Shows: July 1, 2008

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Supreme Court Rules Guantanamo Detainees Have Right to Habeas Corpus

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court recognized the right of Guantánamo Bay detainees to challenge their detention in US civilian courts. This comes after 6 years of court battles, in which the Bush administration has used executive privilege to overstep the basic provisions of habeas corpus- the right of anyone tried in U.S. courts to a fair trial and counsel. Huzaifa Parhat, a Chinese Muslim is one of the detained, though little information has been produced about his connection to the War on Terror. To get an inside look at the Supreme Court decision, and understand what’s in store for the remaining detainees, we are joined on the phone by Pardiss Kabriaia, a staff attorney with the NY-based nonprofit, the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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Protests Greet Philippine President Gloria Arroyo on her NYC Visit

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo visited New York last week after a 10-day U.S. tour. On her agenda, she discussed internal issues, such as the food crisis in the Philippines and the domestic economy that has increasingly relied on remittances from Filipinos working abroad. She also took advantage of a meeting with President Bush, to discuss increased military and defense support from the US State Department and the Filipino Veterans equity bill in Congress. But her administration, which has been the source of controversy within the country and among the expatriate population, has been criticized for its human rights record. We play you live audio, taken from a protest on Thursday on the streets in Manhattan.

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Transfer of Shrine Land in Kashmir Sparks Conflict

For more than a week now, violence has continued in Kashmir in one of the worst incidents in recent years. The current issue is the transfer of land of a Hindu shrine from the state to the Shri Amarnth Shrine Board in the mostly-Muslim district near Srinagar. But the events are just the latest in the long-running conflict over Kashmir. Joining us tonight is the journalist, Basharat Peer, who has reported in the region and whose memoir of the conflict, Curfewed Night, will be published this year by Scribner.

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