Monday, July 17, 2006

  • Israel Bombardment of Lebanon Enters Sixth Day, Hezbollah Strikes Haifa


    Israel’s bombardment of Lebanon has entered its sixth day and the Lebanese death toll has now topped 150: almost all of them civilians. Meanwhile, Hezbollah is continuing to fire rockets at northern Israel. On Sunday, a missile hit Haifa, Israel’s third largest city. The Israeli death toll since now stands at around 24. We go to Lebanon to get a report. [includes rush transcript]

  • Hezbollah, the United States and the Context Behind Israel’s Offensive on Lebanon


    As Israeli warplanes continue to bomb Lebanon and Hezbollah fires rockets into northern Israel we get context on the crisis with two analysts: As’ad AbuKhalil, a Lebanese professor of political science at California State University and Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times. [includes rush transcript]

  • Lopez Obrador Leads Over 1.1 Million Supporters in Mexico City to Call for Presidential Vote Recount


    In Mexico, over 1.1 million people rallied on Sunday in Mexico City to demand a full recount in the country’s contested presidential election. Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on the crowd to commit acts of peaceful civil resistance to force a recount. [includes rush transcript]

  • Putin Dismisses Bush’s Call For Russia to Follow Iraqi Model of "Democracy"


    Leaders of the world’s industrialized nations gathered for the annual G8 meeting in Moscow this weekend. On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Bush gave a joint news conference that highlighted their differences over Israel’s actions in Lebanon, the state of Russian democracy and Iraq. [includes rush transcript]