Tuesday, May 1, 2007

  • Ex-CIA Analyst Accuses Tenet of Hypocrisy for Not Speaking Out Earlier on White House Push for War


    In a new book, former CIA Director George Tenet blasts the administration, saying it had no firm rationale for invading Iraq, and accuses the White House of trying to shift blame to the CIA. In response, six former CIA officials are accusing Tenet of hypocrisy for not speaking out earlier. We speak with one of those former Intelligence officials, Ray McGovern. [includes rush transcript]

  • Report: Wal-Mart Violates Worker Rights, Fosters "Culture of Fear" to Prevent Employees from Forming Unions


    On this May Day, the world’s largest company is being accused of using strong-arm and illegal methods to undermine what is considered a cornerstone of workers’ rights. In a new report released today, Human Rights Watch says the retail giant Wal-Mart has used an "arsenal of unlawful tactics" to foster "a culture of fear" to prevent employees from forming unions. [includes rush transcript]

  • Dishonorable Non-Mention: Why Was Juan Gonzalez Left Out of NY Daily News Pulitzer for 9/11 Health Effects?


    The New York Daily News has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for an editorial series on the medical fallout from the 9/11 attacks. But in some circles, the Pulitzer award was as noteworthy for whom it did not mention: Daily News columnist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez. Gonzalez was the first reporter to question government officials’ insistence that the air around Ground Zero was safe and wrote a series of groundbreaking exposes on the issue. [includes rush transcript]