[imc-nyc-audio] BTL Summary 4-29-05: World Bank/IMF; Monty Python Member Blasts Blair, Bush; Abolish the Death Penalty

Scott Harris sharris at snet.net
Thu Apr 21 22:17:16 PDT 2005

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THE WEEK ENDING April 29, 2005

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1) World Bank/IMF Fail to Agree
on Plan to Cancel Debt
or Increase Aid to Poorest Nations

Interview with Virginia Setshedi,
of the South African Anti-Privatization Forum,
conducted by Scott Harris

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2) With Humor and Irony,
A Founding Member of Monty Python
Blasts Bush and Blair's War on Terror

Interview with Terry Jones,
founding member of the Monty Python comedy troupe,
conducted by Scott Harris

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3) Sister Helen Prejean Recounts
How She Became a Leader of the
U.S. Campaign to Abolish the
Death Penalty

Excerpts of a speech by Sister Helen Prejean,
death penalty opponent,
produced by Melinda Tuhus

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

Compiled by Bob Nixon

- The Pentagon resumes voluntary anthrax immunization program that was
banned in 2004 by a court order.
- The "non-lethal" stun gun is growing in popularity, yet some law
enforcement professionals worry about the unknown risks of the
high-powered stun guns made by Arizona-based Taser International.
- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a prospective 2008
presidential candidate has merged his operations with a powerful Texas
law firm with strong ties to the energy industry and the Bush White
House, a move that will help him raise millions of dollars for his
presidential campaign.

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