Monday, May 3, 2004

  • Seymour Hersh: U.S. Knew of Rampant Abuse in Iraqi Prisons Months Ago


    We speak with Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Seymour Hersh about a classified internal U.S. army report he obtained that reveals systematic torture of at least 20 Iraqi prisoners who were subjected to "sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses" by their U.S. jailers at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. includes rush transcript]

  • Stadium of Death: Fallujah Residents Bury Their Dead In Aftermath of Bloody U.S. Siege


    U.S. forces pull out of Fallujah following a brutal U.S. siege which killed some 600 Iraqis, wounded 1,000 and left some 60,000 people displaced. We go to Fallujah to get a report from Free Speech Radio News’ Aaron Glantz who describes dozens of bodies buried in the city’s soccer stadium after US forces blocked roads heading toward the cemetery.

  • Winona LaDuke On Native American Activists Throughout History


    We hear a speech by longtime indigenous rights activist Winona LaDuke about past Native American activists, health, the environment and much more. LaDuke gained nationwide attention as vice presidential running mate to Ralph Nader on the 1996 and 2000 Green Party tickets. [includes rush transcript]

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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