Thursday, September 2, 2004

  • Guantanamo On the Hudson: Detained RNC Protesters Describe Prison Conditions


    We speak with detained protesters being held at New York’s temporary holding facility, Pier 57. They describe the conditions of the holding facility saying it is crowded, dirty and contaminated with oil, causing rashes. And we speak with the lead organizer of the National Lawyers Guild’s campaign to protect the rights of protesters. [includes rush transcript]

  • Zell Miller: "It is the Soldier, Not the Poet, Who Has Given Us Freedom of Speech"


    Democratic Senator Zell Miller delivers the keynote address at the Republican convention, we take a look at who the Georgia senator is and why he broke ranks with his party to endorse George Bush. [includes rush transcript]

  • Crashing the Party: Famed Indian Writer Arundhati Roy Goes Inside the RNC


    Democracy Now! invites famed Indian writer Arundhati Roy, the author of "The God of Small Things" and Ashwin Desai, a community activist from Durban South Africa and author of "We Are the Poors: Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa" into the Republican National Convention to get their view on the spectacle. [includes rush transcript]

  • RNC Protesters Stage "March on the Media"


    2,000 people stage a "March on the Media" in New York to protest what they say is uncritical coverage of the Bush administration by the mainstream press. We hear an excerpt of a speech by Jeff Cohen of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. [includes rush transcript]

  • Tens of Thousands Rally Against Bush Labor Policies


    Tens of thousands of protesters gather two blocks from Madison Square Garden in support of more union jobs. We hear an excerpt of a speech by Roger Toussaint, President of the Transit Workers Union. [includes rush transcript]

  • Making Protest Painful: Detained RNC Protesters Held in Crowded, Oil-Contaminated Conditions


    Hundreds of detained protesters remain in a holding facility in New York despite a judge’s order to release them. We speak with one of those freed: Matt Daloisio, a member of the New York Catholic Worker who was arrested at a protest at Ground Zero. [includes rush transcript]