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Thursday, September 27, 2007

  • Burma Military Junta Cracks Down on Protesters; 8 People Killed, Hundreds of Monks Rounded Up

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    In Burma, military forces have killed up to eight people, including five Buddhist monks. The military used batons, tear gas and live rounds in a violent crackdown on mass protests against the military junta. Hundreds of monks have been rounded up in raids on several monasteries. The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting in New York and called on the government to show restraint. We get the latest. [includes rush transcript]

  • Michelle Bachelet on Chilean Troops Working for Blackwater in Iraq and Fujimori’s Extradition to Peru

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    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is in New York this week for the United Nations 62nd General Assembly. We play her comments on Chilean troops working for private security firm Blackwater in Iraq, as well as the extradition of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori from Chile to Peru. [includes rush transcript]

  • Lawmakers, Students Take Up Justice Struggle for the Jena Six

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    One week after tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Jena, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are taking up the case of the Jena Six. Students are getting involved, too. A coalition of hip-hop artists and grassroots organizations are calling for a National Student Walk-Out on October 1st. We speak with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and student organizer DeShaun Davis. [includes rush transcript]

  • Backing Down on Veto Threat, Bush to Sign Landmark Bill Increasing Student Aid; What Will He Do on Child Health?

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    In an important victory for college students, President Bush will sign the largest increase in student aid since the GI Bill — an increase he initially threatened to veto. Meanwhile, Bush may soon have to decide on whether to follow on another veto threat. The House has passed a $35 billion expansion to the State Child Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), and the Senate is expected to follow suit. We speak with Roger Hickey of Campaign for America’s Future. [includes rush transcript]