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Southern Sudan/Darfur 2008

Photos from our trip to Southern Sudan on the border of Darfur in March, 2008:

darfur

Joe & Sherry Madison and Thom on the border of Darfur at Gok Machar, Southern Sudan

Darfur 2

Thom recording a story from people who's villages were burned.

darfur 3

Thom and some friends (the local commissioner's security detail)

Plane landing in Got Machar

This is the plane landing to pick us up from the Southern Sudan / Darfur border.

Children in Gok Machar

Monica and her uncle

One of the slaves returned to the nearby village was Monica's (the commisioner) uncle. He had been a slave since the early 80's.

High officials in a remote area

These are the high officials and chief (black cowboy hat) of a remote area we traveled to and delivered aid. He became very emotional when thanking us. He also promised to find the families of the recently returned slaves to his villages.

The boys going through their 'sacks of hope.'

The boys (newly freed slaves) going through their 'sacks of hope.'

slave interview

This boy was tied to a bench and raped by his master's son. He is being interviewed by CSI.

freed slaves

These boys are all former slaves. There are few older people in these pictures. At a certian age they are often killed and replaced by younger slaves.

woman in west

This woman is a former slave. Many times these childeren were the products of rape.

abuse

These pictures are of abuse the children recieved as slaves. Many were stabbed, burnt, or beaten.

abused woman

Almost all the women went through genital mutilation. This woman refused and is telling the story of how she was beaten because of it.

village

In this area 45,000 people share one well.

girl

This girl has a bad wound (below) in her leg. This will be the first time she's ever seen a doctor.

wound

sacks of hope

"Sacks of Hope" we flew in to Gok Machar in the cargo plane with us. To donate a "Sack of Hope" click here: http://www.csi-int.org/sudan_donation_sac.php

There are more photos of Darfur from Mia Farrow's site http://www.miafarrow.org/photo_03.html and on Ellen Ratner's Talk Radio News site at http://talkradionews.com/2008/03/photos-from-sudan/ ...

March 27 2008 show notes

  • Melt down in Iraq. McCain's perspective in his speech, some of which really concerned Thom.
  • Guest: Larry Adelman. "Unnatural Causes" Documentary. Why Americans get so sick.
  • Guest: Carrie Lukas, Independent Women's Forum. Climate Security Act.
  • Progressive advertising feature: Guest: Huma Gruaz, the Shark Steam Mop.
  • Guest: Former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker.
  • Guest: Christy Harvey, Center for American Progress. "News Under the Radar".

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

Thom Hartmann in Hustler Magazine on GOP Double Speak

Thought for the day:

"The radio business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

--Hunter S. Thompson

On the Program March 28th 2008

Hour One - Guest: Gov. Brian Schweitzer http://governor.mt.gov/default.asp & Senator Jon Tester http://tester.senate.gov/

Hour Two - Guest: "Brunch with Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders http://sanders.senate.gov/

Hour Three - Guest: Rep. Jim McDermott http://www.house.gov/mcdermott Topic: Iraq visit funded by Saddam, Iraq 5 years later, and his trip to India about energy (just returned Wednesday

Guest: Senator Max Baucus http://baucus.senate.gov/

Minneapolis talk show host Jack Rice (along with Rusty Humphries and Joe Madison) accompanied Ellen Ratner, Dan Patterson, and me in South Sudan and on the Darfur border. Here's one of his interviews with John Eibner, the director of CSI (to donate, here's the link: http://www.csi-int.org/sudan_donation_sac.php :

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March 26 2008 show notes

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

On the Program - March 27th 2008

Hour One - Guest: Mark Mathis www.expelledthemovie.com Topic: Thom and Mark Mathis debate - Florida Public Schools Forced to Embrace Darwinism and Silence Academic Freedom…Will This Set A Precedent For The Country?

Hour Two - Guest: Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Thom is challenging Carrie who is here saying - America's Climate Security Act Bad for the Economy

Hour Three - Guest: Former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker Topic: Expert insight, analysis and commentary into the recent market and economic crisis. Is there a limit on what Bernanke can do? What more can the Bush Administration do to restore credibility? What are the short-term and long-term problems and solutions?

Guest: Christy Harvey www.americanprogress.org Topic: "News Under the Radar"

March 28 - Missoula, MT - Thom live from affiliate KMPT 930 Missoula, MT & 2 p.m. on the 28th Hartmann will give a talk at the Holiday Inn Parkside at 200 S. Pattee St. in Missoula. The talk is free and open to the public and Hartmann will be available to sign copies of his books. Guests: Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, Senator Jon Tester & Senator Bernie Sanders "Brunch with Bernie" all here on Friday.

March 25 2008 show notes

  • Is it time for the democrats to begin using the 'D' word?
  • Violence is flaring up between al Sadr's forces and the government in Iraq.
  • Nuclear attack on Iran?
  • Guest: Congressman Mike Capuano (MA-08), co-chair of the Congressional Sudan Caucus.
  • Guest: Dahr Jamail, independent journalist reporting from the Middle East.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

On the Program - March 26th 2008

Hour One - Guest: Tara Ross http://www.taraross.com/default.asp Topic: Thom is disagreeing with Tara on - Is the cross above than the flag? What General George Washington would say about the latest clash between church and state - The Naval Academy color guard is"dipping" the American flag below a cross during worship services, reports the NY Times.

Hour Two - Guest: Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com Topic: Thom and Terry will be debating the healthcare plans of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as a model for moving forward on healthcare.

Hour Three - Guest: "Everything you Know is Wrong" Frank Viola www.paganchristianity.org Topic: Are the roots of Christianity Pagan?

March 28 - Missoula, MT - Thom live from affiliate KMPT 930 Missoula, MT & 2 p.m. on the 28th Hartmann will give a talk at the Holiday Inn Parkside at 200 S. Pattee St. in Missoula. The talk is free and open to the public and Hartmann will be available to sign copies of his books. Guests: Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, Senator Jon Tester & Senator Bernie Sanders "Brunch with Bernie" all here on Friday.

March 24 2008 show notes

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

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