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Does the Afghan war matter to the US?

As the Taliban offensive expands in southern Afghanistan, retaliatory actions by NATO and Afghani forces become increasingly likely. On Sunday, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai threatened to send troops across Pakistan’s border in quote “hot pursuit.” Amid a general uproar in Pakistan over Karzai’s comments, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani retorted that Pakistan will defend […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: International

Why support Kosovo independence

Prof. Robert Austin on the moral argument for Kosovo’s declaration of independence Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: The declaration of independence for Kosovo has created quite a split internationally. Russia, China, Spain, and quite a few other countries have said they will not recognize Kosovo’s independence. The United States, Germany, England have. The critics […]

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The Turkish-Kurdish conflict

Recorded Oct 23, 2007 Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: In a 507 to 19 vote, the Turkish parliament voted on October 18 to allow its military to make an incursion into Iraq to chase down Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK, conducting cross-border attacks on Turkey. Following the Turkish parliament’s approval of sending troops into Iraq, […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: US

Cheney pushes to make eavesdropping law permanent

Ratner: Cheney is misleading the American people (1 of 3) Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: In 1978, after the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a piece of legislation that was meant to limit the way governments spied on people’s communications. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, was very simple: in national security cases of […]

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Will Bush’s illegal wiretapping be made legal?

Michael Ratner: Senate vote on FISA bill could threaten basic rights (complete interview) Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: In 1978, after the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a piece of legislation that was meant to limit the way governments spied on people’s communications. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, was very simple: in national […]

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POV Magazine Cover Story

Or… read the entire POV interview below. POINT OF VIEW 67 | FALL 2007   Curiosity, driving trucks, and a dash of Roland Barthes:   Lessons in the games of truth and dynamic television   A POV Interview with Paul Jay   Tucked away in an old-fashioned five-storey brick building near Toronto’s iconic Honest Ed’s […]