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Thursday, June 24, 2004

  • Iraqi Resistance Launches Coordinated Uprising, 70 Dead; Christian Parenti Reports From Baquba


    At least 70 people have died and 270 have been injured in Iraq after members of the Iraqi resistance staged a coordinated pre-dawn uprising in five cities and towns today. Most of the attacks targeted U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces in Mosul, Baghdad, Baquba, Ramadi and Fallujah.[includes transcript]

  • Paying the Price: The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War


    We talk to Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies on a new report examining the costs of the Iraq invasion.[includes transcript]

  • Propping Up the House of Saud: A Saudi Dissident Speaks


    Our guest Mai Yamani says, "It would be wrong to predict any immediate collapse of the state. Despite a marked cooling in relations, Saudi Arabia remains the key ally of the US in the region. With continuing violence in Iraq, Washington"s priority is to prevent Saudi Arabia descending into similar anarchy, even if it means propping up a regime it no longer likes or trusts."[includes transcript]

  • Noam Chomsky on John Negroponte’s Career From the Death Squads of Honduras to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.


    John Negroponte was sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to Iraq on Wednesday. We hear from MIT Professor Noam Chomsky on Negroponte’s time in Honduras. As ambassador, he played a key role in US aid to the Contra death squads in Nicaragua and shoring up the brutal military dictatorship of General Gustavo Alvarez Martínez in Honduras.[includes transcript]

  • Gov’t Accuses Lawyer Lynne Stewart Of Role in International Terrorist Conspiracy


    The Justice Department accuses the New York attorney and her two co-defendants of an unusual 'jail break' involving Stewart’s client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. The government doesn’t accuse them of trying to free the sheik but of freeing his message out of jail by helping him to communicate with his followers in Egypt.[includes transcript]