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  • At least 20,000 people have died in Pakistan and India in a massive earthquake Saturday. Hardest hit was the area around the Pakistani Kashmir capital of Muzaffarabad. It is believed to be the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history and officials fear the final death toll could exceed 40,000. We go to Lahore to speak with author and activist Tariq Ali and a Moeen Cheema, a professor of law and policy in Pakistan. [includes rush...
    October 10, 2005 | Story
  • The Pakistani government is barring a woman from coming to the United States to speak out about her case and the plight of women’s rights in Pakistan. She was gang-raped on orders by her local tribal counsel. We play a rare broadcast interview with Mukhtar Mai from her home in Pakistan and we speak with a Pakistani journalist who met with her in April. [includes rush transcript]
    June 21, 2005 | Story
  • A conversation with writer and activist Tariq Ali on more than four decades at the forefront of the antiwar movement. Ali has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics as well as five novels, and scripts for both stage and screen. [includes rush transcript]
    April 14, 2005 | Story
  • The new documentary "The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror" examines the link between oil interests and current U.S. military interventions. It includes original footage shot over a four-month period in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as many interviews with a large array of personalities including Bush administration officials. [includes rush transcript]
    October 22, 2004 | Story
  • President Bush accepted his party’s nomination for another term in the White House last night in Madison Square Garden. The four-day Republican convention in New York was marked by historic protests and acts of dissent on the streets. We hear an excerpt of Bush’s speech and speak with Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy about the President’s claims about Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
    September 03, 2004 | Story
  • Pakistan and Britain are accusing the Bush administration of undermining its fight against al Qaeda by revealing the name of computer expert Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan while he was still working as an undercover double agent. We speak with Middle East expert and online blogger Juan Cole. [includes rush transcript]
    August 10, 2004 | Story
  • The timing of the disclosure rekindles controversy surrounding an earlier report by the New Republic that the White House was pressuring Pakistan to produce a "high value target" in July during the Democratic convention. We talk to New Republic editor John Judis. [includes rush transcript]
    July 30, 2004 | Story
  • An article in The New Republic charges that the Bush administration may be pressuring Pakistan to deliver a so-called "High Value Target" before November–ideally at the height of the Democratic National Convention. We speak with the reporter who broke the story.
    July 09, 2004 | Story
  • Pakistani immigrant Ansar Mahmood, lost his final judicial appeal this week and is scheduled to be deported. He was first picked up in October 2001 for taking photographs of an upstate New York reservoir. No terror-related charges were ever filed against him but investigators found him in minor violation of immigration law. He joins us from prison where he has been held for nearly three years.
    July 01, 2004 | Story
  • Pakistani immigrant Faisal Ulvie, his American wife Nadine Young Ulvie and their lawyer Elizabeth Ouyang joins us in our firehouse studio to discuss their case. A judge will decide today whether Faisal must leave his family and return to Pakistan to apply for a visa–a process which would take at least 10 years. [includes rush transcript]
    July 01, 2004 | Story