Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (9 am) – August 8, 2008

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Summer Olympic Games Open in Beijing, Pro-Tibet Protester Deported to US; "This is the Olympics the West Wanted" – Dave Zirin on US Corporations Entering China, Athletes Speaking Out and the Games from ’68 to Today; The Wrecking Crew: Thomas Frank on How Conservatives Rule.

Headlines

    * Bin Laden Driver Given Lenient Sentence
    * Iraqi Officials: Agreement Reached on US Withdrawal
    * China Policies Draw Scrutiny as Olympic Games Begin
    * US Admits Nuclear Submarine Leak
    * Pakistan Lawmakers to Impeach Musharraf
    * Rep. Green Calls on Pentagon to Explain Promotion of Threat-Wielding Recruiter
    * Mukasey Appoints Torture Backer as Chief of Staff
    * Anthrax Suspect Supported Anti-Gay Group
    * Texas Executes Another Foreign National
    * Judge Upholds Denver DNC Protest Restrictions
    * Daschle in Talks with Ethanol Lobby
    * Oxfam: Stop Criminalizing HIV
    * Court Rules US Owes Native Americans $455M for Land Drilling
    * Report: Sleep Deprivation Continued Despite Gitmo Ban
    * 20th Anniversary of “8-8-88” Uprising in Burma