Friday, January 6, 2006

  • Human Rights Watch Calls on Bush to Cut Aid To Israel Over Expansion of Illegal Settlements

    Wallisrael

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was rushed to the operating room Friday morning for his second emergency surgery after a medical scan revealed fresh bleeding in the brain. We speak with Human Rights Watch, which is calling for the United States to cut back its multi-billion dollar foreign aid to Israel. [includes rush transcript]

  • An Imperial President? Bush Claims Right To Ignore New Law Banning Torture

    Bush10

    Five years after President Bush joked, "If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator," we look at the growing controversy over presidential power and how it relates to many of today’s biggest stories: the Senate ban on torture, the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, domestic surveillance and the jailing of U.S. citizens as enemy combatants. Earlier this week three influential Republicans Senators condemned Bush for claiming he has the authority to ignore a new law banning the torture of prisoners during interrogations. [includes rush transcript]

  • Juan Gonzalez reports on the New York City Transit Strike; Union Fought Off City Attempts to Redo Pension Plan

    Subwaynyc

    Last month, 33,000 New York City transit workers went on strike, shutting down the country’s largest public transportation system for the first time in 25 years. Pension plan demands were a central issue in the negotiations. Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez discusses the results of the negotiations and how they can impact workers nationwide. [includes rush transcript]

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