Tuesday, March 13, 2007

  • Harvest of Shame: Report Accuses Child Labor Abuses in Guatemala


    President Bush traveled to Guatemala on Monday and said free trade can spread opportunity, provide jobs, and help lift people out of poverty. But according to a new report, there is a food processing plant less than 10 miles from where Bush spoke where children as young as 13 years old are working under deplorable conditions. We speak with veteran anti-sweatshop activist Charles Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee about the report. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Endless War Memorial: Father of Slain Soldier Joins Times Square Protest to Read Names of Iraq War Dead


    As the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq approaches, a coalition of antiwar groups has created the Endless War Memorial in New York City. Hundreds have gathered in Times Square for a six-day reading thousands of names of the war dead in Iraq, including U.S. soldiers, Iraqis and journalists. We speak with Carlos Arredondo, his son, Alexander, was killed in Najaf in August 2004. [includes rush transcript]

  • Cornel West on "What It Means to Be a Leftist in the 21st Century"


    Professor, culture critic and social justice advocate Cornel West addressed a panel at the 2007 Left Forum in New York last weekend. West is a professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton University. West says, "What I would like to see is radical reformism once more become fashionable among young people." [includes rush transcript]