Tuesday, March 30, 2004

  • EXCLUSIVE: Brother of USS Cole Victim Speaks Out

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    In a Democracy Now! exclusive we speak with Anton Gunn, brother of Cherone Louis Gunn, one of the 17 US servicemen killed in the Oct. 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole. In his first extensive interview, Anton Gunn says, "There’s no doubt in my mind that 9/11 could have been fully thwarted." He discusses the investigation of the Cole attack and his frustrating dealings with FBI. [includes rush transcript]

  • Confronting Bush’s Brain: Immigrant Rights Groups Protest at Karl Rove’s House

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    Several hundred protesters arrived at the home of Karl Rove, Bush’s top political adviser, on Sunday afternoon to call for educational opportunities for immigrants. We speak with an activist who led the protest and who spoke with Rove after he agreed to meet with two members of the demonstration. [Includes rush transcript]

  • University Students Say No To Paying For Their Own Surveillance

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    Foreign and U.S. students are opposing a new university fee that funds a government tracking system to watch them, known as SEVIS–basically charging students for their own surveillance. We speak with students at two universities who have taken direct, grassroots actions to oppose the fee. [Includes rush transcript]

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