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Friday, June 20, 2008

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  • As Global Warming Fuels More Extreme Weather, McCain and Bush Urge Congress to Lift Offshore Oil Drilling Ban

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    President Bush and John McCain urge Congress to lift a federal ban on offshore oil drilling and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Their call comes as a new global warming report finds that North America is likely to experience more droughts, excessive heat and intense downpours. We speak with David Helvarg of the Blue Frontier Campaign. [includes rush transcript]

  • Joseph Nevins on "Dying to Live: A Story of US Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid"

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    As we mark World Refugee Day, Joseph Nevins traces the human tragedy of immigration across the US-Mexico border. His starting point is the story of Julio Cesar Gallegos, who died ten years ago in the scorching desert between California and Mexico. He was trying to be reunited with his wife and son in Los Angeles. [includes rush transcript]

  • World Refugee Day: US Criticized for Failing to Help Iraqi Refugees and Iraqis Who Aided US Occupation

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    Over the past five years, the US has resettled just 5,000 Iraqis. Compare that to Sweden, a country of only nine million people, which resettled 18,000 Iraqis last year alone. And among the most desperate seeking asylum are those Iraqis who have been forced from their homes because they helped the US government in Iraq, serving as interpreters and civil society experts for the military, State Department and federal agencies such as USAID. [includes rush transcript]