BTS 4/30/07: Dems and Impeachment; Yeltsin's Legacy; May Day demos

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Tomorrow is May Day, celebrated around the world as the international day of labor. It is also the first anniversary of the gigantic and historic demonstrations around the country that demonstrated the power and weight of immigrants to our economy and society. We'll talk to Gustavo Arellano at the end of the hour about this anniversary, the demonstrations tomorrow, and the publication of his book Ask a Mexican.

First, we'll talk to Marcy Winograd, fresh from the California Democratic Party Convention, about the impeachment resolution they passed, and so much more.

In the middle of the hour, we'll talk to Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel and Boris Kagarlitsky in Moscow about the legacy of Boris Yeltsin, who died last week.

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1. Marcy Winograd ran as a peace candidate in 2006 against Jane Harman in the 36th District, and took 38% of the vote. She is a former President of the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles and has been a longtime activist.

2. Katrina Vanden Heuvel has been The Nation's editor since 1995 and publisher since 2005. She is the co-editor of Taking Back America--And Taking Down The Radical Right (NationBooks, 2004) and, most recently, editor of The Dictionary of Republicanisms, (NationBooks, 2005). She is also co-editor (with Stephen F. Cohen) of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (Norton, 1989) and editor of The Nation: 1865-1990, and the collection A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy and September 11, 2001. Her weblog for thenation.com is "Editor's Cut." Katrina is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, and she also serves on the board of The Institute for Women's Policy Research, The Institute for Policy Studies, The World Policy Institute, The Correctional Association of New York and The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

3. Boris Kagarlitsky is co-ordinator of the TNI Global Crisis project and Director of the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements in Moscow. Boris' latest books are The Politics of Empire: Globalisation in Crisis (Pluto Press/TNI), Russia Under Yeltsin And Putin: Neo-Liberal Autocracy (TNI/Pluto 2002), The Return of Radicalism: Reshaping the Left Institutions (Pluto Press), The Twilight of Globalization. Property, State and Capitalism (Pluto Press), and New Realism, New Barbarism: The Crisis of Capitalism (Pluto 1999). He won the Deutscher Memorial Prize for his book, The Thinking Reed: Intellectuals and the Soviet State (Verso 1988). He writes regularly for The Moscow Times and Eurasian Home. Boris was co-ordinator of the Moscow People's Front between '88 and '90, and also advised the Workers' Committee of Prokpievsk and Karaganda during this period. He was a deputy to the Moscow City Soviet between 1990-93, during which time he was a member of the executive of the Socialist Party of Russia, co-founder of the Party of Labour, and advisor to the Chairperson of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.

4. Gustavo Arellano writes the "Ask a Mexican" column for the OC Weekly. His book, of the same name, comes out May 1st.