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Friday, September 28, 2007

  • More Dead in Burma as Troops Fire on Defiant Anti-Government Protesters

    Gwayweb

    In Burma, the military junta is continuing its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters. Soldiers raided monasteries and fired at demonstrators. At least nine people were killed on Thursday, including a Japanese photojournalist. There are fears the death toll could be several times more. We speak with Burmese activist, Htun Aung Gway, president of the Civil Society for Burma. [includes rush transcript]

  • More Healthcare Professionals Involved in Design, Structuring of Torture Than in Providing Care for Survivors

    Johnson0928web

    "In today’s world there are more healthcare professionals involved in the design and structuring of torture than there are involved in providing care for survivors," said Douglas Johnson, executive director of the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis. We also speak with professor Steven Miles, author of "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror." [includes rush transcript]

  • Minn. Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE over Swift Meatpacking Raid

    Contrerasweb

    A Minnesota immigrant rights group has sued Immigration and Customs Enforcement over its raid last year on a meatpacking plant owned by Swift and Company in Worthington, Minnesota. The lawsuit claims that federal agents "insulted, abused, and humiliated the plaintiffs on account of their race." We speak with the executive director of Centro Legal, the group that filed the lawsuit. [includes rush transcript]