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Thursday, December 16, 2004

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  • New Documents Show Marines Tortured Iraqis, Pentagon Admits 8 Detainees Died in U.S. Custody in Afghanistan


    Newly released military documents show U.S. Marines carried out mock executions, used electric shocks and burned prisoners inside Iraqi jails. And the Pentagon has admitted that at least eight detainees have died in U.S. custody in Afghanistan. We speak with representatives of the ACLU and Human Rights Watch who uncovered the abuses. [includes rush transcript]

  • Unocal Settles Landmark Human Rights Case with Burmese Villagers


    A ground-breaking settlement was reached in the long-running human rights case brought by Burmese villagers against the energy giant Unocal. We speak with the executive director of the Center for Justice and Accountability. [includes rush transcript]

  • Inuits to Sue U.S. Over Global Warming


    Inuit leaders are seeking a ruling from an international court that the U.S. government’s position on global warming is threatening their existence as a people. We speak with the managing attorney at Earth Justice. [includes rush transcript]

  • Senate Democrats Protest Top Secret Spy Satellite Project


    The Justice Department is reviewing a request for a criminal investigation into recent disclosures about a highly classified satellite surveillance program. We speak with a stealth satellite expert from the National Security Archive. [includes rush transcript]

  • CIA Agent Says Bosses Ordered Him To Falsify WMD Reports


    An undercover intelligence officer, who is suing the CIA, says his managers asked him to falsify his reporting on weapons of mass destruction and retaliated against him when he refused. We speak with his attorney. [includes rush transcript]