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Democracy Now! (6 am) – February 8, 2005


Sharon & Abbas Hold Summit & Call For End of Violence

In the first Israeli-Palestinian summit in four years, Israeli Prime Minister Gen. Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas verbally agreed today to end four years of fighting. Since the intifada began in September 2000, about 3,600 Palestinians and 1,050 Israelis have been killed in fighting.

Bush’s New $2.5 Trillion Budget Boosts Pentagon Spending, Slashes Domestic Programs
President Bush sent Congress a federal budget yesterday that some say reads like a hit list against almost every social program paid for by US taxpayers. It calls for the elimination of some 150 government programs. One out of every three of the targeted programs concerns education.

Copyright Issues Block Broadcast of Award-Winning Civil Rights Documentary "Eyes on the Prize"
"This is analogous to stopping the circulation of all the books about Martin Luther King, stopping the circulation of all the books about Malcolm X," said Lawrence Guyot, a prominent civil rights leader with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. "I would call upon everyone who has access to ‘Eyes on the Prize’ to openly violate any and all laws regarding its showing." We talk to Guyot about a national grassroots effort to screen "Eyes on the Prize" today.

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