We spent yesterday at the Occupy Wall St. site in lower Manhattan, a stone’s throw from ground zero. For those of us old enough to remember such gatherings in the so-called Sixties (’64-’74), the similarities were striking: spontaneity, solidarity, earnestness, and, of course, dissatisfaction with the status quo. Continue reading
Some Saudi Arabian women coordinated through social media to get behind the wheel Friday in protest of a religious ban on them driving legally. Judy Woodruff reports on the women who risked arrest to fight for new rights. Continue reading
British Defense Secretary Liam Fox said NATO allies have Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his forces on the defensive, and that opposition forces had gained “momentum” in recent days. Margaret Warner discusses NATO operations in Libya with Fox, who was in Washington on Tuesday for meetings with Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Continue reading
Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports from Beijing on the Chinese government’s tolerance for some anti-government protests and its crackdown on others. Continue reading
With all the strife over public-sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood by sharing some recent political cartoons.
With all the strife over public sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood today by sharing some recent political cartoons.
President Obama issued his strongest statement yet on Libya, saying Moammar Gadhafi must step down and leave the country. James Mates, Jonathan Miller and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News report on the latest developments in Libya and a new investigation launched by the International Criminal Court. Continue reading
The nation’s high court ruled 8-1 to uphold the free speech rights of a controversial group of religious protesters known for anti-gay rhetoric at military funerals. Judy Woodruff talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about the implications of the highly anticipated and emotionally charged case. Continue reading
Wisconsin public employees continued another week of protests as Gov. Scott Walker presented his budget plan for the coming year to the state Assembly. Jeffrey Brown talks with Harley Shaiken of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Cato Institute’s Chris Edwards about public- vs. private-sector benefits and pay. Continue reading
Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appeared on state television urging his followers to defend the nation as protesters poured into the streets after Friday prayers. John Ray of Independent Television News reports from inside Tunisia on preparations there for potential further chaos in neighboring Libya. Continue reading