Thursday, August 25, 2005

  • Bush Rejects Calls for Immediate Withdrawal from Iraq as Approval Rating Plummets to New Low


    President Bush mounted a major defense of the war in Iraq this week as he faces the lowest approval rating of his presidency. In his address in the Republican stronghold of Idaho, Bush rejected calls for an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and played up the case of a military mother who supported the Iraq war in what seemed a direct contrast to Cindy Sheehan. [includes rush transcript]

  • Cindy’s Crawford: Sheehan Returns to Camp Casey for Remaining Days of Bush’s Vacation


    Cindy Sheehan both returned to Crawford, Texas Wednesday evening to rejoin the internationally-known vigil she began two weeks ago. We play an excerpt of an address Sheehan gave at Camp Casey where she says, "[Bush] put our kids in another person’s country, and Casey was killed by insurgents. He wasn’t killed by terrorists. He was killed by Shiite militia who wanted him out of the country." [includes rush transcript]

  • Exclusive: Joan Baez Performs "Joe Hill" at Camp Casey


    Legendary folk singer Joan Baez took to the stage Wednesday evening to perform before a crowd gathered at at Camp Casey. Democracy Now! was there to record the event.

  • Iraq Veterans, Military Mothers and Peace Activists Discuss Bush and Iraq


    As President Bush and Cindy Sheehan both return to Camp Casey, we speak with one of the other founders of Gold Star Families for Peace, Celeste Zappala, a peace activist in Idaho, where President Bush just addressed the National Guard as well as a marine who’s recently returned from Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • From Death Row: Texas Set to Execute First African-American Woman Since Civil War


    The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Frances Newton on September 14. Supporters say the courts should grant her another trial based on new evidence, especially given that infamous defense attorney Ron Mock originally represented her. We hear from Frances Newton herself and speak with her attorney David Dow. [includes rush transcript]