Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – May 6, 2005

Blair Wins Third Term; Majority Reduced Over Iraq War

Prime Minister Tony Blair wins a historic third term in government but with a drastically reduced majority in parliament for his Labour party. We go to London to speak with longtime British politician, Tony Benn, the political editor of the Guardian (UK) and Tariq Ali, author and editor of the New Left Review.

Bloomington Resolutions Oppose Iraq War, Patriot Act, Seek Higher Minimum Wage

We speak with a member of the Bloomington City Council which has passed several bills and resolutions opposing the invasion of Iraq and the Patriot Act, promoting fair elections through a verifiable paper trail and seeking a higher minimum wage.

Biology Prof. Resigns Over Gvt. Use of Plant Research

We speak Dr. Martha Crouch, a former biology professor at the University of Indiana. She ran a lab dedicated to cutting edge plant research but decided to end her career when she found out that biotechnology companies were co-opting her research for profit.

Julia Ward Howe: The Woman Behind Mother’s Day

We take a look at the woman behind Mother’s Day, Julia Ward Howe. The author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, she began advocating for a mother’s day for peace in 1870.

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