Shows: August 22, 2011

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Partners in the Police State? US Tech Giant Cisco Sued for Aiding China

The US tech industry that brought us the tools for online mass mobilization may also be helping China silence political dissidents. A group of activists in China are suing US tech giant Cisco for allegedly partnering with Chinese government to suppress communications related to controversial political issues. The case, Du v. Cisco has galvanized free speech activists in the U.S. who think American corporations have no business aiding and abetting oppressive regimes overseas.

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Ground Zero Redux: Hiroshima 1945

New York's International Center for Photography is hosting an exhibit of newly unearthed images of atomic destruction in Hiroshima, Japan. We speak with writer and filmmaker Adam Harrison Levy and curator Erin Barnett about how these images of Hiroshimaís ground zero still resonate today.

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Drone Damage: US Responds to Civilian Death Reports

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As the U.S. continues its deadly drone war in Pakistan, a new report from the British Bureau of Investigative Journalism concludes that as many as 168 children have been reported killed. Anonymous U.S. government officials, quoted recently in the New York Times, are responding by smearing the Bureauís sources. We speak with Shahzad Akbar, a major source for the report and a Pakistani lawyer who is suing the CIA for civilian deaths due to drone strikes.

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