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Thursday, July 31, 2008

  • Raj Patel on the Collapse of the World Trade Organization Talks

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    Talks to expand the World Trade Organization have collapsed after a week of negotiations. The talks broke down in part because India and other developing nations demanded the right to protect their farming sectors against heavily subsidized imports. The US refused to accept the protections and insisted on giving US corporations greater access to markets in India, China and other nations. [includes rush transcript]

  • Plan Mexico and the US-Funded Militarization of Mexico

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    We broadcast a report from Mexico produced by Inside USA (Al Jazeera English) on the US role in Mexico’s growing drug war. And we speak about the Plan Mexico initiative with Avi Lewis, Laura Carlsen and John Gibler. [includes rush transcript]

  • GOP Congressional Candidate Accuses Al Jazeera of Trying to Kidnap Him in Florida

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    Al Jazeera host Avi Lewis discusses the bizarre story of Allen West, a retired Army lieutenant and congressional candidate who recently accused Al Jazeera of trying to kidnap him after a booker from the network asked him to appear on the show. "I don’t know if it was a kidnapping attempt," West told the New York Daily News. "But I am not going to entrust Al Jazeera with my life. I said, ‘Cancel the interview!’" [includes rush transcript]