Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – March 16, 2005

Justice DeLayed? Ethics Controversy Swirls Around House Majority Leader

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) – one of the most powerful members in Congress and a prolific fundraiser for his party – is again under fire for potential ethics violations. We host a debate with Chellie Pingree of Common Cause and Stephen Moore of the Free Enterprise Fund.

Family of Rachel Corrie Sues Israeli Government and Caterpillar Inc. Two Years After She Was Crushed by Military Bulldozer

Today is the second anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie – the American peace activist killed by an Israel military bulldozer when she attempted to block the demolition of a Palestinian home in Gaza. Now, her family is suing the State of Israel and Caterpillar – the U.S. firm that manufactured the bulldozer that crushed her. We speak with Rachel Corrie’s father and older sister and the attorney representing them in the suit against Caterpillar.

Rep. Adam Smith: "The Israeli Government Did Not Do a Satisfactory Investigation" Into Rachel Corrie’s Death

We speak with Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), who delivered a letter from the Corrie family to Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, calling for an independent investigation into Rachel Corrie’s death.

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