Friday, July 28, 2006

  • NATIONAL EXCLUSIVE: Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrallah Talks With Former US Diplomats on Israel, Prisoners and Hezbollah’s Founding


    The US government considers Hezbollah a terrorist organization, but several former US diplomats sat down with the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, in Lebanon earlier this year. In a US national exclusive, we play excerpts of the interview, and speak to former US Ambassador and White House Terrorism Task Force Director Edward Peck, who took part in the meeting. [includes rush transcript]

  • After 2+ Years in Prison, Hunger Striking Former Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune is Freed


    After more than two years in prison and a fifteen month hunger-strike, former Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune was freed Thursday. The most high profile political prisoner detained by the U.S.-backed interim government in Haiti, Neptune was jailed shortly after the 2004 coup that ousted Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. He was never charged with a crime. [includes rush transcript]

  • Chicago Approves Living Wage Over Objections of Mayor, Wal Mart


    The Chicago City Council has approved a measure requiring large retailers to pay employees a living wage — making Chicago the largest city with such a rule. The vote passed over the strong lobbying of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and the retail giant Wal-Mart. We speak to a community organizer and a Chicago city Alderman who backed the campaign. [includes rush transcript]

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