Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – July 5, 2005

After Sandra Day O’Conner: High Stakes Battle Over Supreme Court Gears Up in Washington

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor retired from the bench last Friday. In 1981, O’Conner became the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Her resignation created a vacancy on the court for the first time in 11 years and set in motion a high stakes political battle in Washington that could last for months. We host a debate with the Alliance for Justice and the conservative Committee for Justice as well as Planned Parenthood.


Nelson Mandela on G8 Summit: "Overcoming Poverty is Not a Gesture of Charity, it is an Act of Justice"

After billions tuned into this weekend’s Live 8 concerts and hundreds of thousands protested in the streets for debt relief, increased aid, and trade justice, leaders of the world’s richest nations will begin a three-day summit in Gleneagles, Scotland on Wednesday. We speak with veteran reporter John Chiahemen, chief Southern Africa correspondent for Reuters and we go to Scotland to speak with sociology professor David Miller.


Jailed Native American Leader Leonard Peltier Transferred to Indiana Prison and Put in Solitary Confinement

Jailed Native American Leader Leonard Peltier was transferred from Leavenworth prison in Kansas to the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana where he was put in solitary confinement. We speak with his lead attorney, Barry Bachrach.

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