Thursday, July 8, 2010

08 Jul 2010: Today's Democracy Now!

Juan Gonzalez Remembers Puerto Rican Analyst Juan Manuel García Passalacqua
The well-known Puerto Rican attorney, political analyst and historian Juan Manuel García-Passalacqua has died at the age of 73. After his death on Friday, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño declared three days of mourning. Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez, who has known Passalacqua for many years, talks about his life and legacy.[includes rush transcript]

Military Psychologists Face Complaints With Licensing Boards Over Roles at Guantanamo
Two U.S. military psychologists are facing complaints with their state licensing boards over their actions at Guantanamo Bay. The psychologists, Major General John Leso and Col. Larry James, are accused of helping perpetrate the abuse and torture of prisoners in violation of standards of professional conduct. We speak with Dr. Steven Reisner, a New York psychologist who filed one of the complaints.[includes rush transcript]

Gwynne Dyer on "Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats"
As a heat wave from Boston to Baghdad to Beijing sets record-breaking temperatures in cities across the world, a new analysis says the world is headed for an average temperature rise that far exceeds pledges at the Copenhagen climate conference last year. We speak with geopolitical analyst and columnist Gwynne Dyer about his new book, "Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats."

A Debate on Geoengineering: Vandana Shiva vs. Gwynne Dyer
Supporters of geoengineering have proposed radical ways to alter the planet to decrease the level of greenhouse gas emissions. Proposals include creating artificial volcanoes to pollute the atmosphere with sulfur particles, fertilizing the oceans and placing sun-deflecting aluminum foil in the sky. But opposition is growing to geoengineering. We host a debate between Indian environmentalist, scientist, philosopher and eco-feminist, Vandana Shiva, and geopolitical analyst and columnist, Gwynne Dyer.

Headlines

Appeals Court to Weigh Attempt to Restore Drilling Ban
BP Claims New Target Date for Sealing Well
Report: 27,000 Abandoned Wells Pose Threat to Gulf Coast
60 Killed in Iraq Bombings Targeting Shiite Pilgrims
U.S., Russia Negotiate Swap of Alleged Spies
Cuba to Free Over 50 Jailed Dissidents
Indian Forces Impose Curfew in Kashmir in Wake of Protest Deaths
Spanish Court Orders New Probe of U.S. Killing of Spanish Journalist
Ex-Guatemalan Soldier Pleads Guilty to Concealing Role in 1982 Dos Erres Massacre
British Probe Clears "Climategate" Scientists
Obama Vows to Push Trade Pacts
Report: Raytheon Hired for NSA Surveillance of Infrastructure Hacking

Yesterday:

Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Headlines for July 07, 2010
After U.S. Praise for Netanyahu’s "Restraint", Israeli Journalist Amira Hass Asks Obama to Imagine Life as A Palestinian Under Occupation
BP Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Getting Sick, Exxon Valdez Survivor Warns of Long Term Health Effects
Media Clampdown in the Gulf Coast: Government and BP Place More Restrictions on Journalists Covering the Oil Spill
As Dalai Lama Marks 75th Birthday, A Look at His Views on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Tibet


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