Wednesday, January 31, 2007

  • Government Scientists Accuse Bush Administration of Interfering, Misleading on Climate Change


    According to a new survey, hundreds of government scientists say they have perceived or personally experienced pressure from the Bush administration to eliminate phrases such as "climate change" and "global warming" from their reports and public statements. One of those scientists, NASA climatologist Drew Shindell, testified Tuesday before the Committee on House Oversight and Government Reform. [includes rush transcript]

  • Blood of the Earth: Dilip Hiro on the Battle for the World’s Vanishing Oil Resources


    In his new book, veteran Middle East journalist Dilip Hiro offers a detailed account of how and why the planet’s limited supply of oil has come to revolutionize human behavior, politics and warfare across the globe. He joins us for a wide-ranging interview. [includes rush transcript]

  • As Police Arrest Public Housing Activists in New Orleans, Federal Officials Try to Silence Leading Attorney for Low-Income Residents


    New Orleans police raided the Saint Bernard housing project this morning where activists had been occupying a building to prevent government plans to demolish it. Meanwhile, the Housing Authority of New Orleans has sent a letter to one of the lead lawyers for the residents, Bill Quigley, asking him to stop speaking to the media and to remove statements he made that appear in several online videos. [includes rush transcript]

  • Revealed: FBI Internet Surveillance More Extensive Than Previously Known


    The FBI appears to have adopted an invasive Internet surveillance technique that collects far more data on innocent Americans than previously has been disclosed. CNET News reports that instead of recording only what a particular suspect is doing, agents conducting investigations appear to be assembling data on thousands of Internet users at a time into massive databases. [includes rush transcript]