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Democracy Now! - October 21, 2005 at 6:00am
Lawyer: Guantanamo Detainees on Hunger Strike Tortured and Violently Force-Fed by Guards, Medical Staff...
Democracy Now! - October 20, 2005 at 6:00am
Killing the Witness: Spanish Judge Orders Arrest & Extradition of U.S. Soldiers in Death of Spanish Journalist Jose Couso in Iraq...
Democracy Now! - October 19, 2005 at 6:00am
Mike Davis on The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu...
Democracy Now! - October 18, 2005 at 6:00am
The Grapple in the Big Apple: British MP George Galloway v. Christopher Hitchens We play an extended portion of this historic debate between two of Britain's most fiery orators recorded last month in New York. The two debate the Iraq invasion, Saddam Hussein, the Bush administration, Palestine and more.
Democracy Now! - October 17, 2005 at 6:00am
Iraqi Feminist Yanar Mohammed on the Iraq Constitution Vote...
Democracy Now! - October 14, 2005 at 6:00am
Russell Simmons, Larry Hamm and Julianne Malveaux on the Millions More Movement...
Democracy Now! - October 13, 2005 at 6:00am
Liberias First Election Since the Civil War: High Turnout and High Hopes Liberia holds its first elections since the end of the 14-year civil war two years ago, drawing 1.3 million voters. The first official results show former soccer player George Weah and former World Bank economist Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as the leading figures in the race. We speak with Liberian Emira Woods, of the Institute for Policy Studies, about voters' hopes for the country's future and challenges stemming from the past. Top Al-Jazeera Reporter Yousri Fouda On the Media and His Interviews with Al Qaeda Leaders Investigative reporter Yousri Fouda from Al-Jazeera, the Arabic satellite television station, talks about his interviews with the al Qaeda members behind 9/11 and the danger al-Jazeera correspondents risk in light of the U.S. bombings of networks stations, the killing of correspondents, and the jailing of al-Jazeera reporters. Fouda speaks about the international attitude towards the network as it grows. Democrats Chant Shame in Congress After Bills Pass Benefiting Big Businesses In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, legislation in the Senate and House has been criticized as beneficial to corporations while sidelining the victims of the disaster. Recently, House Republican leaders pushed through a bill to make it easier for oil companies to build new domestic refineries.
Democracy Now! - October 12, 2005 at 6:00am
Exclusive Interview: Murray Waas On How Dick Cheney's Top Aide 'Scooter' Libby Misled Federal Prosecutors in the CIA Leak Case...
Democracy Now! - October 11, 2005 at 6:00am
Did Mohamed ElBaradei and the IAEA Deserve to Win the Nobel Peace Prize? World leaders are hailing the International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief Mohamed ElBaradei for their efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But a number of environmental groups and activists are asserting that the IAEA has actually heightened the threat of nuclear war by promoting nuclear power. We host a debate between former Clinton official Nancy Soderberg and British writer George Monbiot. Texan Environmental Activist Diane Wilson: Why I Refuse to go Jail Three years ago Wilson was arrested for committing civil disobediance at a Dow Chemical plant to protest the company's connection to the Bhopal chemical disaster. Shes now refusing to go to prison until former Union Carbide CEO Warren Andersen is jailed for his role in Bhopal. Devastated by Mudslides, Guatemalan Villagers Refuse Military Aid Remembering 1990 Army Massacre The death toll in Central America following Hurricane Stan is still climbing after torrential rains caused deadly floods and mudslides. We go to Guatamala City to speak with Paul Menchu, brother of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchu Tum.
Democracy Now! - October 10, 2005 at 9:00am
20,000 Dead in Pakistan Following Massive Earthquake, Officials Fear Final Toll Could Exceed 40,000 At least 20,000 people have died in Pakistan and India in a massive earthquake Saturday. Hardest hit was the area around the Pakistani Kashmir capital of Muzaffarabad. It is believed to be the worst natural disaster in Pakistan's history and officials fear the final death toll could exceed 40,000. We go to Lahore to speak with author and activist Tariq Ali and a Moeen Cheema, a professor of law and policy in Pakistan. Indian Tribes and Hurricane Katrina: Overlooked by the Federal Government, Relief Organizations and the Corporate Media We take a look the plight of American Indians living in southeast Louisiana weeks after hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast. Tribal leaders say they have been overlooked by the media, relief organizations and the federal government. Indigenous Activists Blast Columbus Day as "Propping Up of Racist Propaganda" Today is known as Columbus Day - we take a look at why some people are not commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the so-called "new world." Sonia Bock 1897-2005: Amy Goodman Remembers Her Grandmother, a Woman of Three Centuries Amy Goodman's grandmother, Sonia Bock, died October 5, 2005 at the age of 108. She was born in 1897, in Ruvno, Poland. She lived through the pogroms of Tsarist Russia, the Bolshevik revolution and the Holocaust.
Democracy Now! - October 7, 2005 at 6:00am
Bush Announces Renewed War on "Islamo-Fascism," Rejects Demands for U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Iraq President Bush firmly rejected demands for a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and tried to refocus America's attention on the threat from Islamic extremism. We speak with investigative reporter Robert Dreyfuss, author of "Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam." Pentagon Analyst Pleads Guilty in AIPAC-Israeli Spy Case Larry Franklin, a top Pentagon analyst, plead guilty to handing over highly classified intelligence to members of the pro-Israeli lobbying group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee or AIPAC. Franklin also admitted for the first time that he handed over top-secret information on Iran directly to an Israeli government official in Washington. We speak with investigative reporter, Robert Dreyfuss. UN Nuclear Watchdog ELBaradei Wins Nobel Peace Prize Months After U.S. Tries To Force Him From Job as Head of IAEA The International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief Mohamed ElBaradei have won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. We speak with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute of Policy Studies. GE Strikes A Deal to Clean Up PCBs in the Hudson Federal authorities and General Electric have struck a deal on dredging polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, contaminated sediment from the Hudson River. We have a discussion between an EPA administrator and an attorney from Riverkeeper.
Democracy Now! - October 3, 2005 at 6:00am
Bush Nominates Longtime Friend and Attorney Harriet Miers for Supreme Court...