildup of Turkish soldiers along the Iraq border since 1999. We speak with John Tirman, Executive Director of MIT’s Center for International Studies. [includes rush transcript]