[IMC-DC] BTL Summary 12/23/05: Peace Activists Bring Protest Against Torture to Guantanamo; Hugo Chavez Wins Total Control of Venezuela's Parliament; Global Warming Conference in Montreal

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Thu Dec 15 22:52:35 PST 2005


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1) Christian American Peace Activists Bring
Protest Against Torture to Gates of
U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Interview with Simon Harak,
Jesuit priest and organizer
with the War Resisters League,
conducted by Scott Harris

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2) After Opposition Parties Boycott Vote,
Hugo Chavez Wins Total Control
of Venezuela's Parliament

Interview with Gregory Wilpert,
sociologist and journalist living in Caracas,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus


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3) Global Warming Conference in Montreal
Turns Back U.S. Attempt
to Derail Kyoto Treaty

Interview with Alden Meyer,
energy special with Union of Concern Scientists,
conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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4) This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

-Rumors of a new U.S. military base in Paraguay have been circulating
since the South American government agreed to 13 U.S. joint military
exercises that will run through December 2006. U.S. hostility toward the
leading left-wing Bolivian presidential candidate Evo Morales has raised
fears about U.S. intervention.
- A 2003 memo shows that six staff lawyers in the U.S. Justice Dept. and
two analysts asserted the Texas congressional redistricting plan pushed
by then-House Majority leader Tom Delay vio-lated the Voting Rights Act.
But, top officials in the Justice Dept. overruled staff opinion and
ap-proved the plan. DeLay is now under indictment in Texas for illegally
diverting funds to the GOP campaigns of legislators who drew the map.
- Under threat of a boycott from the archconservative American Family
Association, Ford Motor Company has agreed to stop advertising its
Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in gay publications.

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