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Friday, April 30, 2004

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  • Globalizing Democracy: Manifesto for a New World Order


    We speak with author and journalist George Monbiot about his latest book, Manifesto For a New World Order in which he describes how a handful of men in the richest nations use the global powers they have assumed to make decisions regarding war, peace, debt, development and the balance of trade to tell the rest of the world how to live. [includes rush transcript]

  • Abu Ghraib: New Warden, Same Prison


    As CBS broadcasts pictures of U.S. soldiers committing acts of abuse against Iraqi prisoners, we go to Iraq for a report on the notorious Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad where thousands of Iraqis are imprisoned and subjected to human rights abuses by their new jailers–the U.S. military. [includes rush transcript}

  • GOP Allied Media Group Orders Affiliates To Preempt "Nightline" Show Honoring Slain U.S. Troops


    Citing political reasons, the Sinclair Broadcast Group ordered its ABC affiliates to preempt a broadcast of ABC News’ "Nightline" where host Ted Koppel will read the names of every U.S. soldier killed in combat in Iraq. 98 percent of Sinclair’s political contributions in 2004 have gone to Republican candidates. We speak Jane Bright, who lost her son in Iraq and Norman Solomon of the Institute for Public Accuracy. [includes rush transcript]

  • 60 Years is Enough: Thousands Protest the IMF and World Bank


    As thousands of demonstrators converge on Washington DC to protest the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, we speak with activist Njoki Njehu about destructive free trade agreements and structural adjustment programs as well as elections in South Africa and water privatization. [includes rush transcript]