Thursday, June 29, 2006

  • Israel Arrests Dozens of Hamas Lawmakers and Ministers as Assault on Gaza Widens


    Israel has arrested dozens of lawmakers and ministers from the ruling Palestinian party Hamas as it continues its military assault to recover a captured soldier. Nearly half of the Gaza Strip remains without power following Israeli air strikes that knocked out a main power station. We go to Gaza to get a report from Chris McGreal of the London Guardian. [includes rush transcript]

  • AIPAC v. Norman Finkelstein: A Debate on Israel’s Assault on Gaza


    We host a debate on the situation in Gaza with Norman Finkelstein, a professor of political science at DePaul University in Chicago and author of "Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History" and Josh Block, the Director of Media Affairs for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). [includes rush transcript]

  • Pentagon Spying on Gay, Antiwar Groups More Widespread than Previously Acknowledged


    Servicemembers Legal Defense Network released documents earlier this week showing that the Pentagon conducted surveillance on a more extensive level than first reported late last year. We speak with the executive director of SLDN and a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who recently filed a federal lawsuit to force the agency to turn over additional records. [includes rush transcript]

  • Study: All Electronic Voting Machines Vulnerable to Software Attacks


    A major new report on electronic voting by the Brennan Center for Justice has concluded that the three most common types of electronic voting machines are all vulnerable to software attacks. We speak with the chair of the Brennan Center Task Force on Voting System Security. [includes rush transcript]

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