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Democracy Now! (6 am) – September 22, 2005

St. Patrick’s Four Trial: Civilian Resisters Face Federal Conspiracy Charges
We speak with anti-war activist Peter De Mott, who is on trial as one
of the St. Patrick’s Four facing federal charges for protesting at a military
recruiting
center. Lawyer Bill Quigley, legal advisor for the activists, joins the discussion
on the trial and also talks about his recent experience in New Orleans in
the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

NM Governor Richardson Calls Special Legislative Session to Investigate Price
Gouging and Energy Cost
We speak with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson about the federal
response to Hurricane Katrina and why he is calling for Congress and President
Bush to
investigate price gouging at the gas pumps.

Governor Richardson Calls For Tighter Border Security
Governor Richardson shares his views on the increasing flow of migrants
across the New Mexico border and his reasons for recently declaring a state of
emergency
in counties along the border. We also hear his reasons for calling for stronger
border security and the need to work with Mexico on creating jobs.

Governor Richardson Says He "Stands By Everything He Said and Did" in
the Case of Accused Los Alamos Scientist Wen Ho Lee.
Governor Richardson
tells Democracy Now! that he "stands by everything
he said and did" in the case of accused Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee.
Richardson, then Energy Secretary, fired Lee – who was under investigation
for espionage. Lee was ultimately cleared of those charges.

Governor Richardson Calls for an Exit Strategy in Iraq and Stands by the
Clinton-Era Sanctions
Governor Richardson explains why he doesn’t support an immediate
withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, but instead calls for an exit strategy
from the country.
Richardson also says the UN sanctions imposed on Iraq during the Clinton
administration were justified.

Governor Richardson Would Likely Vote Against Supreme Court Nominee John
Roberts
Gov. Richardson says he would have difficulty supporting Supreme
Court nominee John Roberts. He calls his earlier record on civil rights and
affirmative action "troublesome."

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