Friday, August 11, 2006

  • Britain Names Suspects in Alleged Airline Bomb Plot; British Muslims Skeptical, Fear Backlash


    Britain has named 19 of the 24 people arrested yesterday on suspicion of plotting to blow up passenger jets flying to the United States and has frozen their assets. We go to Britain to look why many British Muslims are skeptical of the plot and fear a backlash on their communities. [includes rush transcript]

  • Broadcast Exclusive...AWOL Army Sgt. On the Run for a Year Speaks Out for the First Time


    In a Democracy Now! broadcast exclusive, we speak with Sgt. Ricky Clousing, an Army interrogator who served in Iraq from December 2004 until April 2005. He became a war resister after witnessing how the war was being fought. Within months after returning home, he went AWOL and remained in hiding for a year. We speak with Sgt. Clousing just hours before he plans to go to Fort Lewis to turn himself in to military officials. [includes rush transcript]

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