Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – April 5, 2005

Blood and Oil: The Rising Cost of Domination

Oil prices have risen almost $15 a barrel since the year began, briefly topping a record $58 a barrel on Monday. While the Bush administration is fond of blaming oil prices on OPEC, the group says the pricing is beyond their control. We take a look at the current state of oil with Jim Paul of the Global Policy Forum and Michael Klare, author of Blood and Oil.

Vigilantes or Civilian Border Patrol? A Debate on the Minuteman Project

In Arizona, a group calling itself the Minuteman Project has stationed scores of men and women along the Mexican border in a controversial effort to track down undocumented immigrants. We host a debate with the media liaison for the Minuteman Project and the executive director of the Border Action Network.

Remembering Japanese American Civil Rights Pioneer Fred Korematsu

Japanese American civil rights pioneer Fred Korematsu has died at the age of 86. He was jailed during World War II refusing orders to be sent to an internment camp set up for U.S residents of Japanese ancestry. We air an excerpt of the documentary, "Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story" and we speak with one of his attorneys.

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