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Ten Questions: French protesters take to the streets, Hussein charged with genocide

(CNN Student News) -- April 5, 2006

Answer the following questions about today's featured news stories. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. Why did more than 1 million protesters take to the streets in France yesterday? Why do you think that some of the protesters became violent?

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2. Should the French government respond to the rioters and their requests? If so, how? If not, why not?

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3. According to the video, what are some of the core components of the controversial new labor law? What are some of the benefits and drawbacks of the new law? What is your opinion of the law?

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4. Why did 650 students in California's Oceanside school district skip school last Tuesday and Wednesday? Do you think that these students should be suspended? Why or why not?

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5. In your view, why do national flags often evoke emotion and national pride?

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6. According to the segment, why have some U.S. schools recently prohibited students from bringing flags to school? What is your opinion of this policy? Do you think that it will quell underlying tensions? Why or why not?

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7. What new charges were recently brought against Saddam Hussein and six other defendants? What was the Anfal campaign?

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8. In the segment, Kurdish political leader Barham Salah states that the new charges against Hussein mark "an important moment" in Kurdish history. What do you think that he means?

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9. According to the program, for what other crimes do Kurdish and Shia communities want Hussein to be tried?

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10. What is the status of Hussein's current trial and the Anfal indictment? In your opinion, how should the court deal with the possibility of multiple trials?

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