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Monday, May 14, 2007

  • Investigative Journalist Greg Palast Reports on the Firing of New Mexico Attorney David Iglesias


    On a single day, December 7, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales demanded the resignations of eight United States attorneys. What was really the purpose of the firings? And who was behind it? Investigative journalist Greg Palast reports. [includes rush transcript]

  • Feminists Yanar Mohammed of Iraq and Dr. Sima Samar of Afghanistan on the Dire Situation for Women Under U.S. Occupation and Rising Fundamentalism


    Two leading feminists, one from Iraq and one from Afghanistan, join us to talk about the dire situation for women in their countries. Yanar Mohammed is the co-founder of the Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq. The group vocally supports women’s rights in Iraq and shelters Iraqi women targeted in honor killings and sectarian violence. Dr. Sima Samar is the chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission and is the United Nations special envoy to Darfur, Sudan. She served as deputy prime minister and minister for women’s affairs in Hamid Karzai’s first government following the U.S. invasion of 2001. She was forced to resign her government post following death threats. [includes rush transcript]