Democracy Now! May 14, 2003

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Democracy Now! May 14, 2003
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Operation Strangelove: Stop Cowboy Diplomacy!; As Washington & Seoul prepare for talks on North Korea, Noam Chomsky discusses U.S.-Korean relations

9:00-9:01 Billboard 9:01-9:06: Nearly 40 years after its release, Stanley Kubrick s classic Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is getting a second life, thanks in part to President Bush In a form of protest against the Bush administration, Dr. Strangelove will be screened tonight in over 40 cities from New York to Puerto Rico to Oakland in an action dubbed Operation Strangelove. Organizers of Operation Strangelove are billing it as an action to "Stop cowboy diplomacy. That is not only a reference to the foreign policies of President Bush. That is also a reference to the film's iconic ending, in which actor Slim Pickens as Major T.J. "King" Kong rides a nuclear bomb to Kingdom Come while holding his 10-gallon hat aloft and hollering, "Yee-haw!" Jen Nessel, organizer of Operation Strangelove, a campaign to hold screenings around the country s of Stanley Kubrick's1964 Cold War satire, "Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop and Love the Bomb" to protest cowboy diplomacy, unilateral preemptive strikes Link: One Minute Music Break 9:07-9:20: North Korea is saying the Bush administration s decision to keep Pyongyang on its list of "state sponsors of terrorism" is intended to provide a pretext to attack the country and make nuclear talks tougher. This according to a report by Reuters. The US State Department recently issued an annual report keeping North Korea on its terrorism list with Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and Syria. This comes as South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun prepared for talks with Present Bush on the nuclear crisis. Washington and Seoul say they want a diplomatic outcome, although the United States has not ruled out a military option. Well today we are going to spend the rest of the hour with Noam Chomsky talking about U.S.-Korean relations. He spoke yesterday at Stony Brook University on Long Island in New York. Noam Chomsky, institute professor and professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of 9-11, Power and Terror and many other books. 9:20-9:21 One Minute Music Break 9:21-9:40 Chomsky cont d 9:40-9:41 One Minute Music Break 9:41-9:58 Chomsky cont d 9:58-9:59 Outro and Credits Democracy Now! is produced by Kris Abrams, Mike Burke, Angie Karran, Ana Nogueira and Elizabeth Press. Mike Di Filippo is our music maestro and engineer.

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May 14, 2003
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May 14, 2003
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59 min.
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