Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (9 am) – May 2, 2008

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After More than Six Years, Al Jazeera Cameraman Sami al-Haj Released from Guantanamo Bay; Southern California Residents Gear Up for New Fight to Stop Secretive Expansion by Military Firm Blackwater; 25,000 Dockworkers Shut Down West Coast Ports in Historic Antiwar Protest; And Secretaries of State Debra Bowen of California and Robin Carnahan of Missouri on Voting Issues in a Year of Soaring Turnout.

Headlines

    * Al Jazeera Cameraman Sami al-Haj Freed From Guantanamo
    * 36 Killed, 65 Wounded in Baghdad Suicide Bombing
    * Turkey Resumes Attacks in Northern Iraq
    * Protests Mark 5 Years Since “Mission Accomplished”
    * Tens of Thousands Rally for Immigrant Rights
    * Dockworkers Shut Down Ports in Antiwar Protest
    * Bush Admin Forces Out EPA Regulator Who Sought Regulation of Dow
    * Bush Proposes Additional Food Aid
    * Exxon Posts $10.89B Quarterly Profit
    * Nicaraguan President Accuses US of Destabilization
    * New Zealand Activists Damage US-Linked Spy Base