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This holiday weekend, as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we hear from D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on how the civil rights leader impacted his life. We’ll also hear from Free Press’s Joseph Torres on how Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement benefitted from minority media ownership, which remains a critical and largely overlooked issue.
This past week marked the tenth anniversary of the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. Daniel Lakemacher, a soldier-turned-conscientious objector, discusses his six months at Gitmo, which he has described as “the most hate-filled place I have ever experienced.”
Nigeria has been rocked by protests over President Goodluck Jonathan’s attempt to raise prices on oil. At a demonstration outside the World Bank’s D.C. headquarters, activists decried the fact that Africa’s leading producer of crude oil may become a country where most of its citizens cannot afford to use oil for cooking and other necessities.
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