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Archive - May 24, 2006

Submitted by Guest Contributor on May 24, 2006 - 5:14pm.
Amy Goodman interviews Arundhati Roy

AMY GOODMAN: Today, we spend the hour with acclaimed author and activist Arundhati Roy. Her first novel, The God of Small Things, was awarded the Booker Prize in 1997. It’s sold over six million copies, has been translated in over 20 languages around the world. Since then, Roy has devoted herself to political writing and activism.

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Submitted by Will Howard on May 24, 2006 - 12:00pm.
The Repeal of Israel

"On few other issues is the battle over history so intense as on the Israel-Palestine conflict. On few other issues has history been so turned from an academic discipline to a weapon of war. ... One tactic is to muse about how much nicer the world would be if the illegitimate state of Israel had never existed. Let’s go with this premise for a bit: Israel should never have existed. How would we shove the historical toothpaste back in the tube?" Will Howard

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Submitted by Project Syndicate on May 24, 2006 - 9:05am.
Do War Crimes Tribunals Help or Hinder Reconciliation?

"Do international tribunals of the sort Milosevic faced before his death promote or postpone serious self-reflection and reconciliation in damaged societies? Do they strengthen or undermine the political stability needed to rebuild wrecked communities and shattered economies?" Jiří Dienstbier, Special Rapporteur of the UNHRC in the Balkans.

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