Thursday, December 23, 2004

  • A New Poverty Draft: Military Contractors Target Latin America For New Recruits


    Halliburton and other private military contractors have begun advertising campaigns in El Salvador, Colombia and Nicaragua to recruit ex-soldiers to work in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ohio Voting Rights Activists Call Electoral Fight The "Biggest Deal Since Selma"


    Ohio-based journalist Harvey Wasserman reviews the ongoing controversy surrounding the presidential vote in Ohio. Representative John Conyers–the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee–has called on The Associated Press and the five broadcast networks to turn over raw exit poll data collected on Election Day in order to investigate any discrepancies between the data and the certified election results. [includes rush transcript]

  • Military Families & 9/11 Families Raise $500,000 for Falluja Refugees


    A delegation of military family members whose sons died while fighting in the Iraq war will travel to Jordan from December 27, 2004 to January 4, 2005 to deliver $600,000 worth of humanitarian supplies for refugees from the U.S. attack on Falluja. [includes rush transcript]

  • Homeless Veterans: Soldiers Go From Fighting in Iraq to Fighting A New War At Home


    Two soldiers who recently returned from Iraq talk about how they faced another battle after they returned home. Nicole Goodwin, 24, only found a permanent place to live after she was profiled in the New York Times. 25-year-old Herold Noel is still looking for a place to live for his family. He talks to Democracy Now! in his first broadcast interview. [includes rush transcript]