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  • July 11, 2013   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. His poem — simply called “Massacre” — was an angry, howling rant against the government and a plea for support for the fledgling pro-democracy movement.
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  • July 11, 2013   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. His poem — simply called “Massacre” — was an angry, howling rant against the government and a plea for support for the fledgling pro-democracy movement.
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  • July 18, 2012  

    Bomb attacks at the Syrian national security headquarters killed members of President Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle, including the defense minister and Assad’s brother-in-law. Meanwhile, U.S. officials voiced concern about Syria’s increasing instability and vulnerable chemical weapon sites. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    With violence escalating in Damascus, some analysts consider the Syrian conflict at a tipping point. Judy Woodruff discusses likely political transitions for Syria with the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Steven Heydemann and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Frederic Wehrey. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2012  

    U.N. monitors blame the Syrian government for killing hundreds of people in a rural village in what rebels call one of the worst days of bloodshed since the uprisings began in Syria more than a year ago. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2012  

    Judy interviews Elizabeth Kennedy, Associated Press bureau chief in Beirut. They discuss the latest massacre, Russia’s support, the chemical weapons stockpile and a warning by Hillary Clinton to the U.N. Security Council. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012  

    The bodies of 13 people were found with their hands tied in an eastern province in Syria. Some had been shot in the head, execution-style. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports and has the first look inside Houla, following the weekend massacre there. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012  

    Responding to Syria’s weekend massacre, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan met with President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday — asserting that the country had reached “a tipping point” in bloodshed. Judy Woodruff and Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer discuss ongoing global debate over how to stop the violence inside the country. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012   BY Dan Sagalyn  

    The attorney for the U.S. soldier charged with killing 17 Afghan civilians on March 11 told the NewsHour he is interested in learning what medications his client, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, was taking at the time of the shootings. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2012  

    Despite escalating tensions after the killing of Afghan civilians, allegedly by a U.S. soldier, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said he believed that pausing the drawdown and keeping 68,000 troops on the ground is a good idea. Ray Suarez discusses the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan with journalist Ahmed Rashid. Continue reading

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