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Title Dateline: Questions From Oruzgan/The Pink Gang/Interview with Richard Dawkins
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary QUESTIONS FROM ORUZGANCould four children, a teenager and an adult have been killed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan in a case of mistaken identity?And why is it taking so long for the Australian Defence Force to fully investigate and explain what happened in the attack in February 2009?Dateline video journalist Sophie McNeill and Chief Producer Geoff Parish have spent almost 12 months investigating what happened on that fateful night in Oruzgan.The survivors say they were mistakenly attacked by troops who were targeting a Taliban leader. They claim they're yet to be interviewed by the ADF.Tune in for their version of this devastating attack.You can also still see our September 2009 Interview with Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who's Chief of the Defence Force, about the deaths.THE PINK GANGSampat Pal from Uttar Pradesh in India had little education, was married off at 12 and became a mother at 15.It's a familiar story in the impoverished area, but now she's literally hitting back against such age-old traditions, and the men who enforce them.She's the leader of the Gulabi (or Pink) Gang, which has 40,000 members, dressed in their trademark pink saris.They tackle abusive men and corrupt officials, first with words, then ultimately by wielding the 'lathi', a wooden stick used by police.Her tactics seem to be working, but they're not popular with everyone. INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD DAWKINSRichard Dawkins is probably the world's most famous atheist, with his outspoken books against religion topping bestseller lists.Dawkins maintains that religion is simply incompatible with science and is the greatest source of conflict in the world. He made his name in the Seventies, and has been raising the ire of God-believing scientists and theologians ever since.George Negus speaks to him in Brisbane during his current tour of Australia to find out more about his controversial beliefs, or lack of them
Event Broadcast 2010-03-07 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Australia. Australian Army.
Dawkins, Richard, 1941-.
Gulabi Gang.
Mistaken identity.
Women social reformers.
Form Streaming video
Author Dawkins, Richard, contributor
Evans, Mark, contributor
Houston, Angus, contributor
Hurley, D. (David), contributor
Kahn, Jamela, contributor
Kahn, Zahir, contributor
Mcneill, Sophie, reporter
Negus, George, host
Pal, Sampat, contributor
Popal, Farid, contributor
Roberts, Amos, reporter