Friday, November 12, 2010

  • East Timorese Journalist Marks 19th Anniversary of Santa Cruz Massacre

    Timor-radio

    Democracy Now! is in Argentina for the tenth World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters conference, an annual meeting of hundreds of community radio stations from around the world. Among those in attendance is Prezado Ximenes from Radio Lorico in East Timor. Nineteen years ago today in the Timorese capital of Dili, he survived the Santa Cruz massacre, in which Indonesian soldiers gunned down more than 270 Timorese. [includes rush transcript]

  • A Look at Argentina’s Economic Rebellion and the Social Movements that Led It

    Ba

    As we broadcast from Buenos Aires, we look at the economic rebellion of Argentina that took place after the government defaulted on $95 billion in foreign loans in 2001. The next two years saw record protests and social upheavals that changed the country’s political landscape. Today, Argentina’s current president Cristina Kirchner is in South Korea taking part in the G20 summit. We speak with Ezequiel Adamovsky, a historian and activist who teaches at the University of Buenos Aires. [includes rush transcript]

  • "Nieto Recuperado"–Born to Parents Disappeared by Argentina’s Dictatorship, Kidnapped and Raised by a Military Family, a "Recovered Grandchild" Finds His Way Home

    Manuel

    We speak with Manuel Gonçalves, a "nieto recuperado," or a "recovered grandchild," in Argentina. He is one of the thousands of children born to parents who were disappeared during the dictatorship. These children were born in captivity, then kidnapped by the military and given away to government supporters or military families. Some of them have found their way back to their families. [includes rush transcript]

  • Argentine Torture Survivor Patricia Isasa Tells of Her Struggle to Bring Her Torturers to Justice

    Isasa

    We speak with Patricia Isasa, a torture survivor from Argentina’s military dictatorship. She was a 16-year-old student union organizer in 1976, when she was kidnapped by police and soldiers and tortured and held prisoner without trial for two-and-a-half years at one of the 585 clandestine detention and torture centers set up during the dictatorship. After a long legal battle to bring her torturers to justice, six of her nine torturers were recently sentenced to prison. [includes rush transcript]

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