Robert Fisk - War Reporting (lecture)
Robert Fisk, based in Beirut, is the Middle East correspondent for "The Independent." He is winner of the Amnesty International UK Press Award and the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. The "Financial Times" calls him "one of the outstanding reporters of his generation. As a war correspondent he is unrivalled." He is the author of "Pity
the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon" and "The Great War for Civilization." His latest book is "The Age of the Warrior."
Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. The group is organizing with other secular and faith-based groups "Camp Hope: Countdown to Change" in Chicago, four blocks from Obama's residence there. The camp begins on New Year's Day and continues to Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Kelly says "Large lobbying groups, including some of the large corporations, are pushing Obama around the clock to preserve the status quo, wage war and provide for unbridled greed. What we're asking is that the money spent on the military be spent instead on soluble problems such as lack of healthcare."
Occupation is a crime, killing children is a crime - was the chant that filled the downtown streets of Portland Tuesday afternoon, as hundreds of local residents gathered with handmade signs and megaphones to voice their outrage at the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that have continued for the last four days.
In Arabic, protesters chanted, Palestine - maintain your dignity, Gaza, stay steadfast.
Israeli authorities say that the first stage of their long-planned assault is ending, and the second stage is about to begin - a ground invasion of the besieged and imprisoned Gaza Strip.
A special program featuring a lecture by Howard Zinn, professor emeritus and author of "A People's History of the United States." It was his first speech following the election of Barack Obama as President.
A look at what's happening in Gaza including eyewitness accounts of the killing and destruction there, a report from the Free Gaza humanitarian boat rammed by the Israeli Navy, and peace activist Colonel Ann Wright on her participation in a protest outside the compound where President-Elect Barack Obama is vacationing.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with a member of the Free Gaza movement who was on the boat that was rammed by the Israeli navy in international waters early Tuesday morning, in addition to Rami Almeghari, a Palestinian journalist in Gaza talking about the ongoing attacks and desperate need for humanitarian aid.