Monday, March 19, 2007

  • Grand Jury Indicts Three NYPD Officers in Sean Bell Shooting, Two Face Manslaughter Charges


    A grand jury has indicted three police officers in the killing of Sean Bell. Bell was killed in November on his wedding day when police fired 50 shots at a car carrying him and two friends. All three men were unarmed. Sources say two of the officers will be charged with second-degree manslaughter. A third officer will be charged with reckless endangerment. [includes rush transcript]

  • Mass Protests Mark Fourth Anniversary of Iraq War


    The United States is entering the fifth year of its occupation of Iraq. To mark the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion, tens of thousands of people in cities across the U.S. and the world have taken to the streets in the past few days to protest. The largest U.S. demonstration took place in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, where thousands braved below-freezing weather to march on the Pentagon. [includes rush transcript]

  • Israeli Author, Peace Activist Tanya Reinhart Dies at 63


    The Israeli linguist, author and peace activist Tanya Reinhart has died of a stroke at the age of 63. Reinhart was one of the most outspoken critics of Israeli government policies and one of Israel’s leading advocates for Palestinian national rights. We play an excerpt of a speech she recently gave in New York and her comments in a 2004 Democracy Now! interview. [includes rush transcript]

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