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Thursday, November 2, 2006

  • Suspects in Murder of Indymedia Journalist Brad Will On Loose in Oaxaca

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    Press reports out of Mexico indicate the gunmen suspected of murdering New York journalist Brad Will are missing and not in police custody. We speak with independent journalist John Gibler in Oaxaca. [includes rush transcript]

  • Casualties Mount in New Israeli Attack on Gaza

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    A least three Palestinians have been killed and more than 15 wounded in northern Gaza on the second day of a major Israeli offensive. Eight Palestinians and an Israeli soldier died during clashes on Wednesday. The raid is one of Israel’s biggest operations since re-invading Gaza last June. We go now to Gaza to speak with activist and Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre fellow Jennifer Loewenstein. [includes rush transcript]

  • Running Against Sodom and Osama: The Christian Right, Values Voters and the Culture Wars in 2006

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    A new article looks at how the 2004 strategy of the religious right has been revived for this election. Co-authors Chip Berlet and Pam Chamberlain write: "Although leaders of the Christian Right almost universally deny it, the goal of this revived campaign is to elect Republicans to office. The enemy being denounced is sometimes generic: gays, liberals, secularists, the left-leaning media and Hollywood; and sometimes specific: Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie O’Donnell and the ACLU, but the actual target is the Democratic Party and its candidates." Chip Berlet joins us from Boston. [includes rush transcript]

  • Karl’s Rove Secret: Bush’s "Architect" Launched Anti-Gay Marriage Campaign After Burying Gay Father

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    The Washington Post recently reported that there is widespread panic amid the Republican establishment about next week’s midterm elections. But the paper found that there are two people whose confidence about Republicans prospects strikes even their closest allies as almost inexplicably upbeat — President Bush and his top political adviser, Karl Rove. Does Rove know something the rest of the country doesn’t? James Moore, co-author of the new book "The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power", helps us answer the question, and also talks about Rove’s secret: in July 2004, Karl Rove launched the national Republican campaign against gay marriage within days of burying his gay father. [includes rush transcript]