Thursday, June 8, 2006

  • Will Al-Zarqawi’s Death Fuel the Insurgency or Diminish It?

    Zarqawi

    U.S. and Iraqi officials have announced Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in a U.S.-Iraqi raid in Iraq on Wednesday. We speak with Robert Fisk, chief Middle East correspondent of the London Independent and Loretta Napoleoni, author of "Insurgent Iraq: Al Zarqawi and the New Generation." [includes rush transcript]

  • Army Lieutenant Becomes First Commissioned Officer to Refuse Deployment to Iraq

    Watada

    For the first time since the start of the war, a commissioned officer is refusing deployment to fight in Iraq. On Wednesday U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Ehren Watada announced his intention to disobey what he says are illegal orders to deploy to Iraq. We speak with 1st Lieutenant Watada and his lawyer, Legrand Jones. [includes rush transcript]

  • Holy Outlaw: Lifelong Peace Activist Father Daniel Berrigan Turns 85

    Berrigan

    We speak with Father Daniel Berrigan, one of the country’s leading peace activists of the past half-century. Hundreds of people are gathering in New York this weekend to celebrate his 85th birthday. We discuss his life as a Jesuit priest, poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he calls "American military imperialism." [includes rush transcript]

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