Thursday, July 3, 2003

  • Democracy Now! Exclusive: Why The Carlyle Group Pushed George W. Bush Off Its Board


    In a broadcast exclusive, Democracy Now! airs a recording of a recent talk by David Rubenstein, founder of the secretive defense contractor Carlyle Group. He recalls how useless Bush was as a board member of Carlyle’s firm Caterair and his surprise that George W. is now president. We also talk to Dan Briody, author of The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group.

  • Exposed: U.S. Secretly Built Mobile Germ Unit & Plans to Vastly Expand Bioterrorism Labs


    U.S. plans to spend about $2.5 billion to build new bioterrorism defense laboratories around the country, many in densely populated areas. 6,000 new employees may soon be given access to some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. The New York Times revealed yesterday that Dr. Steven Hatfill helped build a U.S. secret germ lab even after he was cited as a suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

  • 35 Nations Lose U.S. Military Aid For Not Exempting Americans From International Criminal Court


    The Bush administration cut off military aid to 35 friendly countries on Tuesday because they have signed on to the International Criminal Court without exempting Americans from possible prosecution. Countries include Brazil, Columbia, Ireland, Peru, South Africa, Switzerland and Venezuela. Democracy Now! hosts a debate on the International Criminal Court.

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