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Friday, March 19, 2010

  • Seven Years of War: On Anniversary of US Invasion, Iraqi Feminist Yanar Mohammed Says Iraq Is No Different Under Obama than Bush

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    Today marks the seventh anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq. We go to Baghdad to speak with Yanar Mohammed, president of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. "Privatization, no security for the working class, much investment for multinational companies," Mohammed says. "We have a democracy which has brought forward groups which are transformations of the first political forces...militias [that are] now politicians...sitting in the Green Zone." [includes rush transcript]

  • Cindy Sheehan Sets Up "Camp OUT NOW" in Antiwar Protest

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    We go to Washington, DC to speak with antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, founder of the group Peace of the Action, who has set up a camp near the Washington Monument calling on President Obama to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sheehan’s son Casey was killed while serving in Iraq on April 4, 2004. [includes rush transcript]

  • Hundreds of Thousands Expected to Gather in DC for Immigration Rights March

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    An immigrant rights march planned on Sunday is expected to draw over 100,000 people from a broad coalition of groups across the country to call on President Obama live up to his promises and Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We speak with members of La Raza and Make the Road New York. [includes rush transcript]

  • EXCLUSIVE...Indonesian Forces Tapped by Obama for Renewed US Aid Implicated in New Assassinations

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    In a Democracy Now! exclusive, investigative journalist and activist Allan Nairn reveals US-backed Indonesian armed forces carried out a series of assassinations of civilian activists in late 2009. The news comes as the White House moves towards increasing aid to the Indonesian military and lifting a twelve-year ban on the training of the notorious Indonesian military unit known as Kopassus. A US-trained Kopassus general who coordinated the assassinations confirmed to Nairn an Indonesian army role in the killings. [includes rush transcript]

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