Tuesday, December 9, 2003

  • Manhunt in Iraq: Israel Trains U.S. Assassination Squads

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    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh reveals how a new Special Forces group assembled to "neutralize" Iraqi resistance is working with Israeli commandoes to train in assassination and other tactics — comparable to the Phoenix Program in Vietnam. One of the key planners is Lt Gen. William Boykin who declared that Bush was not elected but appointed by God. [Includes transcript]

  • A Look At Wesley Clark and the Media’s "Shameful" Coverage of Bush’s Trip to Iraq

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    Matt Taibbi, New York Press columnist and contributing writer at The Nation, discusses Wesley Clark’s "unrepentant" support for the Vietnam war and his current position on Iraq and we look at the treatment of the media at Bush’s Thanksgiving trip to Iraq. [Includes transcript]

  • Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs Accused of Using Honduras Sweatshops for Sean John Line

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    Workers say they suffered mutiple workers’ rights abuses at a factory producing the Sean John clothing line in Honduras. We speak with the National Labor Committee’s Charles Kernaghan about the conditions in five central American countries now negotiating a free-trade agreement with the U.S. known as Cafta. [Includes transcript]

  • 22nd Anniversary of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Arrest for Fatal Shooting of Officer Danny Faulkner

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    22 years ago today Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested for the fatal shooting of police officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal was also gravely wounded. We speak with activist Pam Africa about Pennsylvania’s most famous death row inmate. [Includes transcript]

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