Friday, September 24, 2010

24 Sep 2010: Today's Democracy Now!

Obama UN Speech on Mideast Talks "Filled with Empty Words"–Palestinian Attorney Diana Buttu
President Obama makes the Israel-Palestine conflict the centerpiece of his address to the UN General Assembly. Urging the international community to support his plan for peace, the President called on Palestinians to move ahead with "genuine reconciliation" with Israel and said Israel should extend it’s "settlement moratorium." We speak with attorney Diana Buttu, a former adviser to Palestinian negotiators.

Paul Mason on Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
The Census Bureau’s latest report shows that the numbers of Americans living in poverty and without health insurance have skyrocketed. 43.6 million people—about one in seven—lived below the poverty level of $22,000 for a family of four in 2009, pushing the national poverty rate to a fifteen-year high of 14.3 percent. We speak with British journalist Paul Mason about his new book, Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global.

Fatima Bhutto on the Floods in Pakistan, the Government Response and Her Memoir, Songs of Blood and Sword
As Pakistan struggles to recover from one of the worst natural disasters in its history, President Asif Ali Zardari is coming under criticism for his handling of the crisis. We speak with Pakistani writer and poet, Fatima Bhutto. She is the niece of former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, her father, Murtaza Bhutto, was killed in 1996 in Karachi. She has written a memoir about her family, it’s called Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir.


•CIA Drone Strikes in Pakistan Have Killed Americans
•Contractor Deaths Exceed Military Ones in Iraq and Afghanistan
•Ahmadinejad: US Behind 9/11 Attacks
•At UN Summit, Brazil Criticizes US Invasion of Iraq
•Democrats Put Off Vote on Repealing Bush Tax Cuts
•Virginia Executes First Woman in Nearly 100 Years
•Muslim Workers Face Increasing Employment Discrimination
•Pakistani Scientist Sentenced to 86 Years in US Prison
•US Grants Asylum to Mexican Journalist
•FCC Votes to Open up TV White Spaces for Wireless
•Tea Party Backer David Koch Becomes Wealthiest New Yorker

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