Tuesday, March 27, 2007

  • David Hicks Becomes First Guantanamo Prisoner to Plead Guilty


    The Australian citizen David Hicks has become the first Guantanamo prisoner to plead guilty under the Military Commissions Act passed last year. Hicks entered the guilty plea Monday as part of a deal with military prosecutors. Hicks has been held at Guantanamo Bay for the past five years. We speak with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. [includes rush transcript]

  • Iran Continues to Hold 15 Captured British Sailors


    Iran said Monday it was questioning 15 British sailors and marines to determine if their alleged entry into Iranian waters was "intentional or unintentional" before deciding what to do with them. Iran maintains the sailors and marines crossed over into Iranian waters, while Britain insists they stayed in Iraqi territory. We go to Tehran to get a report. [includes rush transcript]

  • Report: U.S. Sponsoring Kurdish Guerrilla Attacks Inside Iran


    We speak with independent journalist Reese Erlich about his report on Iranian Kurdish guerrillas based among their Kurdish brethren in northern Iraq. Erlich writes, "Kurdish and American sources say the United States has been supporting guerrilla raids against Iran, channeling the money through organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan." [includes rush transcript]

  • Over 240 Arrested Since "Occupation Project" Launched to Call on Congress to End War Funding


    The Senate prepares to vote this week on a $100 billion spending bill that would give the president $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last month, the group Voices for Creative Nonviolence launched the Occupation Project. Activists around the country traveled to congressional offices and conducted sit-ins while calling on lawmakers to stop funding the war. We speak with veteran peace activist Kathy Kelly. [includes rush transcript]

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