Monday, November 30, 2009

30 Nov 2009: Today's Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman Detained at Canadian Border, Questioned About Speech...and 2010 Olympics
While traveling to Vancouver, Canada to speak at the Vancouver Public Library at a benefit for community radio stations, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and her two colleagues were detained by Canadian authorities. Amy was questioned extensively about the speech she intended to give; their car was gone through by armed border guards, and their papers and laptop computers were scoured. The armed interrogators were particularly interested in whether she would be speaking about the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

WTO Chief Pascal Lamay: Free Trade and Interdependence Help Promote Freedom, Human Rights and Civil Liberties
The World Trade Organization convenes today in Geneva for its seventh ministerial. Investigative journalist Greg Palast files a report from Geneva where he interviews WTO Director General Pascal Lamy to see how much the organization and its priorities have changed over the past 10 years.

The Battle of Seattle 10 Years Later: Organizers Reflect on 1999 Shutdown of WTO Talks and the Birth of a Movement
Ten years ago, on November 30, 1999, tens of thousands of people from across the country and the world shut down the World Trade Organization talks in Seattle. Police responded by firing teargas and rubber bullets. Hundreds were arrested. On this 10th anniversary, we speak with two organizers of the protests: David Solnit, co-author of “The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle” and Ananda Tan, of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.


9,000 More Marines Prepare to Head To Afghanistan
Supporter of Coup Wins Election in Honduras
Iran Plans to Build Ten New Uranium Enrichment Plants
Switzerland Votes to Ban Construction of Minarets
Obama to Attend Copenhagen Climate Talks; U.S. & China Outline Emissions Cuts
18 Anti-Deforestation Activists Arrested in Indonesia
Israel Orders Partial Settlement Freeze
Ex-UK Ambassador: Bush and Blair Agreed on Iraq War in April 2002
Senate Report: U.S. Missed Chance to Capture/Kill Bin Laden in 2001
Ex-Rebel Leader Wins Election in Uruguay
Iran Accused of Confiscating Ebadi’s Nobel Peace Prize Medal
More Americans Depending on Food Stamps and Food Banks
Four Police Officers Shot Dead Near Tacoma, Washington

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