Monday, September 27, 2010

  • FBI Raids Homes of Antiwar and Pro-Palestinian Activists in Chicago and Minneapolis


    Antiwar activists are gearing up for protests outside FBI offices in cities across the country today and Tuesday after the FBI raided eight homes and offices of antiwar activists in Chicago and Minneapolis Friday. The FBI’s search warrants indicate agents were looking for connections between local antiwar activists and groups in Colombia and the Middle East. We speak to the targets of two of the raids and former FBI officer Coleen Rowley. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ingrid Betancourt: "Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle"


    Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped by FARC rebels and held hostage in rebel camps in the middle of the jungle for nearly six-and-a-half years before she was freed in a dramatic military rescue in July of 2008 that made international headlines. She has just published a harrowing account of her time as a hostage of FARC, the abuse she endured, and her numerous unsuccessful attempts to escape. [includes rush transcript]

    We continued the interview after the live broadcast. Watch Part II of the interview here.

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