Thursday, April 2, 2009

  • Thousands Flood London’s Financial District to Protest G20 Summit

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    The G20 summit opened in London today amid widespread protests in the streets. Dozens were arrested Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators jammed the streets of London’s financial district. We speak with former British MP Tony Benn, the current president of the Stop the War Coalition. [includes rush transcript]

  • After G20, Mass Protests Await Obama at NATO Meeting

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    After the G20 talks, President Obama will stop in France and Germany to take part in a NATO summit marking its sixtieth anniversary. Mass demonstrations are expected with thousands of protesters from over twenty European countries and the United States. We go to Strasbourg to speak with Andreas Speck, a member of War Resisters International and one of the lead organizers of the protests against the NATO summit. [includes rush transcript]

  • Marxist Geographer David Harvey on the G20, the Financial Crisis and Neoliberalism

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    For some analysis on the G20 summit and the financial crisis, we speak to a leading thinker on the global economy. David Harvey is a Marxist geographer and distinguished professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of several books, including The Limits to Capital and A Brief History of Neoliberalism. [includes rush transcript]

  • Obama’s Blackwater? Jeremy Scahill on Triple Canopy, the New Lead US Mercenary Force in Iraq and Israel

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    The Obama administration has confirmed the hiring of mercenary firm Triple Canopy to take over Blackwater’s contract to protect US diplomats in Iraq. Part of the firm’s job will be to protect the "monstrous" US embassy in Baghdad. We speak to independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, who has also just revealed that the administration is using Triple Canopy to protect US diplomats in Israel. [includes rush transcript]

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