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The republic of Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula has come under great scrutiny by the Obama administration. Foreign policy analyst Conn Hallinan explains what the interest in Yemen might tell us about US geopolitical intentions in Asia. And Elizabeth Kneebone, co-author of a new report, talks about how American suburbs have become home to the largest population of poor people in the country.
It was a cataclysmic event, the first and only successful slave revolution in the Americas. In 1791 brutally exploited slaves on a small Caribbean island rose up and eventually won emancipation. Their story, a legacy that has inspired and instructed people and nations for centuries, is told in Laurent Dubois's Avengers of the New World. (Encore presentation.)