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  • Veteran war correspondent Robert Fisk of the London Independent recently delivered the keynote address at the sixth annual convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Fisk says, "Do we in fact really understand the extent of injustice in the Middle East? When I finished writing my new book, I realized how amazed I was that after the past 90 years of injustice, betrayal, slaughter, terror, torture, secret policeman and dictators how restrained...
    Dec 20, 2006 | Story
  • Six Muslim leaders were removed from a US Airways flight in handcuffs last week and questioned for several hours after being seen praying together before boarding the plane. After their release, US Airways denied them passage on any of its other flights and refused to help them obtain tickets through another airline. Two of the imams joins us in our firehouse studio. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 29, 2006 | Story
  • A new article looks at how the 2004 strategy of the religious right has been revived for this election. Co-authors Chip Berlet and Pam Chamberlain write: "Although leaders of the Christian Right almost universally deny it, the goal of this revived campaign is to elect Republicans to office. The enemy being denounced is sometimes generic: gays, liberals, secularists, the left-leaning media and Hollywood; and sometimes specific: Ted Kennedy,...
    Nov 02, 2006 | Story
  • Democracy Now!'s cross-country "Breaking the Sound Barrier Tour" takes us to New Mexico, where we're joined by Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez. He talks about Albuquerque’s global warming initiatives, civil liberties, and the local effects of the Iraq war. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 28, 2006 | Story
  • We speak with Keith Ellison, the African-American state legislator in Minnesota who is slated to become the first Muslim elected to Congress. Ellison won Tuesday’s primary defeating three rivals to become the Democratic nominee. He is favored to win election in November in the heavily Democratic fifth district. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 14, 2006 | Story
  • Middle Eastern, South Asian and Muslim passengers say they are increasingly victims of racial profiling and are being detained and harassed at airports. We speak with an American mother and daughter, both born in Iraq, who were held and questioned for hours at JFK airport. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 25, 2006 | Story
  • On a trip back from the Middle East, Iraqi blogger and activist Raed Jarrar was not allowed to board a flight at JFK airport because he was wearing a T-Shirt that said "We will not be silent" in English and Arabic. Airport security forced him to change his T-Shirt saying wearing it was like "going to a bank with a T-Shirt reading 'I am a robber.'" [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 21, 2006 | Story
  • Former Vice President Al Gore gave a major speech in Washington Monday accusing President Bush of "repeatedly and persistently" breaking the law by authorizing the NSA wiretaps. We play an excerpt of the address and the Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union are filing separate lawsuits challenging President Bush’s order for the NSA to conduct domestic spy operations without legally-required court...
    Jan 17, 2006 | Story
  • President Bush has admitted he secretly ordered the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans without ever seeking court approval. Famed constitutional attorney Martin Garbus and former intelligence officer Christopher Pyle both say it is an impeachable offense. We also speak with investigative journalist James Bamford about the history of the NSA. Plus, The New York Times exposed the story, but why did they hold it for more than a year?...
    Dec 19, 2005 | Story
  • Newly leaked Pentagon documents have confirmed the military has been monitoring and collecting intelligence on anti-war groups across the country. Peace protests are being described as threats and the military is collecting data on who is attending demonstrations. We speak with William Arkin, the former Army intelligence officer, who obtained the secret Pentagon documents. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 15, 2005 | Story