Monday, January 5, 2009

05 Jan 2009: Today's Democracy Now!


A Debate On Israel's Invasion of Gaza: UNRWA's Christopher Gunness v. Israel Project's Meagan Buren
On the tenth day of Israel’s continued assault on the Gaza strip, and in spite of mounting international protests, Israeli ground troops pushed deeper into Gaza. The death toll has risen to 531 Palestinians and 5 Israelis. Nearly 2500 Palestinians have been wounded since the bombing began last week. 49 Israeli soldiers have been wounded since the ground invasion began Saturday.

U.S. Blocks UN Security Council Vote Calling For Immediate Cease-Fire In Gaza
On the diplomatic front, the Security Council is meeting again today to discuss the crisis, after Sunday’s emergency session did not produce a ceasefire resolution. On Saturday the United States blocked a U.N. Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. Egypt meanwhile is hosting meetings for a European-backed ceasefire today.

Israeli Professor Neve Gordon Condemns Israeli Invasion of Gaza
Earlier this morning three Qassam rockets exploded in open areas in the western Negev in Israel. We go to the region to speak with Neve Gordon, chair of the Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and the author of “Israel’s Occupation.”

Report From Gaza City: Palestinian Journalist Sameh Habeeb on Gaza Under Siege
Sameh Habeeb is a Palestinian journalist in Gaza City. He joins us on the phone. We also speak with Samer Badawi, the Executive Director of United Palestinian, Appeal, a Washington-based charity established in 1978 to assist needy Palestinians.

Israeli Troops Invade Gaza; Death Toll Tops 530
US Blocks UN Call for Ceasefire in Gaza
Israel Assassinates Hamas Official & His Family
Commerce Pick Richardson Withdraws
Obama Stimulus to Include $300 Billion in Tax Cuts
Franken Takes 225-Vote Lead Over Coleman
Coal Ash Disaster: Test Show Arsenic At 300X Normal Level in Water
5,300 Die in Drug-Related Killings in Mexico in 2008
Cuba Marks 50th Anniversary of Revolution
Texas Activist Admits He Was FBI Informant
Anti-Apartheid Politician Helen Suzman, 91, Dies

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