Thursday, December 30, 2010

30 Dec 2010: Today's Democracy Now!


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"Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours:" The Explosion that Killed 11 Workers and Led to the Worst Oil Spill in U.S. History

It has been eight months since the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon set off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Eleven workers were killed and more than 200 million gallons of oil were dumped into the Gulf of Mexico. A major investigation by the New York Times takes an in-depth look into how explosion occurred. Based on interviews with 21 crew members and testimony from 94 others, the investigation concludes every single one of the rig’s defenses failed. We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Barstow. [includes rush transcript]
Son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: "My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act—Here’s Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange"

As the Justice Department considers charging WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act of 1917, we speak with Robert Meeropol, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg—the only U.S. citizens to be executed under the Espionage Act in what’s been described as the most controversial death sentence in U.S. history. This week, Meeropol released a widely read statement in support of WikiLeaks called "My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act—Here’s Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange." [includes rush transcript]

Headlines

•Aid Organizations: Situation in Afghanistan Worsening
•Ambassador: Ivory Coast on the "Brink of Genocide"
•Lobbyist Lanny Davis Resigns from Ivory Coast Job
•Ex-Israeli President Convicted of Rape
•Obama Appoints Ambassador to Syria
•U.S Revokes Visa of Venezuelan Ambassador
•Veterans Face Higher Unemployment Rate
•One Tip Enough to Put Name on Terror Watch List
•American Aid Worker Released in Haiti
•Rousseff to be Sworn in as Brazilian President
•Conservative Groups to Boycott CPAC over Gay Group

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