Thursday, October 30, 2003

  • Can Democracy in America Survive Electronic Voting?


    Electronic voting may place the integrity of elections in the unchallenged, unscrutinized control of a few large–and pro-Republican — corporations while software concerns raise questions about the reliability and security of electronic voting. [includes transcript]

  • ISP Defies Electronic Voting Machine Maker’s Copyright Claims


    Electronic voting company Diebold sent out dozens of notices to ISPs linking to or publishing copies of controversial internal Diebold memos demanding they remove the information from their websites. One ISP, Online Policy Group, rejected the takedown demand. [includes transcript]

  • Iraqis Denied Worker Rights Under U.S. Occupation


    Labor journalist David Bacon exposes how the Bush administration is systematically busting unions in Iraq to facilitate privatization and how none of the $87 billion appropriated by Congress for reconstruction will go to Iraqi workers or the unemployed. [includes transcript]

  • The War Business: Squeezing a Profit from the Wreckage in Iraq


    We speak with leading scholar and author of Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire Chalmers Johnson about reconstruction in Iraq and profiting from empire. [includes transcript]

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