Monday, March 12, 2007

  • Hugo Chavez to George W. Bush: Gringo Go Home


    As President Bush tours Latin America, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke before tens of thousands at an anti-imperialist rally in Argentina on Friday. We broadcast excerpts of Chavez’s stinging attack on Bush, who was in Uruguay, just 30 miles away across the River Plate. [includes rush transcript]

  • President Bush v. Hugo Chavez: A Discussion on the State of Politics in Latin America


    We continue our look at President Bush’s five-nation tour of Latin America with Greg Grandin and Steven Ellner. Grandin is a professor of Latin American history at New York University and author of the book "Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism." Ellner has taught political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela since 1977. He is the author of the forthcoming book, "Venezuela: Hugo Chavez and the Decline of an Exceptional Democracy." [includes rush transcript]

  • 23 Arrested at Port of Tacoma in Protest to Stop Shipment of Stryker Armored Vehicles to Iraq


    In Tacoma, Washington, peace activists are continuing campaign to prevent the military from shipping 300 Stryker armored vehicles to Iraq. On Sunday, 23 protesters were arrested, including T.J. Johnson, who serves in the City Council of Olympia. He just got out of jail and joins us on the phone. [includes rush transcript]

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