A Somali-born author and activist says a reformation of Islam is needed to address extremism and mistreatment of women. Diane and guests discuss the ongoing debate over the roots of Islamic extremism and the role of women in the Muslim world.
American citizen Lori Berenson has been held in Peruvian prison custody for almost five years, serving a life sentence after being convicted of treason. She has maintained that she is innocent of the charges. Now, amid political upheaval in Peru, she awaits a new trial in civil court. Diane talks with Lori Berenson’s parents about their activism on their daughter’s behalf, and with a journalist who conducted an exclusive interview with Lori Berenson last year.
- Amy Goodman host of Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now"
- Mark and Rhoda Berenson parents of Lori Berenson
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