Friday, April 18, 2008

  • Executions to Resume Following Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Lethal Injections

    Lethalweb

    Several states have announced plans to resume carrying out executions by lethal injection after a major Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday. In a seven-to-two decision, the Court upheld Kentucky’s method of execution by lethal injection. We speak with the founder of the Texas Coalition Against the Death Penalty, David Atwood. [includes rush transcript]

  • Great American Hypocrites: Glenn Greenwald on the Corporate Media’s Failures in the 2008 Race

    Greenwaldbkweb

    ABC News is coming under intense criticism for its handling of Wednesday night’s Democratic debate in Pennsylvania. During the first forty-five minutes of the debate, the moderators Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos focused on Obama’s comments that some voters in Pennsylvania were bitter, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy, Clinton’s Bosnia “sniper fire” story, flag pins and the Weather Underground. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, author of Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics. [includes rush transcript]

  • No Bases for Empire: International Activists Organize Against US Foreign Bases in Their Backyards

    Diego_garciaweb

    The United States maintains over 700 military bases in dozens of countries across the globe. We speak with two international activists who are in the US for a speaking tour as part of a campaign called “No Bases for Empire.” Jan Tamas, from the Czech Republic, is the founder of the No Bases Initiative, a coalition against the proposed US missile system in Eastern Europe. Olivier Bancoult is with the Chagos Refugee Group. He was expelled from his native Diego Garcia when he was four years old. The US has operated a military base there since British forces expelled native islanders in the early 1970s. [includes rush transcript]