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Democracy Now! – August 18, 2011

Juan Gonzalez: Verizon Workers’ Strike “Most Important Labor Battle Going on Today”; Undocumented Student Fanny Martinez Arrested Protesting Controversial Secure Communities Program; Should U.S. End Secure Communities? Sheriff Adrian Garcia Debates Immigrant Advocate Chris Newman; As Biden Visits China, Author David Wise on “Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War with China”

Today’s Headlines

    U.S. Justice Department Probes S&P on Improper Ratings of Mortgage Securities
    Whistleblower: SEC Destroyed Thousands of Documents Linked to Wall Street Probes
    Obama Concludes Midwest Bus Tour, Prepares Jobs Speech
    Rick Perry Rejects Obama Criticism, Doubts Global Warming
    Syrian Forces Widen Crackdown on Opposition
    Rebels Press Fight to Win Control of Tripoli
    Rebels Reopen Libyan Embassy in U.S.
    5 Killed, 22 Wounded in Iraq Violence
    U.S. Admits to Iraq Air Strikes; Sadr Vows “War” over Extended Occupation
    Thousands Protest Jailing of Anti-Graft Leader in India
    Deadly Attacks Hit Southern Israel
    Israel Refuses to Apologize to Turkey for Flotilla Killings
    ATF Firearms Wound Up at U.S. Crime Scenes; Supervisors Promoted
    Verizon Threatens Benefits of Striking Workers


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