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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

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  • Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin Convicted of Trespassing for Delivering Peace Petition to UN


    Peace activists Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin, Missy Beattie, and Reverend Patricia Ackerman delivered a peace petition to the U.S Mission to the United Nations on Monday. Hours before, a Manhattan criminal court had found the women guilty of trespassing for trying to do the same thing in honor of International Womens Day in March. [includes rush transcript]

  • Senator-Elect Sherrod Brown On Iraq, Donald Rumsfeld and Why He Voted For the Military Commissions Act


    Sherrod Brown is one of the six Democrats who defeated Republican incumbents in the Senate in November. Brown has served as a Congressmember in Ohio’s thirteenth district since 1993 and has been one of the most progressive lawmakers on Capitol Hill. We speak with the incoming Ohio Senator about his election win, the Iraq war, Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation and why he voted for the Military Commission Act. [includes rush transcript]

  • Taking the Hill: New Doc Chronicles War Veterans On the Campaign Trail


    In November 2006, more than 50 veterans of the U.S. armed forces from around the country competed for seats in Congress. Since WWII, there had never been this many veterans running for national office at the same time. "Taking the Hill," a new documentary by the award-winning filmmaking team of Brent and Craig Renaud follows five of these candidates as they hit the campaign trail. [includes rush transcript]