Shows: April 13, 2010

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New Rights for Immigrants

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Padilla v. Kentucky that non-citizens have a constitutional right to be informed by their lawyers if pleading guilty could lead to deportation. We find out how the decision will impact immigrants facing criminal charges.

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US Military in Okinawa

The Japanese island of Okinawa hosts some three dozen American military bases. Under a 2006 agreement between the Bush administration and the previous Japanese government, the largest of them is scheduled to close as the US builds a replacement facility on a less populated part of the island. But the Japanese government is wavering on the agreement as Okinawans plan a major anti-US demonstration for next week.

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Maoist Movement in India

Last week’s ambush of a paramilitary police force by Maoist rebels in India marked the latest and largest in a series of incidents which have been escalating over the past year. The Maoist movement has been growing for decades, fueled by anger over threats of land displacement in the name of economic growth. Now the government has launched a massive military campaign known as Operation Green Hunt in an attempt to eradicate the Maoists once and for all.

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