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Democracy Now! March 18, 2002

Program Title:
Democracy Now! March 18, 2002
Series Title:
PRA Archive #: 
PZ0450.121
Description: 

World-renowned founder of peace studies, JOHAN GALTUNG on the lessons of war. As Vice President Dick Cheney tours Arab nations to drum up support for a US attack on Iraq, he meets rebuff after rebuff

9:01-9:06 HEADLINES STORY: More Than 300,000 Protest Against EU Summit Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of Barcelona this Saturday to protest the summit of European Union leaders. The Associated Press is placing the number of demonstrators at more than 300,000 while the Independent Media Center and on the ground witnesses are placing it at 500,000. The protest began peacefully but ended in violence as the police attacked protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas. Groups of protesters escaped onto side streets, and many protesters were beaten by the police while trying to seek refuge. It is not known at this time how many were seriously injured. More than 60 people are believed to have been arrested. GUEST: MARIA CARRIONE, Democracy Now! correspondent in Spain 9:06-9:07 ONE-MINUTE MUSIC BREAK 9:07-9:20 AS VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY TOURS ARAB NATIONS TO DRUM UP SUPPORT FOR A US ATTACK ON IRAQ, WE'LL HEAR FROM THE FOUNDER OF PEACE STUDIES The US is preparing to launch further strikes against pockets of resistance still holding out in south and east Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in the first concrete sign that the US is planning military action against Iraq, CIA officers have surveyed three key airfields in northern Iraq. But as Robert Fisk reports from Beirut in the British Independent, not a single Arab king, prince or president will endorse a US attack on Iraq. Even in Kuwait where vice president Dick Cheney arrives today before going on to Israel an opinion poll suggests that more than 40 per cent of its citizens are hostile to Washington's policies. In every Arab capital, Cheney has been politely but firmly told to turn his attention to the Palestinian-Israeli war, and forget the so-called "axis of evil'' that Bush declared in his state of the union address, until the US brings its Israeli allies into line. As Cheney arrived in Saudi Arabia, one newspaper carried a front-page article condemning US policy in the region while editorials in other Gulf papers uniformly condemned any assault on Iraq. The feelings of Arab leaders toward a US invasion in Iraq come as no surprise to Johan Galtung, world renowned founder of the academic discipline of peace studies. He says the US assault on so-called terrorism in the six months since September 11th is simply state terrorism. Galtung, who has helped mediate in over 50 international conflicts, has been working on conflict transformation with Afghan leaders in the region. This weekend Galtung was at Pace University in New York, holding a workshop called Deep culture: an approach to conflict and conflict transformation. We turn now to a talk he gave, on ways of looking at September 11th. It was shot by Matthew Akers. GUEST: JOHAN GALTUNG, world renowned founder of the academic discipline of peace research and director of TRANSCEND, a global peace and development network. CONTACT: www.transcend.org 9:20-9:21 ONE-MINUTE MUSIC BREAK 9:21-9:40 AS VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY TOURS ARAB NATIONS TO DRUM UP SUPPORT FOR A US ATTACK ON IRAQ, WELL HEAR FROM THE FOUNDER OF PEACE STUDIES GUEST: JOHAN GALTUNG, world renowned founder of the academic discipline of peace research and director of TRANSCEND, a global peace and development network. CONTACT: www.transcend.org 9:40-9:41 ONE-MINUTE MUSIC BREAK 9:41-9:58 AS VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY TOURS ARAB NATIONS TO DRUM UP SUPPORT FOR A US ATTACK ON IRAQ, WELL HEAR FROM THE FOUNDER OF PEACE STUDIES GUEST: JOHAN GALTUNG, world renowned founder of the academic discipline of peace research and director of TRANSCEND, a global peace and development network. CONTACT: www.transcend.org MUSIC: 6-THE LUCKY ONES by James Alanson 20-REVELATIONS by Blaise Smith featuring Rebecca Marculescu blaise@hanksmithmusic.com 40-THEY DANCE ALONE by Richie Havens from Cuts to the Chase End-THE LUCKY ONES by James Alanson 9:58-9:59 OUTRO AND CREDITS

Date Recorded on: 
March 18, 2002
Date Broadcast on: 
March 18, 2002
Item duration: 
59 min.
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Distributor: 
WPFW; Amy Goodman, host. March 18, 2002
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