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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

  • As Obama Arrives in London for G20, Tens of Thousands Gather to Protest in the Streets

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    President Obama is in London today ahead of the G20 summit, where world leaders are gathering to discuss the global economic crisis. Tens of thousands of protesters from around the world are gathering in London to demonstrate against the G20 talks and call for economic justice and environmental accountability. Several large demonstrations directed at the failed banking and financial sectors are expected today, April 1st, which some protest organizers are calling "Financial Fools Day." We speak with Walden Bello of Focus on the Global South. [includes rush transcript]

  • Rep. McDermott: "The Medical-Industrial Complex in this Country is Bigger than the Military-Industrial Complex"

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    We speak with Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), a leading advocate for a single-payer healthcare system, about healthcare reform on Capitol Hill. McDermott also speaks about his recent trip to Afghanistan and his thoughts on President Obama’s escalation of the war. [includes rush transcript]

  • Canadian Judge Upholds Government Decision to Bar British MP George Galloway on National Security Grounds

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    A Canadian judge has upheld the Canadian government’s decision last month to ban the outspoken British lawmaker George Galloway from entering the country for a speaking tour. Canadian officials say they banned Galloway on national security grounds, saying he provided financial support to Hamas, the Palestinian political party which was elected in January 2006 and controls the Gaza Strip. [includes rush transcript]

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