Thursday, July 13, 2000

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  • The Holocaust Industry

    The Guardian newspaper in London calls it "the most controversial book of the year". The Sunday Times labels it "explosive". The Evening Standard says its author is a "maverick." What do these newspapers have in common? They’re not American. [includes rush transcript]

  • Activists Prepare for Mass Mobilization at Democratic and Republican Conventions

    As the Republicans and Democrats finalize their plans for the political conventions this summer in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, activists are in full swing with plans for the Un-Convention in the streets. Today we are going to look at the plans for the official conventions and the protests in the streets. [includes rush transcript]

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