[IMC-DC] BTL Summary 7-30-04: Banana Republicans; Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon; Treating Mental Illness in Prison
Between The Lines
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Sat Jul 24 18:30:18 PDT 2004
BETWEEN THE LINES
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FOR THE WEEK ENDING July 30, 2004
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THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM
1) "Banana Republicans" Examines
How GOP Gained Virtual Control
over U.S. Political Power
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Interview with John Stauber,
co-author of "Banana Republicans: How the Right-Wing
is Turning America into a One-Party State,"
conducted by Scott Harris
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2) Palestinians Suffering in Lebanese Refugee Camps
Hold Onto Hope for "Right of Return"
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Interview with Raida Hatoum,
Lebanese activist and organizer,
conducted by Stefan Christoff
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3) U.S. Prison System Requires
New Commitment to Treat
Mentally Ill Inmates
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Interview with Mike Lawlor,
Connecticut state representative,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus
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4) This week's summary
of under-reported news
Compiled by Bob Nixon
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- Political violence still grips Cambodia, 25 years after the murderous Khmer Rouge were forced out of power by the Vietnamese army.
- The Gap, which owns Old Navy and Banana Republic stores has released a 40-page Social Responsibility Report documenting the low
wages and poor working conditions in over 3,000 clothing factories in 50 nations across the globe.
? The U.S Department of Agriculture has reclassified frozen french fries as a "fresh vegetable."
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