December 31, 2008 Nowhere to Run for Those Trapped in Gaza
Palestinian families are wondering whether they will become the next
target after four days of Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip. As Sherine
reports, there are few places to hide, and civilian casualties continue
17, 2008 Did Dick Cheney Just Confess to a War Crime on National TV?
Not only has the Bush administration committed war crimes in plain sight,
but now Dick Cheney is freely confessing it on national television. In
an interview with ABC, Cheney admitted he directly authorized the CIA
to use highly controversial enhanced interrogation tactics like waterboarding,
as well as the torture of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad.
December 15, 2008 UAW President Slams GOP for Killing Auto Bailout
United Auto Workers President Ronald A. Gettelfinger lashed out against
Senate Republicans a day after a congressional compromise on an auto
industry bailout failed, accusing the lawmakers of trying to "pierce the heart
of organized labor." Gettelfinger, at a news conference yesterday
in Detroit, welcomed a statement from the White House that said the
administration was willing to use funds
targeted for bailing out the financial system to help the autoworkers.
But he repeated his insistence that bankruptcy isn't an option, saying
failure at any one automaker would force firms across the industry to
collapse. The Republican Senate proposal sought to cut UAW wages, bringing
them in line - or at "parity" - with what workers earn at
foreign-owned, non-unionized plants in the United States. A failure
in Congress to reach
an agreement on the wage-cut proposal Thursday night doomed the $14
billion industry rescue package.
12, 2008 Dennis vanEngelsdorp: Where have the bees gone?
Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks
at the gentle, misunderstood creature's important place in nature and the mystery
behind its alarming disappearance.
December 1, 2008Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Many police officers are asking the question: if prohibition didn't work
for alcohol, why are we in denial about it working for other things? LEAP is a major initiative now, and gaining steam. Check out www.leap.cc for