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Thursday, December 11, 2008

  • Uprising in Greece: Protests, Riots, Strikes Enter 6th Day Following Fatal Police Shooting of Teen


    Protests, riots and clashes with police have overtaken Greece for the sixth straight day since the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy in Athens Saturday night. One day after Wednesday’s massive general strike over pension reform and privatization shut down the country, more than a hundred schools and at least fifteen university campuses remain occupied by student demonstrators. A major rally is expected Friday, and as solidarity protests spread to neighboring Turkey, as well as Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Denmark and the Netherlands, dozens of arrests have been made across the continent. We speak to a student activist and writer from Athens. [includes rush transcript]

  • Editor of Europe’s Largest Magazine "Der Spiegel" on Why Obama is "The World’s President," the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Media and More


    Hamburg is home to Der Spiegel, the largest circulation news magazine in Europe. After Barack Obama won the presidential election in the United States, Der Spiegel had him on its cover with the headline "President of the World." We speak with Mathias Müller Von Blumencron, editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel. [includes rush transcript]

  • Radical German Attorney Kurt Groenewold on Representing the Baader-Meinhof and Being Tried Himself


    One of the last members of the left-wing militant group Red Army Faction, also known as the Baader-Meinhof Group, to remain in prison is set to be released after twenty-six years behind bars. Christian Klar was was given six life sentences plus fifteen years in prison after being convicted for the murder of German business leaders in the 1970s. We speak with radical German attorney Kurt Groenewold. During the 1970s, he made headlines when he was disbarred and sentenced to jail for representing members of the Baader-Meinhof Group. [includes rush transcript]