Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Anti-war protesters are planning a march in Washington and San Francisco for this weekend. We’ll talk about the status of the anti-war movement in the United States, who supports the movement and why.
- Bob Edgar CEO, Common Cause former Congressman, D, 7th District, PA, 1975 - 1987 and former general secretary, National Council of Churches
- Phyllis Bennis Institute for Policy Studies and author of "Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power"
- David Corn Washington bureau chief, "Mother Jones" magazine; author of several books, most recently, "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War." He blogs at politicsdaily.com.
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