Friday, March 24, 2006

  • IRS Audited Greenpeace At Request of ExxonMobil-Funded Group

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    The Wall Street Journal revealed this week that a little-known watchdog group, largely subsidized by ExxonMobil, was responsible for getting the IRS to audit the environmental organization Greenpeace. We speak with the reporter who broke the story and the head of Greenpeace USA. [includes rush transcript]

  • The PsyOps War: A Look at the Lincoln Group and the U.S. Military’s Planting of Stories in the Iraqi Press

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    The Pentagon defends its policy of paying Iraqi news organizations to publish pro-American articles secretly written by the U.S. military. Its contractor, the Lincoln Group is being paid over a hundred million dollars to write and plant stories. We speak with reporter Andrew Buncombe of the London Independent and retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner. [includes rush transcript]

  • Mass Protests Continue in France to Oppose Controversial Labor Law

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    Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in France to oppose a controversial new law that makes its easier for employers to fire young workers. We go to Paris to speak with a student protester at the Sorbonne and a journalist who covers politics and social movements in France. [includes rush transcript]

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