Monday, October 1, 2007

  • Deadly Attack on Darfur Peacekeepers Leaves 10+ Dead, 50 Missing

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    Over a thousand armed rebels stormed an African Union base in Darfur on Sunday, killing at least 12 peacekeepers in the worst attack on the international force since they were deployed in 2004. More than 50 others are reportedly missing after the weekend raid. We speak with acclaimed Sudanese human rights lawyer and opposition member of Sudanese Parliament, Salih Mahmoud Osman. [includes rush transcript]

  • Unbowed: Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai on Climate Change, Wars for Resources, the Green Belt Movement and More

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    As President Bush convenes a special meeting on climate change, we speak to a woman who has been on the front lines of the popular struggle for the environment long before the current global warming crisis: Kenyan ecologist and Green Belt Movement founder, Wangari Maathai. "I would wish, especially with respect to climate change, that America would provide the leadership that is needed and not be the one that is falling behind," Maathai said. [includes rush transcript]

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