Friday, January 22, 2010

  • In Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling, Supreme Court Removes Limits on Corporate Campaign Spending

    Campaignfianance

    In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court rules corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to elect and defeat candidates. One lawmaker describes it as the worst Supreme Court decision since the Dred Scott case justifying slavery. We speak with constitutional law professor, Jamin Raskin. [includes rush transcript]

  • Security "Red Zones" in Haiti Preventing Large Aid Groups from Effectively Distributing Aid

    Aid-haiti

    As thousands of well-equipped US soldiers pour into Haiti, there is an increasing concern about the militarization of the country, supporting the soldiers and not the people. Or, as one doctor put it, "people need gauze, not guns." We take a look at aid distribution in Haiti and the effect on Haitians fighting to survive in the aftermath of the earthquake. [includes rush transcript]

  • Tè Tremblé: Journey to the Epicenter of the Earthquake

    Democracynow-haiti

    We take a journey to the epicenter of the earthquake in Haiti. We go from Port-au-Prince, through Carrefour and Gressier to Léogâne. Earthquake survivors talk about the lack of any outside help as they continue to dig out their dead from the rubble and bury them in mass graves. [includes rush transcript]