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  • O’Harrow explores how the government is teaming up with private companies to collect massive amounts of data on citizens and how, he writes, "More than ever before, the details about our lives are no longer our own. They belong to the companies that collect them, and the government agencies that buy or demand them in the name of keeping us safe." [includes rush transcript]
    Feb 10, 2005 | Story
  • Washington DC is in a state of lockdown for the most heavily guarded presidential inauguration in history. Along with the customary inauguration address and parade, a number of protests are being planned in Washington and around the country. We speak with Shahid Buttar, a member of the Guerilla Poetry Insurgency affinity group for the anti-inauguration protests and Mark Goldstone, of the Demonstration Support Committee for the National Lawyers...
    Jan 20, 2005 | Story
  • President Bush nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff, a former prosecutor and architect of the USA Patriot Act, to replace Tom Ridge as secretary of Homeland Security. We speak with DC lawyer Elaine Cassel and political journalist Doug Ireland. [includes rush transcript]
    Jan 12, 2005 | Story
  • We look back at 2004 including the presidential race, the continuing war in Iraq, the U.S.-backed coup in Haiti, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the deaths of Ronald Reagan and Yasser Arafat, the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami and much more. Voices include:

    Ali Abunimah, Jean Bertrand Aristide
    John Ashcroft, George W. Bush
    Wesley Clark, Richard Clarke
    David Cobb, David Cole
    Howard Dean, Ani DiFranco
    Steve Earle, Robert Fisk
    Michael...

    Dec 30, 2004 | Story
  • The intelligence reform bill passed by Congress includes little-discussed provisions that would greatly expand the government’s policing power and centralizes the intelligence community’s surveillance powers which civil liberties advocates say increases the likelihood for government abuses. We speak with Robert Dreyfuss of Mother Jones and Timothy Edgar of the ACLU. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 14, 2004 | Story
  • As the House approves the biggest overhaul of the country’s intelligence agencies in half a century we hear an address by former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 08, 2004 | Story
  • As Attorney General John Ashcroft announces his resignation from President Bush’s cabinet, we speak with Georgetown Law School professor David Cole who says Ashcroft has shown a "willful blindness to any concerns about the basic principles that this country was founded upon." [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 10, 2004 | Story
  • In a Democracy Now! U.S. exclusive, two former intelligence officials from Britain and Denmark discuss why they blew the whistle on their governments in relation to the war in Iraq. Katharine Gun is a former British employee who leaked details of a secret U.S. spy operation on UN Security Council members in the run-up to the Iraq invasion. Major Frank Grevil is a former military intelligence officer from Denmark who was fired for leaking classified...
    Sep 09, 2004 | Story
  • Democracy Now!’s Jeremy Scahill reports on how police cracked down on protesters and made mass arrests at Critical Mass, near Madison Square Garden and in Times Square. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 30, 2004 | Story
  • Salman Rushdie, one of the most highly acclaimed writers in the world, discusses the Bush administration, civil liberties and war in a rare appearance in New York. Rushdie was forced into hiding and lived underground for many years after Iran issued a fatwa calling for his death following the publication of his controversial novel The Satanic Verses. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 10, 2004 | Story