Thursday, September 28, 2006

  • Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez on Global Warming, Civil Liberties, and the Local Effects of the Iraq War


    Democracy Now!'s cross-country "Breaking the Sound Barrier Tour" takes us to New Mexico, where we're joined by Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez. He talks about Albuquerque’s global warming initiatives, civil liberties, and the local effects of the Iraq war. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush Administration Says Prominent Muslim Scholar Can’t Teach in the US Because He Donated to Palestinian Charity


    He’s considered one of the most prominent Muslim intellectual in Europe. Time Magazine calls him of the 100 most likely innovators of the 21st century. But the US government won’t let him into the country. We get reaction from Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan to the Bush administration’s latest explanation why he can’t accept a teaching position in the United States. [includes rush transcript]

  • Technology Giant Hewlett-Packard Admits to Spying on Journalists, Board Members


    In a scandal that has rocked the business world, technology giant Hewlett-Packard has admitted to spying on journalists as well as members of its own board in an attempt to discover the source of information leaked to the media. The case has already led to the resignation of the company’s chairperson and two board members. We speak with Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent for C-Net — one of the news groups targeted by the spying. [includes rush transcript]

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