Bulletin N° 398


9 March 2009
Grenoble, France

Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
Below is the Internet link to Democracy Now! (March 9, 2009) celebrating International Women's Day (8 March 2009) around the world, including women in Gaza !


Francis McCollum Feeley
Professor of American Studies
Director of Research
Université Stendhal Grenoble 3

from Democracy Now! :
Date: 9 March 2009
Subject:International Women's Day.


* Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Alice Walker, CODEPINK Founder Medea Benjamin in Gaza to Mark International Women's Day *

Millions around the world marked International Women's Day on Sunday by celebrating advances made by women and honoring the ongoing global struggle for gender equality and equal rights. We go to Gaza, where a women's delegation just made it in, to speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin.


* Fmr. Irish President Mary Robinson Joins Women Leaders at International Women's Conference in Liberia *

As we mark International Women's Day, we speak with world-renowned human rights lawyer and advocate, Mary Robinson. She is the former president of Ireland, the first woman ever to hold the office. She is also the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Robinson speaks about the international women's conference hosted in Liberia by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first female president; being chosen as one of Nelson Mandela's "Elders"; and the ongoing struggle for women's rights from Afghanistan to Iraq to Iran.


* AT&T Accused of Discriminating Against Local Public Access Channels, Deadline for Public Comment Expires Tonight *

Community media groups are accusing the telecom giant AT&T of discriminating against local public access channels across the nation, and the deadline for public comment is midnight tonight. The dispute centers around how AT&T delivers public television stations to customers. Instead of putting the stations on individual channels, AT&T has bundled community stations onto a generic channel that can only be navigated through a complex and lengthy process. Public television advocates say AT&T is imposing unfair restrictions that will severely restrict audiences.


* Headlines for March 9, 2009 *

Report: World Faces First Global Recession Since WWII
US Unemployment Rate Jumps to 8.1 Percent
Record 31.8 Million Americans Now on Food Stamps
Obama Admits US Isn't Winning War in Afghanistan; Considers Talks with Taliban
Obama to Overturn Stem Cell Research Ban
US Military Chief Backs Counterinsurgency for Mexico
Mexican Drug Cartels Rely on US Weapons Purchases
Wife of Zimbabwean PM Tsvangirai Killed in Car Crash
Sudan Threatens to Kick Out More Foreign Aid Groups
EU: Israel Is "Actively Pursuing the Illegal Annexation" of East Jerusalem
N. Korea Condemns US-South Korean Military Exercise
UK Probe Urged over British Role in US Rendition Case
Supreme Court Dismisses al-Marri Case
Obama Administration Defends John Yoo in Suit Filed by Jose Padilla
Two British Troops Killed in North Ireland Attack


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Democracy Now!'s daily news summaries are now available in Spanish:

Read Monday, March 9, 2009:

To subscribe to these "Titulares de Hoy" by email, send a blank message
to: boletin-sub@list.democracynow.org

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009:

* Ha-Joon Chang, an economist at the University of Cambridge and author of "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism."

* Rangina Hamidi, American-Afghan activist speaks to us from Kandahar.

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* Read Amy Goodman's latest column *

"Obama's Coalition of the Unwilling"


Consider writing your local newspaper and asking for them to carry the column, distributed by King Features.  Many papers across the US have done so already.

If you see the column in your paper, please mail us a copy of the full page, to:

Democracy Now!
100 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10013

Thank you!
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* New stations broadcasting Democracy Now! *

Oppnakanalen Göteborg Broadcasting in Göteborg, Sweden is now airing Democracy Now! on Wednesdays at 1900h

WAIH, 90.3 FM (SUNY), in Pottsdam, NY is now airing Democracy Now! at 8pm, Thursdays, Website: www.theway903.com

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* New stations broadcasting "Los Titulares de Hoy" (Democracy Now!'s daily news summary in Spanish) *

930AM Radio Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica airs Amy's column on Saturdays between 3-5pm on the show "Más alla de nuestras fronteras" (Beyond our borders)
www.radiocr.net and www.enlaesquinadelparque.com

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Also available as a "podcast"! Get the Democracy Now! daily show and/or the Spanish Headlines automatically downloaded to your computer or portable audio player. Visit http://www.democracynow.org/podcasting to see how.

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We are gathering information to offer DN! as a resource to educational institutions and programs. Note we also offer copies of the show in several formats at a 50% discount to educators. Please share your experiences with us by writing to (please include your contact info): education@democracynow.org.

from Francis Feeley :
Date: 9 March 2009
Subject: GRITtv is documenting local movement activities around the world.

Dear Students,
GRITtv is calling for short documentaries of local actions around the world. If you have something to send, you should do it.

Have a good evening,

P.S. The entire documentation of our "alternative course" on the tram will be posted on the Internet this week.