Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – July 6, 2005

Karl Rove Again Linked to Outting of CIA Operative Valerie Plame

Two years after Ambassador Joe Wilson first named Karl Rove in the outting of his wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame, all eyes turn again to the man some say is the most powerful unelected official in the country – Karl Rove. We speak with Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff.

Newsweek Reporter Michael Isikoff Discusses His Coverage of Koran Desecration at Guantanamo

In a rare interview about his controversial article on Koran desecration at Guantanamo Bay, Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff says, "[The Pentagon] had a report of five cases of misconduct, including the urination one, Korans being kicked, stepped on, all of which was taken place prior to the entire controversy…None of that was public at the time at the time of the controversy. I think had it been so, the controversy would have been viewed in a different light."

World Leaders Gather in Scotland for G8 Summit; Africa, Climate Change to Top Agenda

Leaders from the world’s richest nations are gathering today for the G8 summit at Gleneagles, Scotland. African poverty and global climate change are at the top of the agenda, yet it is unclear how much action will come out of the meetings. We speak with Salih Booker of Africa Action and we go to Scotland to speak with Demba Moussa Dembele, a coordinator of the Forum for African Alternatives.

The Gitmo Experiment: How Methods Developed by the U.S. Military For Withstanding Torture are Being Used Against Detainees at Guantanamo Bay

A major article in this week’s issue of The New Yorker magazine reveals how methods developed by the US military for withstanding torture are being used against detainees at Guantanamo Bay. We speak with Jane Mayer, the reporter who wrote the story for The New Yorker.

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