Thursday, July 15, 2010

15 Jul 2010: Today's Democracy Now!

"They Have Terrorized Our Community": Anti-Immigrant List Targets Latinos in Utah
An anonymous group has distributed a list that is spreading terror and outrage among the Latino community in Utah. The list includes names, addresses, workplaces, phone numbers, birth dates and, in some cases, Social Security numbers of some 1,300 people that the group alleges are undocumented. The list was sent to law enforcement officials, state lawmakers and the media, and urges that those on the list be immediately deported. All the names are Latino, and they include over 200 children and the due dates for six pregnant women. We speak to Tony Yapias of Proyecto Latino de Utah. [includes rush transcript]

"Tea Party in Sonora": Ken Silverstein of Harper’s Says Arizona is Laboratory for Radical GOP Policies
A new article by Harper’s Magazine Washington editor Ken Silverstein argues that Arizona has become a laboratory not just for immigration policy, but a broad range of issues. It’s a place, he writes, where the Tea Party is arguably the ruling party, and should the Republicans retake nationwide power, "the country might start to resemble the right-wing desert that Arizona has become." [includes rush transcript]

Study: Global Warming to Bring Increased Heat Waves to US
Following last week’s record-breaking East Coast heat wave, a new study by Stanford University climate scientists says as global warming continues, such heat waves will be increasingly common in the future. The study found exceptionally long heat waves and other hot events could become commonplace in the United States in the next thirty years, posing serious risks to agriculture and human health. [includes rush transcript]

Himalayan Glaciers Melting Faster Than Anywhere Else in World; Impact Could Devastate Over 1 Billion People
We look at the impact of climate change in the Himalayas region in Asia, where scientists are warning glaciers are receding faster than anywhere else in the world, with the potential to devastate over a billion people. The Himalayan glaciers have been described as the water towers of Asia, as they provide a key source of water to ten major Asian river systems. We speak to the prominent Indian scientist and glaciologist Syed Iqbal Hasnain. [includes rush transcript]

Headlines

BP Halts Containment Test for Consecutive Day
Oil Smears Hundreds of Birds in Gulf Nesting Area
BP to Deduct Spill Costs from Tax Payments
8 US Troops Killed in Afghanistan
Iranian Scientist Returns Home as Report Claims CIA Payment of $5M
Gaza-Bound Libyan Aid Ship Docks in Egypt
Rwanda Opposition Leader Found Dead
US Details Nuclear Arsenal Plans
Survey: Despite Earnings Boost, Most Firms Won’t Increase Hiring
Foreclosures Expected to Top 1 Million This Year
Fmr. Insurance Exec Tapped to Implement Healthcare Law
Philip Morris Using Child Labor in Kazak Tobacco Fields
Supporters Rally on Eve of Lynne Stewart Resentencing



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