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Thursday, July 6, 2006

  • Subcomandante Marcos Says Zapatistas Received Reports of Electoral Fraud in Mexico Presidential Election


    Mexico’s presidential election is still too close to call as electoral authorities work round the clock to verify vote tallies from Sunday’s poll. Populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refused to accept preliminary results issued earlier this week alleging voter fraud. In a national broadcast exclusive, we air an excerpt of a radio broadcast with Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos who says he also received reports of electoral fraud. [includes rush transcript]

  • Seymour Hersh: Senior Pentagon Officials Challenging President Bush’s Iran War Plans


    Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh reports that the Defense Department has been drawing up plans, at President Bush’s direction, for a major bombing campaign inside Iran. Hersh says that generals and admirals have told the Bush Administration the bombing campaign will probably not succeed in destroying Iran’s nuclear program and that war planners are not even sure what to target. [includes rush transcript]

  • Did Bush Administration Policy on North Korea Help Provoke Ballistic Missile Tests?


    North Korea launched its first ballistic missile tests in eight years on Wednesday firing seven missiles over the Sea of Japan. Leon Sigal, author of "Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea" says that the Bush administration’s policy on North Korea "provoked Kim Jong-il to accelerate nuclear arming and missile development." [includes rush transcript]

  • Vietnam-Era Veteran Arrested at VA Medical Center for Wearing Peace T-Shirt


    Mike Ferner, a Vietnam-era veteran, says he was arrested at the Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center in Chicago for wearing a Veterans for Peace T-Shirt. We also speak with longtime peace activist Kathy Kelly about the crackdown on dissent. [includes rush transcript]