Friday, November 30, 2007

  • Tens of Thousands Protest Chavez Proposals, Is CIA Fomenting Unrest to Challenge Referendum?

    Nochavezweb

    In Venezuela, tens of thousands of protesters marched through Caracas Thursday to oppose constitutional changes proposed by President Chavez that come to a vote on Sunday. Citing a confidential memo, the Venezuelan government is claiming the CIA is fomenting unrest to challenge the referendum. [includes rush transcript]

  • Giuliani, Romney Clash over Immigration at GOP Debate

    Giulianiweb

    Immigration was the key issue at Wednesday night’s Republican debate hosted by CNN and YouTube. Republican presidential hopefuls sparred over sanctuary cities, driver’s licenses, border security and education. We play an excerpt of the debate. [includes rush transcript]

  • Former Black Panther Details Brutal Police Torture to Extract Confession in 1971 Murder Case

    Taylorweb

    Two Nobel Peace Prize laureates are calling for all charges to be dropped against eight former Black Panthers arrested earlier this year for allegedly killing a San Francisco police officer over 35 years ago. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mairead Maguire said the charges against the San Francisco Eight should be dropped, because the case is based in part on statements made under torture. Harold Taylor, one of the co-defendants, gives a detailed and powerful account of the abuse he endured while in police custody. We also speak with Ray Boudreaux, another of the San Francisco Eight, as well as their attorney. [includes rush transcript]

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