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Friday, July 1, 2005

  • NYPD Arrest 181 Black Men in Queens After Cop Shot in the Leg

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    A New York police officer was shot in the leg with his own gun while trying to arrest a man allegedly smoking marijuana. During the following three days, police mounted a massive dragnet in the community, arresting a total of 181 black men in Queens. [includes rush transcript]

  • Fired Wal-Mart Executive Sues After Blowing the Whistle on Factory Conditions in Central America

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    Wal-Mart executive James Lynn was fired from the company, he says, after he blew the whistle on factory conditions in Central America. Lynn documented forced pregnancy tests, 24-hour work shifts, extreme heat, pat-down searches, locked exits and other labor law violations. He is now suing the retail giant. We speak with Lynn’s attorney and a Wal-Mart spokesperson. [includes rush transcript]

  • Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart

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    We speak with Liza Featherstone, author of "Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart" about a case representing 1.6 million women–past and present Wal-Mart employees–who are charging the company with sex discrimination in pay, promotions and training at every corporation level. [includes rush transcript]

  • Rep. Bernie Sanders: "CAFTA is a Disaster for the People of Central America and the USA"

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    As the Senate votes to approve the Central American Free Trade Agreement, we take a look at the controversial trade pact and how the Labor Department tried for a year to block the release of a government-funded study that criticized labor standards in Central America. We speak with Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Bama Athreya of the International Labor Rights Fund. [includes rush transcript]

  • First American-Born Mad Cow Discovered in Texas

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    The U.S Department of Agriculture announced that the second case of mad cow disease was found in this country–but it marked the first time the cow was born and spent his entire life in the United States. We speak with John Stauber of PR Watch, author of "Mad Cow U.S.A.: Could the Nightmare Happen Here?" [includes rush transcript]