Wednesday, September 8, 2004

  • U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Tops 1,000


    The number of Americans killed in Iraq topped 1,000 amid fierce fighting over the past two days. The number of Iraqis killed over the past 18 months is unknown. We go to Baghdad to speak with journalist Patrick Cockburn of the London Independent. [includes rush transcript]

  • RNC Aftermath: A Look at Undercover Cops, Preemptive Detention and Police Surveillance


    The Republican National Convention has wrapped up, but discussion rages on about some of the tactics the NYPD used in its security operations for the week. We speak with two lawyers working on cases stemming from RNC protests. [includes rush transcript]

  • Trial Set to Begin Over Use of Pepper Spray-Soaked Cotton Swabs on Non-Violent Protesters in 1997


    Seven years after Humboldt County police officers applied cotton swabs soaked in pepper spray to the eyes of activists engaged in non-violent protests, a trial beings today charging the tactic was an excessive use of force that amounted to torture. We play an excerpt of the police video and speak with the lead counsel on the case and one of the plaintiffs who was 17 years-old at the time of the incident. [includes rush transcript]

  • U.S. Revokes Visa to One of Europe’s Most Influential Islamic Thinkers


    Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss scholar known for his work on Islamic theology and the place of Muslims in the modern world, was appointed to teach Islamic philosophy and ethics at the University of Notre Dame. After receiving a visa from the State Department, it was revoked at the behest of the Homeland Security Department. We go to Switzerland to speak with professor and author Tariq Ramadan. [includes rush transcript]

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