Monday, June 29, 2009

29 Jun 2009: Today's Democracy Now!

Coup in Honduras: Military Ousts President Manuel Zelaya, Supporters Defy Curfew and Take to the Streets
In the first military coup in Central America in a quarter of a century, the Honduran military has ousted the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Former Parliamentary speaker Roberto Micheletti, who was sworn in as Zelaya’s replacement on Sunday, has imposed a two-day nationwide curfew. But hundreds of Zelaya supporters remain on the streets, and shots were fired at protesters near the presidential palace early Monday morning. We go to Honduras to speak with Honduran medical doctor and award-winning human rights activist, Dr. Juan Almendares, and NYU professor of Latin American history, Greg Grandin.

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa on Global Capitalism, Why He Won't Renew the US Base in Manta, Chevron in the Amazon, Obama's War in Afghanistan, and More
In a national broadcast exclusive, we speak with the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. He was in New York attending the United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development. In a wide-ranging interview, we speak with President Correa about global capitalism, his decision not to renew the license for the US military base in Manta, the $12 billion lawsuit against Chevron brought by thousands of Amazon residents for toxic oil pollution, Ecuador’s relationship with Colombia, and his advice to President Obama: “To learn more and come to better understand the region, and that [Obama] not let himself be taken along by the power of certain media outlets that are comprised with certain ideological fundaments, that the heroes are not necessarily heroes and the villains are not necessarily villains.”

Honduran President Ousted in Military Coup
House Narrowly Passes Climate Bill
Justice Dept.: Gitmo Prisoners Have Some Constitutional Rights
Report: Admin Drafting Indefinite Jailing Authorization
Iranian Forces Beat Protesters
US Forces to Encircle Iraqi Towns They Withdraw From
Thousands Protest US in Pakistan
US to End Poppy Eradication in Afghanistan
UN Opens Gaza Probe with Public Hearings
Obama Issues Signing Statement to Ignore Labor, Environmental Provisions
Organizers: 500,000 Mark Stonewall Anniversary in New York
Madoff Faces Sentencing Hearing

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