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Friday, May 12, 2006

  • Three Major Telecom Companies Help US Government Spy on Millions of Americans

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    USA Today has revealed the National Security Agency is secretly collecting the phone call records of millions of Americans with the help of AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth. For the customers of these companies, it means that the government has detailed records of calls they made to family members, co-workers, business contacts and others. One source told the paper that the NSA is attempting to create the world’s largest database — big enough to include every call ever made within the nation’s borders. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Yes Men Strike Again: Group Poses As Halliburton Reps At "Catastrophic Loss" Conference

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    The Yes Men have struck again. On Tuesday, a man claiming to be a representative of Halliburton gave a presentation at the "Catastrophic Loss" conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. Conference attendees include leaders from the insurance industry. We speak with the Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum, who took part in the hoax. [includes rush transcript]

  • Mothers Say No To War: Peace Activists Plan Mother’s Day Protest Outside White House

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    Sunday is Mother’s Day and a group of women have chosen to honor it by calling for peace. Women from all over the country are gathering in Washington D.C this weekend and will be holding an all night vigil outside the White House to demand that the troops be brought home from Iraq. We’re joined by Elaine Johnson and Cindy Sheehan, who both lost sons in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]