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Monday, April 23, 2007

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  • Cuban Militant Posada Carriles Released from New Mexico Jail


    A new phase has opened in a case that highlights a major gap in how the U.S. and many others view international terrorism. Luis Posada Carriles walked out of a New Mexico jail last week, free on bail. Posada was being held on immigration charges, but many want to see him tried for terrorism in connection with the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed 73 people. [includes rush transcript]

  • No More Deaths: Humanitarian Group Provides Life-Saving Aid to Immigrants Crossing Border


    One of the biggest issues surrounding immigration in the Southwest has been the plight of undocumented workers crossing the borders. At least 182 people died trying to cross through the Arizona desert last year. We speak with Shanti Sellz and Daniel Strauss, student volunteers with No More Deaths, a humanitarian group that provides aid to immigrants crossing the Arizona-Mexico border. In 2005, they were arrested and charged with two felonies for helping three undocumented immigrants get urgently needed medical care. [includes rush transcript]

  • Rev. John Fife Continues Immigrant Humanitarian Work 25+ Years After Launching Sanctuary Movement


    A new movement is growing across the country to provide sanctuary to immigrants in response to the rise in deportations and work raids by the federal government. The growing network is being spearheaded by the Reverend John Fife, the founder of the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s. [includes rush transcript]

  • Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Shot with Rubber Bullet by Israeli Military at Nonviolent Protest


    Israeli troops fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a nonviolent protest against the separation wall near the West Bank village of Bilin. Several protesters were injured including the Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire, who was shot with a rubber bullet. She joins us on the line from Ireland. [includes rush transcript]