Monday, May 19, 2008

Today's Democracy Now!


* Spies for Hire: Carlyle Group to Become Owner of "One of America's Largest Private Intelligence Armies" *

The secretive investment fund the Carlyle Group is in the process of buying part of Booz Allen Hamiliton, the major military and intelligence contractor. We speak with investigative journalist Tim Shorrock, author of the new book Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing.

Listen/Watch/Read:

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/5/19/spies_for_hire_the_secret_world


* Clive Stafford Smith: US Holding 27,000 in Secret Overseas Prisons; Transporting Prisoners to Iraqi Jails to Avoid Media & Legal Scrutiny *

"There is a huge number of [secret prisoners] being held in Iraq, and one of the intriguing aspects of this that doesn't get much reporting is that the US is bringing people into Iraq from elsewhere to hold them there, simply because that keeps [the media and lawyers] away from the prisoners so they can't get any sort of legal rights," reports British attorney Clive Stafford Smith.

Listen/Watch/Read:

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/5/19/clive_stafford_smith


* Malcolm X, May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965 *

We end today's program with a tribute to Malcolm X. He was born eighty-three years ago today on May 19th, 1925. He was assassinated on February 21, 1965, as he spoke before a packed audience in Harlem's Audubon Ballroom. He was just thirty-nine years old. This is an excerpt of a speech Malcolm X gave at the Audubon Ballroom about half a year earlier. It's called "By Any Means Necessary."

Listen/Watch/Read:

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/5/19/malcolm_x_may_19_1925_february


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