Wednesday, July 16, 2008

  • Fmr. Chief Guantanamo Prosecutor Says Military Commissions "Not Justice"


    As the first military tribunal conducted by the United States in more than half a century is scheduled to take place next week in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, we speak with Air Force Colonel Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo. He resigned his position late last year in protest over what he said was political interference. We speak with Col. Davis about his decision to step down, torture at Guantanamo, and more. "If you’re going to wrap this under the banner of military justice, then it needs to be a fair trial," Col. Davis said. "What’s taking place now, I would call neither military nor justice." [includes rush transcript]

  • Singer-Songwriter Simone White Performing Live On Democracy Now!


    The California-based artist performs two songs in our Firehouse studio: "Great Imperialist State" and "We Used to Stand So Tall."

  • Amory Lovins: Expanding Nuclear Power Makes Climate Change Worse


    There’s one issue that President Bush and presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama all agree on: expanding the use of nuclear power. We speak with Amory Lovins, the co-founder, chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado, who has been described as "one of the Western world’s most influential energy thinkers." [includes rush transcript]

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