Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Democracy NOW - May 16, 2006

* Freedom of the Press Under Attack: Government Begins Tracking Phone Calls
of Journalists *

ABC News reported on Monday that a senior federal law enforcement had
revealed that the government is now tracking phone calls made by journalists
from the New York Times, Washington Post and ABC News. We speak with Brian
Ross, chief investigative reporter at ABC News.


* Militarizing the Border: Bush Calls For 6,000 National Guard Troops to
Deploy to U.S.-Mexican Border *

President Bush spoke on national tv night and called for 6,000 National
Guard troops to be deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border. We looking at the
growing militarization of the border and the role private contractors, like
Halliburton, are playing.


* Hundreds Gather in Duncan Oklahoma to Protest Outside Halliburton
Shareholder Meeting *

We go to Oklahoma to speak with Corpwatch¹s Pratap Chatterjee about his new
report "Hurricane Halliburton: Conflict, Climate Change and Catastrophe." We
also speak with Nigerian attorney Michael Keania Karikpo who represents
Environmental Rights Action in Nigeria.


* Headlines for May 16, 2006 *

- Bush: 6,000 National Guard Troops to Be Deployed to Border
- Report: Government Tracks Phone Calls of Journalists
- FCC Commissioner Calls for Inquiry into NSA Spying Scandal
- Sunni Group Accuses U.S. of Killing 25 Civilians in Iraq
- U.S. Bars Arms Sales to Venezuela
- Haiti & Venezuela Sign Oil Deal
- Ecuador Expels Oil Giant Occidental Petroleum
- Prosecutor Focuses on Cheney in Valerie Plame Probe
- Activists Call for Clear Channel to Lose License Over Hate Radio



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