Wednesday, August 9, 2006

  • Ralph Nader on Lamont’s Antiwar Win in Connecticut Primary and Lieberman’s Vow to Run as an Independent

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    Three-term Sen. Joe Lieberman lost Connecticut’s Democratic primary last night in one of the most closely-watched races in the country. He was defeated by Ned Lamont, a wealthy a telecommunications executive who has run largely on an antiwar platform. Lieberman has vowed to run as an independent candidate. We speak with former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader. [includes rush transcript]

  • Time Warner’s NY1 Bars New York Senate Candidate From TV Debate

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    Time Warner news station NY1 has refused to set up a debate between Senator Hillary Clinton and Democratic challenger Jonathan Tasini because Tasini hasn’t spent enough money on the race. The channel requires that candidates poll at least 5% and have spent or raised $500,000. Tasini is polling at 13% but his campaign has only raised $150,000. [includes rush transcript]

  • Fmr. Israeli Air Force Captain Reports Israeli Pilots Deliberately Missing Targets Over Concerns of Civilian Casualties

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    Former Israeli Air Force Captain Yonatan Shapira reports at least two Israeli fighter pilots have reportedly deliberately missed bombing targets in Lebanon because they were concerned they were being ordered to bomb civilians. Yonatan’s brother refused to serve in Lebanon earlier this week, and was sent to jail. [includes rush transcript]

  • Nagasaki Marks 61st Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing

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    In Japan, the city of Nagasaki is marking the 61st anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing. Over 200,000 people died in the 1945 atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We play an excerpt of a speech by a survivor of the Nagasaki bombing. [includes rush transcript]

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