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Democracy Now! (6 am) – February 15, 2005

Ex-Lebanese Prime Minister Assassinated in Car Bombing
Lebanon’s army has been put on high alert after former Prime Minister
Rafik Hariri was killed in a massive bomb explosion Monday. We go to Beirut
for a report on the ground and talk to longtime Middle East journalist Patrick
Seale on the impact the assassination will have on U.S.-Syrian relations.

Clare Short On Why She Quit Tony Blair’s Government In Protest of the
Iraq War & How British Intelligence Spied On UN Chief Kofi Annan
One of Europe’s leading critics of the Iraq invasion joins us in the
Firehouse Studio. Two years ago Clare Short resigned her top post in the Blair
government. She recently wrote about her resignation and the war in her book
"An Honourable Deception? New Labour, Iraq and the Misuse of Power"

Shocking and Awful: A Grassroots Response to War and Occupation
As President Bush requests $80 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
we play an excerpt from a new 13-part series produced by Deep Dish TV featuring
interviews with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali and Larry Everest. It is narrated by
David Barsamian.

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