Friday, July 8, 2005

  • British Antiwar MP George Galloway: "London Has Reaped Blair’s Involvement in Iraq"

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    We spend the hour looking at the terror attacks in London. At least 50 people are dead and hundreds wounded in the worst attack in that city since World War II. We go to London to get reaction from British antiwar MP George Galloway, author and Guardian columnist George Monbiot and journalist Stephen Grey of the Sunday Times of London. [includes rush transcript]

  • America’s Rail Security: Is the Government Doing Enough to Protect U.S. Transit Systems?

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    A group of critics inside and outside of government are accusing the Bush administration of not focusing enough on protecting the country’s public transit systems. We speak with Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) who introduced the Safe TRAINS Act, the president of the American Public Transportation Association William Millar and Stephen Flynn, a retired U.S. Coast Guard commander and an expert on homeland security and border control. [includes rush transcript]

  • Longtime Peace Activist Damu Smith Launches Campaign to Battle Colon Cancer

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    We speak with Damu Smith founder of Black Voices for Peace and executive director of the National Black Environmental Justice Network. For more than three decades, Damu has worked tirelessly on the frontlines of the anti-war and environmental justice movements. Last month, he was diagnosed with colon cancer in its advanced stages. He is now seeking treatment. [includes rush transcript]

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