Show Details for Monday February 21st, 2011

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On Wednesday of last week, Ray McGovern was arrested and injured by police while silently standing in protest as Hillary Clinton spoke. With no sense of irony, she continued to condemn governments who don’t allow peaceful protests while Ray was dragged out of the room.

You can see video of the incident here:

I have already checked in with Ray and he is recovering well. I’m sure I speak for all when I say “Get well and thank you, Ray.”

Tonight’s show takes a detailed look at ruling against Chevron in Ecuador and events in Libya. Our guests are Greg Palast and Sarah Abdurrahman

Greg Palast

Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Armed Madhouse” (Penguin Paperback 2007) and has been on The Monitor several times over the years. This time we talk to him about the recent ruling in Ecuador and Chevron’s business practices there. Greg has traveled to Ecuador and seen the damage Chevron caused to the people and environment.

See Palast’s report from the Amazon for BBC , War Paint and Lawyers:
Rainforest Indians versus Big Oil



Greg Palast


Sarah Abdurrahman

Sarah Abdurrahman is a Libyan-American. She has lived and studied in Texas and joins the show from the East Coast to talk about events in Libya. She also helps keep the Feb 17th Voices feed on Twitter up to date. Read it here: Feb 17 voices (feb17voices) on Twitter


Technology and Progress in Arab World

Uninstalling dictator –

#TUNISIA ████████████████ : done

#EGYPT ████████████████ : done

#LIBYA ███░░░░░░░░░░: in progress


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