Tuesday, November 6, 2007

  • Guatemala’s Indigenous Countryside Drives Election Victory over Atrocity-Linked General

    Colomweb

    In an upset victory, Álvaro Colom, who ran on an anti-poverty platform, beat the hard-line retired General Otto Pérez Molina with close to 53 percent of the vote. We get reaction from Guatemalan-American writer Francisco Goldman. His new book, "The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?" implicates the defeated Pérez Molina in the 1998 murder of beloved Guatemalan human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi. [includes rush transcript]

  • Thousands Arrested in Pakistan Defying Musharraf’s Crackdown

    Mushareffweb

    Thousands of lawyers, human rights activists and journalists were tear-gassed, beaten and arrested Monday for protesting what they describe as nothing short of martial law. We go to Pakistan to speak with journalist Farzana Fiaz. [includes rush transcript]

  • New PBS Documentary Gives Voice to Victims of U.S. "Extraordinary Rendition"

    Greyweb

    As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to vote today on the nomination of retired judge Michael Mukasey to be attorney general, a new PBS documentary features interviews with victims of extraordinary rendition speaking for the first time on U.S. television. We speak to investigative journalist Stephen Grey. [includes rush transcript]