Monday, November 1, 2004

  • Robert Fisk: "Bin Laden’s Vote is For George Bush"


    As the newest videotaped message from Osama bin Laden is broadcast four days before the election, we speak with veteran Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk, who has interviewed bin Laden three times. Fisk also discusses Iraqi civilian casualties, kidnapped humanitarian worker Margaret Hassan, Palestinian leader Yasser Araft’s ailing health and much more. [includes rush transcript]

  • Study: Iraq Invasion Has Killed 100,000 Civilians


    We speak with the co-author of a new independent, peer-reviewed study that has concluded at least 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died because of the U.S invasion last year. [includes rush transcript]

  • IRS Investigating NAACP For Criticizing Bush


    The Internal Revenue Service is investigating the non-profit status of the NAACP after its chairman, Julian Bond, criticized the Bush administration in a speech at its annual convention in July. We speak with NAACP Director Hilary Shelton about the investigation as well as the intimidation and suppression of voters around the country. [includes rush transcript]

  • New Initiative Calls for Mass Protest on Nov. 3 if Election is "Stolen"


    We speak with Medea Benjamin, an organizer with the No Stolen Elections campaign that is calling on people everywhere to engage in protest and non-violent civil disobedience if they find that significant fraud in the election. [includes rush transcript]

  • Indymedia Launches Special Election Coverage


    The Indymedia network is launching a new website,, as part of its special coverage of the 2004 election. We speak with Joshua Breitbart, who is working with the Michigan Indymedia Center. [includes rush transcript]

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