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Friday, January 29, 2010

  • Pakistan’s Wealth Divide and Rising Militancy

    Pakistanweb

     
    A NATO convoy came under assault Thursday while carrying supplies through Pakistan to Afghanistan in a rare ambush inside Karachi. We speak with Quratulain Bakhteari, founding director of the Institute for Development Studies and Practices, about rising militancy in Pakistan. [includes rush transcript]

  • EXCLUSIVE...Blackwater’s Youngest Victim: Father of 9-Year-Old Killed in Nisoor Square Gives Most Detailed Account of Massacre to Date

    Alinissoursquareweb

    Today a Democracy Now! exclusive report from Jeremy Scahill about a nine-year-old boy, shot in the head and killed by Blackwater in the infamous Nisoor Square massacre. His father, who is suing the private military contractor, provides the most detailed eyewitness account of the massacre to date. Scahill has conducted an in-depth investigation of the massacre and of nine-year-old Ali Kinani’s death. He files an exclusive report with Rick Rowley of Big Noise Films. [includes rush transcript]

  • "The Citizens’ Candidate"–Grassroots Effort Uses Craigslist to Find Candidate for Utah House Seat

    Candidateweb

    Utah Democratic incumbent Congress member Jim Matheson is facing a challenge from a coalition of progressives who have formed a grassroots effort called "The Citizens’ Candidate" to unseat him. The initiative is using Craigslist to find applicants willing to run against Matheson. A final candidate will be chosen through public interviews at the Salt Lake City Library on Saturday. We speak with The Citizens’ Candidate co-founder, Tim DeChristopher. [includes rush transcript]

  • From Fracking to Freedom Riders, Documentaries at Sundance Take on Wide Range of Human Rights & Social Justice Issues

    Sundanceweb

    As we broadcast from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, we look at its documentary film program that focuses on stories of human rights, social justice, civil liberties and freedom of expression. This year the festival includes twenty-eight feature-length documentaries from the United States and around the world. They feature a wide range of subjects, including an abortion clinic in Florida, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, natural gas fracking, the Freedom Riders, Chinese migrant workers, and many more. [includes rush transcript]