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Friday, May 5, 2006

  • Damu Smith 1952-2006: Legendary Peace Activist Dies After Battle with Colon Cancer

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    Legendary peace activist Damu Smith died Friday morning in Washington, DC of colon cancer. The founder of Black Voices for Peace and the National Black Environmental Justice Network, he spent years fighting environmental racism, particularly in the South. [includes rush transcript]

  • Retired CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Takes on Rumsfeld Over Justification for Iraq Invasion

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    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld comes under fire from retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern at a speech in Atlanta on Thursday. Rumsfeld was interrupted by protesters several times in his address. We speak with McGovern and play excerpts from the event. [includes rush transcript]

  • FBI Counterterrorism Unit Spies on Peace Group School of the Americas Watch

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    The ACLU released evidence Thursday showing that the FBI has been monitoring the peace group, School of Americas Watch. The group conducts research on the U.S Army School of the Americas, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. SOA Watch is the latest organization that has been found to have been subject to U.S government surveillance in the name of counterterrorism efforts. [includes rush transcript]

  • FBI Targeted Freelance Journalist Covering FTAA Miami Talks

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    Newly-released documents reveal that the FBI spied on freelance journalist David Lippman as he was covering the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in Miami in 2003. The documents indicate Lippman was under surveillance for being a "known protestor w/history." The American Civil Liberties Union is filing a lawsuit on his behalf. [includes rush transcript]

  • Evo Morales Nationalizes Gas Resources in Bolivia

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    Leaders from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Venezuela gathered Thursday for an emergency summit do discuss Bolivia’s decision to nationalize its natural gas fields and refineries. We speak with Larry Birns of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bullets in the Hood: Bed-Stuy Documentary Goes on Tour to Raise Awareness About Gun Violence

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    Downtown Community Television is launching an anti-gun violence tour in New York City and elsewhere featuring the award-winning film "Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story." The film was made by two 19 year-olds, raised in Brooklyn’s public housing projects, who had lost 11 friends to gun-violence in the streets of New York. [includes rush transcript]

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