Friday, October 10, 2003

  • The Iraqi Gold Rush: "The Privatization of U.S. Foreign Policy"


    As the U.S. Congress takes its first step toward approving the $87 billion President Bush has requested for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, we take a look at the corporations poised to make a killing as private contractors flood into Baghdad. [Includes transcript]

  • Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq


    We speak with renowned author and Middle East scholar Tariq Ali, author of Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq, about the emerging Iraqi resistance against the U.S. occupation. [Includes transcript]

  • 9 Killed in Street Battles Between Army Troops and Protesters in Bolivia Over the Past Month


    A new cycle of conflict has developed in Bolivia as worker unions, coca farmers and ordinary citizens unite to prevent the sale of the nation’s gas reserves to the United States through a Chilean port. We got to Bolivia to hear from a member of the Bolivian Movement Against the FTAA.

  • Clark Under Fire In Democratic Presidential Debate


    Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark came under attack last night in a debate between the nine Democratic presidential candidates for shifting positions on the war in Iraq and for supporting President Bush’s tax cuts.

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