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Looking Back, Moving Forward 2007

As the year 2007 ends, we reflect on three key issues we covered this past year and hear the voices of: the immigrant labor force in post-hurricane New Orleans, domestic workers in the United States, and Iraqi refugees on the streets of Damascus.

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Investing in Insecurity Along U.S. Borders

Independent producer Joseph Richey visits Project 28 – Boeing’s security site, a 28-mile strip along the U.S.-Mexico border. Then we talk to “No One is Illegal” organizer, Harjap Grewal, about migration and international trade.

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Women Rising XV: World Health Activists

Prudence Mabele is a South African activist in the battle to contain HIV. Mary Pipher is an American psychologist and author confronting the American Psychological Association about its cooperation with the U.S. government in the use of torture.

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Iraq, Iran, Pakistan: Dahr Jamail and David Barsamian in Conversation

Independent journalists David Barsamian and Dahr Jamail tackle Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and our relationship to each of these countries.

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The Color of AIDS: Bringing “Risk” Up to Date

Those on the front lines of the grassroots HIV/AIDS movement bring the discussion about HIV risk up to date. They say generating more relevant prevention models is literally a matter of life and death, especially for women of color.

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HIV Groups Work to Bring CDC’s Risk Categories Up to Date

Eighty percent of women get the HIV virus from heterosexual contact. Yet the Centers for Disease Control or CDC, has no category for these women. The government agency distributed 300 million dollars a year to state and local health departments for prevention activists to high risked population. But are these funds getting to the people that need them?

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The Gathering – A Modern Thanksgiving Story

Grassroots leaders from emerging democracy movements speak out about how to create democracy in the U.S. It all starts, they say, within their own communities.

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Local Democracy: Building From the Bottom Up

Grassroots leaders from emerging democracy movements speak out about how to create democracy in the U.S. It all starts, they say, within their own communities.

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Renaissance Village: FEMA’s Dirty Secret

After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, thousands were sent to live at Renaissance Park, a FEMA run trailer park. Hundreds of families are still stuck there. We hear from youth, women and advocates from “Workers Centers,” organizing to move out.

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Water Rights: No Clear Solution

Water is often referred to as the “new” blue gold of the 21st century. With untold profits to be made in controlling this vital resource, private entrepreneurs and corporations are vying to manage the world’s water. But is it a good idea?

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