Wednesday, March 15, 2006

  • Newly Released Files Reveal FBI Spied on PA Peace Group Because of Antiwar Views


    Newly released files show the FBI has been monitoring and possibly infiltrating a Pittsburgh peace group because of its opposition to the war in Iraq. We speak with the former head of the Thomas Merton Center, who was personally named in the FBI spy files as well as the New York Civil Liberties Union which has filed FOIA requests to determine whether the FBI is spying on the ACLU and other prominent political and religious groups in the city. [includes rush transcript]

  • Military Jailing Vietnam War Resisters 40 Years After They Refused to Serve


    Concerned about growing desertion and resistance within the military, the U.S. government is arresting men who refused to fight a generation ago in the Vietnam War. We speak with Ernest "Buck" McQueen, a Vietnam War resister who was jailed in January for desertion, 40 years after he left the Marines and his attorney, Tod Ensign who is the director of GI advocacy group, Citizen Soldier. [includes rush transcript]

  • Iraq War Resisters Stage 241-Mile Peace March Across U.S.-Mexico Border


    A group of anti-war protesters are staging a 241-mile march for peace across the Mexico-US border and through California. We speak with one of the march’s key organizers, Pablo Paredes. He is an Iraq war resister who refused orders to board a ship in 2004 heading to Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • Sunshine Week: Newspapers and Broadcasters Challenge Government Secrecy


    This week is "Sunshine Week" when newspapers, magazines, broadcasters, and Web sites around the nation publish reports to raise public awareness about the importance of open government. We look at an upcoming special on the PBS weekly newsmagazine NOW that challenges government secrecy in America through the stories of whistleblowers. [includes rush transcript]

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