Monday, July 25, 2005

  • Two Unions Expected to Quit AFL-CIO in One of the Largest Shakeups Ever in the American Labor Movement


    Four of the nation’s largest labor unions have announced they will boycott the AFL-CIO convention this week to protest the direction of the federation. Two of these unions–the Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union–are expected to announce they are leaving the federation altogether. We go to Chicago to get a report from the convention. [includes rush transcript]

  • Hate Crimes Soar in Britain as Police Defend "Shoot to Kill" Policy


    A wave of anti-Muslim, Arab and South Asian hate crimes are sweeping Britain in the wake of the July 7th Subway and Bus bombings. Race and religion-based attacks are up 500% and communities of color are concerned that law enforcement authorities are also racially profiling targets in their anti-terrorism campaign. We go to London to speak with the Islamic Society of Britain. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush Met With Judge Roberts One Day Before Crucial Ruling on Guantanamo Military Tribunals


    As the Bush administration refuses to hand over documents written by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, we talk to Yale University professor Bruce Shapiro about Roberts’ crucial ruling on military tribunals for Guantanamo detainees, his views on abortion and much more. [includes rush transcript]

  • Father Jean-Juste Arrested in Port-au-Prince, Held Incommunicado


    Haitian Priest Gerard Jean-Juste, a leader in ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s Lavalas party, was arrested last week and charged with the assassination of journalist Jaques Roche even though he was in Miami at the time of the murder. Father Jean-Juste is now being held incommunicado. We go to his lawyer, Bill Quigley, who just returned to Louisiana from Port-au-Prince. [includes rush transcript]