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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

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  • Mayor Bloomberg Condemns New York City Transit Strike, MTA Workers Hold Firm


    New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg condemns a strike by 33,000 transit workers that has shut down the country’s largest public transportation system for the first time in 25 years. We play an excerpt of Bloomberg’s press conference, hear New York City commuters and transit workers explaining their reasons for the strike and we speak with Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez who has been closely covering the strike. [includes rush transcript]

  • A Debate on the New York City Transit Strike


    We host a debate on the New York City transit strike with Stanley Aronowitz, Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Nicole Gelnias, contributing editor at the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal. [includes rush transcript]

  • New Documents Show FBI Spying on Domestic Activist Groups


    Newly released documents show counterterrorism agents at the FBI have been monitoring domestic organizations active in causes as diverse as peace, the environment, animal cruelty and poverty relief. The documents came as part of a series of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. We are joined today by members of three groups under FBI surveillance: Greenpeace, PETA and the Catholic Worker. [includes rush transcript]

  • First Step Towards Impeachment? Conyers Introduces Bills to Censure Bush and Cheney


    We speak with Congressman John Conyers (D–MI) introduced measures to censure President Bush and Vice President Cheney for misleading lawmakers on the decision to go to war in Iraq. Conyers is also seeking the creation of a select committee to investigate the Administration’s possible crimes and make recommendations regarding grounds for impeachment. [includes rush transcript]