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Syrian protesters gather around U.N. observers during their visit in Douma near the capital of Damascus, Syria on Monday.

Apr. 25, 2012

The UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria seems like a lost cause as Assad’s troops and the opposition continue their assaults. While other options to address the conflict have been suggested, few, if any, are good ones. Worldview assesses the situation in Syria with Mohyeddin Kassar, president of the Syrian American Society. Also, Worldview talks with Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Mendez was himself a victim of torture under the Argentinean military dictatorship. And, Jerome and  Global Notes contributor Catalina Maria Johnson take a look at how 1970’s punk bands like The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and The Clash are influencing a new generation of musicians around the globe. They explore everything from punk-polka in Austria to Ukrainian gypsy music.