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Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • After Deadly Clashes in Cairo, Egypt Faces One of Its Largest Political Crises Since Revolution Began

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    The Egyptian army has deployed tanks outside the presidential palace in Cairo after six people died in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi. The violence marked the culmination of two weeks of protests after Morsi issued a decree granting himself sweeping and unchecked powers last month. Morsi’s critics have also objected to a draft constitution passed by an Islamist-dominated panel that’s scheduled for a referendum on December 15. We go to Cairo to speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous. [includes rush transcript]

  • "We Are Running Out of Time": Obama Urged to Match Rhetoric to Action on Climate Deal

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    Most major issues remain unresolved at the U.N. climate summit in Doha as negotiators enter the final stretch of the two-week summit. While the Doha talks involve nations working toward a pact to limit greenhouse gases starting in 2020, many say the world cannot wait that long. The United States has come under intense criticism at the summit from environmentalists and smaller nations who say President Obama has failed to meet his stated commitments to tackle global warming. We’re joined by Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International, and Samantha Smith, head of the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative. [includes rush transcript]

  • With Future Imperiled, Youth Activists Demand Urgent Action at U.N. Climate Summit in Doha

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    Broadcasting from the U.N. climate summit in Doha, we look at how young activists are loudly and unequivocally calling for drastic action to stop climate change. Youth delegates from around the world are urging the United States and other wealthy nations to deeply cut greenhouse gas emissions and compensate poorer nations for loss and damage from weather events caused by climate change. We’re joined by three guests: Amanda Nesheiwat, a 23-year-old environmental coordinator for the city of Secaucus in New Jersey, which suffered flooding during Superstorm Sandy; Angeline Annesteus, a Haitian student at the College of the Atlantic and member of the climate justice group Earth in Brackets, which has been participating in protests throughout the climate conference in Doha; and Marco Cadena, London-based organizer with Push Europe and Young Friends of the Earth Europe. [includes rush transcript]