Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – August 29, 2005

Is Global Warming Causing More Devastating Hurricanes Worldwide?
Hurricane Katrina
forced a mass evacuation of New Orleans and may leave up to a million people
homeless. As this unprecedented storm deluges the South,
we look at new evidence that human-induced global warming is causing the
increased strength of tropical storms.

Two Thousand Bush Supporters Rally in Crawford
The last weekend of Cindy Sheehan’s
vigil outside President Bush’s property in Crawford drew ever more supporters.
Also in Crawford were two thousand counter
protesters. We hear from a pro-Bush military mother and the owner of a Bush
memorobilia store in Crawford. [includes rush transcript]

Military Mothers and Veterans Call for Troop Pullout on Last Weekend of Camp

Cindy Sheehan and other military families spoke at a mass rally during the
last weekend of Bush’s vacation – and the last weekend of Camp Casey. We
hear from Cindy, mothers Amy Branham and Jane Bright, and a Marine veteran.

The Posada Files: El Paso Judge to Determine Whether Bay of Pigs Was Terrorist

Cuban-born former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles is facing a deportation
hearing El Paso today. The judge will look at Posada’s record to determine
whether he should get asylum in the United States. Protests around the U.S.
and Canada
are calling for Posada’s extradition to Venezuela for masterminding the 1976
bombing of a Cuban airliner.

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