Democracy Now 9am (rebroadcast)

Democracy Now! (6 am) – March 17, 2005

Bush Names Iraq War Architect Paul Wolfowitz to Head World Bank

President Bush named Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz to become the new president of the World Bank. Woflowitz is one of the chief hawks within the Bush administration and was a leading architects of the Iraq war. We speak with journalist Jim Lobe and Njoki Njoroge Njehu of the 50 Years is Enough network.

Kevin Martin Appointed FCC Chairman, Ken Ferree Named to Leading Post at Corporation for Public Broadcasting

President Bush named conservative commissioner Kevin Martin to head the Federal Communications Commission. Separately, Ken Ferree was named as Chief Operating Officer for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We speak with Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy.

St. Patrick’s Day Special: Irish Peace Activists Protest U.S. Use of Shannon Airport in Iraq War

To commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, we take a look at the use of Shannon airport by U.S. troops en route to Iraq as well as the case of three Irish peace activists recently acquitted after their arrest during a protest against President Bush.

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