Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – August 12, 2005

Women, Oil and the Role of the U.S. in Iraq’s New Constitution
The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution called for the creation of
an autonomous Shiite Region in Southern Iraq. We speak with activist and
author Antonia Juhasz about the draft Constitution that is due to be released
on Monday.

Protest on the Range: Cindy Sheehan Calls for Mass Demos at Bush’s Crawford
Ranch
Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed last year in Iraq, is
finally getting major media coverage after months of protesting George Bush’s
policies in Iraq. We go live to Crawford, Texas to speak with Cindy Sheehan.

FDR’s Grandson: At 70-Years-Old, Social Security Will Be "Successful
Right Through The 21st Century"
This weekend marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security
Act by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The program remains the most
successful social program of the century. We speak with FDR’s grandson.

The Fire This Time: The Watts Rebellion at 40
This week marks
the 40th anniversary of the Watts Uprising in Los Angeles. Today, many of
the same economic inequalities persist for African American residents
of South Central. We speak with Gerald Horne, author of "Fire This Time:
The Watts Uprising and the 1960s."

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