Friday, November 9, 2007

  • Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Effort to Impeach Vice President Cheney Still Alive

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    On Tuesday, Dennis Kucinich nearly forced the full House to vote on his measure to impeach Cheney. House Resolution 333 accuses Cheney of deliberately manipulating intelligence and deceiving the public to build support for the invasion of Iraq and now toward a possible attack on Iran. [includes rush transcript]

  • An Act of Terrorism? Blackwater Sniper Shot Dead Three Iraqi Guards at Iraqi Media Center in February

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    Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post discusses his new account of the February killings. After a brief investigation, the U.S. government concluded that the actions of Blackwater fell within approved rules governing the use of force, but the Iraqi police described the shootings as an "act of terrorism." [includes rush transcript]

  • Howard Zinn’s "Rebel Voices" Opens in New York

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    The new play "Rebel Voices" is based on the book, "Voices of a People’s History of the United States," by historian Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. It features dramatic readings of speeches, letters, poems, songs and petitions of people like Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, as well as contemporary voices such as Iraq War resister Camilo Mejía. [includes rush transcript]

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