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Monday, October 18, 2004

  • Army Detains U.S. Reservists Who Refuse to Carry Out "Suicide Mission" In Iraq


    Army National Guard 1st Lt. Paul Rieckhoff discusses how the Bush administration has failed to adquately protect soldiers on the battlefield. Rieckhoff served in Iraq from April 2003 to February 2004. He is also the founder of the group Operation Truth. [includes rush transcript]

  • Sinclair Spokesperson Discusses His Former CIA Job and Whether He Will Air Anti-Kerry Special


    We speak with Mark Hyman, Vice President for Corporate Relations at Sinclair Broadcast Group, which created an uproar last week when plans surfaced it ordered its 62 TV stations to pre-empt regular prime-time programming in favor of airing what many call an anti-Kerry film. Before working for Sinclair, Hyman served as an officer in Naval Intelligence and did work for the Central Intelligence Agency. [includes rush transcript]

  • Indymedia Servers Seized in Britain Shutting Down 20 Websites


    In the latest crackdown on the Indymedia network, the FBI with Spanish and Swiss officials oversaw the confiscation of the servers. Indymedia’s Internet provider is under a gag order not to talk about what happened. [includes rush transcript]