Protesters Around the World and Close to Home

Thursday, 15 August 2013 | A Public Affair

On Thursday August 15th, host Allen Ruff discussed protests and controversy in Wisconsin and across the the world.

For the first half of the hour, Ruff was joined by Gareth Porter, a historian with a PhD in Southeast Asian studies from Cornell University and an investigative journalist for the Inter Press Service, about the turmoil in Egypt and the possible “peace process” in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Porter gave us the latest news from Egypt, the Israel-Palestine, Syria, and the United States government’s role in those controversies. Porter also told us about his new book, “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare”, which will be released later this year.

For the second half of the show, Ruff spoke live with Greg Gordon, who was at the Capitol in Madison, to give us the latest update on the Solidarity Sing-a-long and arrests. During our report from the Capitol, Gordon and Ruff held an open-line conversation regarding the arrests of the Solidarity Singers and observers. Gordon informed us about the 2 rounds of arrests that had already occurred and the estimated amounts of people who have been arrested, are there observing, and the number of singers that are participating.

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