Tuesday, August 31, 2010

31 Aug 2010: Today's Democracy Now!

Draft UN Report Accuses Rwandan Troops of Committing Genocide in the Congo
Rwanda is facing explosive allegations from the United Nations of committing war crimes and possibly even genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A leaked report from the UN high commissioner for human rights says that after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Tutsi-led Rwandan troops and their rebel allies killed tens of thousands of members of the Hutu ethnic group inside the Congo. [includes rush transcript]

Slain Latino Journalist Rubén Salazar, Killed 40 Years Ago in Police Attack, Remembered as Champion of Chicano Rights
Rubén Salazar was one of the most well-known Latino journalists of the twentieth century and one of the few journalists killed while reporting in the United States. This Sunday marked the fortieth anniversary of his death. He was killed on August 29th, 1970, when he was struck in the head by a tear gas projectile fired by a sheriff’s deputy into an East Los Angeles bar as he was covering the massive National Chicano Moratorium Against the Vietnam War, a massive antiwar march that drew some 30,000 people to LA’s Eastside. For forty years, speculation and controversy have swirled around what happened. We remember the life and legacy of Salazar and the Chicano Moratorium. [includes rush transcript]

Headlines

Obama to Declare End to Combat Operations in Iraq
UN: Iraq Still Faces Humanitarian Crisis
Gibbs: US Is Increasing Fight Against al-Qaeda in Africa and Southeast Asia
Obama Administration Sued over Plan to Assassinate US Citizens
19 US Troops Killed Since Saturday in Afghanistan
Anti-Mosque Rhetoric in US Reportedly Boosts Taliban Recruitment
Candlelight Vigil in Tennessee Condemns Arson at Mosque Site
Predator Drones to Begin Patrolling Texas-Mexico Border
Obama Urges Senate GOP to Pass $30 Billion Jobs Bill
One in Six Americans Now Enrolled in Anti-Poverty Programs
Mice, Maggots, Manure Found at Factory Egg Farms Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

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