Wednesday, November 26, 2008

26 Nov 2008: Today's Democracy Now!


As Obama Considers Napolitano For Homeland Security Chief, A Look at Her Immigration Policies as Arizona Governor
President-elect Barack Obama is on track to name Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as homeland security secretary. Napolitano is a two-term governor, as well as a former U.S. attorney and state attorney general for Arizona. She was the first governor to call for National Guard troops to secure the US-Mexico border. We take a look at her immigration policies with Aarti Shahani, a researcher with Justice Strategies [includes rush transcript].

A Conversation With South African Poet and Anti-Apartheid Activist Breyten Breytenbach on His Own Imprisonment, South Africa's "Failed Revolution," Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama
We speak with exiled South African poet, writer, painter, and outspoken activist for justice, Breyten Breytenbach. He was jailed for more than seven years under the apartheid regime, during which he wrote perhaps his most famous book, “The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist.” His brother was the head of the special forces in South Africa. Breytenbach has written a new article for Harper’s Maggazine titled, “Mandela’s Smile: Notes on South Africa’s Failed Revolution.”


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