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Democracy Now! (6 am) – October 17, 2005

Iraqi Feminist Yanar Mohammed on the Iraq Constitution Vote

In Iraq, early election results suggest that voters have approved a new US-backed constitution. Millions of ballots are still being counted two days after the referendum which was a simple "Yes" or "No" on whether to accept the document.


Should The New York Times Fire Judith Miller and Apologize to Readers?

On Sunday, Miller revealed that she spoke with Scooter Libby about undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame weeks before her name appeared in the press, but Miller claims she can’t remember who leaked the name. Meanwhile it has been revealed Miller had a special Pentagon security clearance and was removed from covering Iraq and WMD stories by her editors.


New York Times Contributor Barbara Ehrenreich: Judith Miller’s Access to Power Was More Important to the Times Than Truth

Ehrenreich discusses the latest about Times’ reporter Judith Miller and the CIA leak story. She criticizes the Times’ editors for their handling of the affair: "This has called into question the judgment of the newspaper that I rely on."


Barbara Ehrenreich: "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream"

The best-selling author discusses going undercover as a middle-aged professional trying to get a white-collar job in corporate America. She finds that the people who are playing by the rules — going to college, being loyal to the to their employer — are too often ending up in financial ruin.

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