Thursday, February 17, 2005

  • Iran in the Crosshairs?: As U.S. Increases Threats, Iran Vows to Form "United Front" With Syria

    Iransyria

    Iran and Syria directly confronted the Bush administration Wednesday by declaring they will form a "united front" to confront possible threats against them by the United States. The move was announced after a meeting in Tehran between the Vice President of Iran and the Syrian prime minister. We speak with former Iranian diplomat Mansour Farhang. [includes rush transcript]

  • New Highly Resistant Strain of HIV Diagnosed in NYC

    Mayerg

    Late last week, the New York City Health Department reported that a highly resistant strain of HIV was diagnosed for the first time in a New York City resident. [includes rush transcript]

  • Outsourcing Torture: The Secret History of America’s "Extraordinary Rendition"

    Torture5

    Journalist Jane Mayer outlines her major new article in The New Yorker on the practice known as "extraordinary rendition," where prisoners, such as Maher Arar, are shipped to countries known for their poor human rights records and history of torture. [includes rush transcript]

  • The CBS Three Won’t Slink Off

    60minutes1

    Five weeks after CBS blamed them for botching an expose into President Bush’s questionable service in the Texas Air National Guard, three staffers who were asked to resign are refusing to quit. [includes rush transcript]