Thursday, December 9, 2004

  • Intel Agent Strapped to Gurney and Flown Out of Iraq by U.S. Army After Reporting Torture of Detainees

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    A veteran sergeant who told his commanding officers that he witnessed his colleagues torturing Iraqi detainees was strapped to a gurney and flown out of Iraq–even though there was nothing wrong with him. We speak with the reporter–former U.S. Army counterintelligence agent David DeBatto–who broke the story. [includes rush transcript]

  • Will the AFL-CIO Split? A Debate on the Future of Organized Labor

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    A handful of top national labor union leaders have threatened to split away from the powerful AFL-CIO and set up a new labor alliance unless the parent body adopts new policies to stem decades of decline in union membership. We host a debate with spokespeople from the Communications Workers of America and Unite Here. [includes rush transcript]

  • Is Puerto Rico the Florida of 2004?

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    The fight over Puerto Rico’s gubernatorial election more than a month ago has brought the issue of the island’s official relationship with the United States front and center once again. We go to Puerto Rico to speak with independent political analyst Juan Manuel Garcia-Passalacqua. [includes rush transcript]

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