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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

  • Father of Beheaded Iraq Hostage Blames Bush Administration For Son’s Death

    Bergnhost

    We speak with Michael Berg father of Nicholas Berg who was captured and beheaded in Iraq last May. In a rare interview in the U.S., he discusses the invasion of Iraq, the corporate media’s coverage of Nicholas’ murder and the controversy surrounding the last weeks of his son’s life. [includes rush transcript]

  • Illegal Strip Searches and the Crackdown on Dissent in California

    Merinm

    We speak with Sacramento civil rights attorney Mark Merin who recently won the largest settlement in the history of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department over strip-search violations at the county jail. He is prepared to file another suit targeting a controversial parade ordinance in Sacramento that restricts what protesters can wear and carry. [includes rush transcript]

  • As NYC Braces for RNC, Anarchists Blast Media Coverage as Scare Tactics

    Anarchist

    A coalition of anarchists in New York held a press conference yesterday to denounce the portrayal of them as terrorists and violence seekers in the lead up to the Republican National Convention. We speak with two organizers from the press conference. [includes rush transcript]