Democracy Now! October 8, 2002

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Democracy Now! October 8, 2002
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Bush wants war: The President addresses the nation from Cincinnati as thousands protest in the streets outside. A response from Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Jay Bookman, Deputy editorial page editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Cincinnati protester Sister Alice Gerdeman; Talkback to War: As millions across the globe continue to speak out against war, we hear from actors Gabriel Byrne and Susan Sarandon, and Colleen Kelly who lost her brother on September 11

9:00-9:01 Billboard 9:01-9:06 Headlines 9:06-9:07 One Minute Music Break 9:07-9:20: President Bush made his first primetime television address on Iraq last night, seeking once again, to justify war. He said, "America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud." Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who submitted legislation for the creation of a department of peace, and one of the congress members who will vote no to Bush s Iraq resolution responded to the President s speech. While the president spoke to about 500 invited guests at the Museum Center in Cincinnati, thousands protested outside carrying signs like George Bush is a terrorist and Regime change Wash. D.C. Sister Alice Gerdeman of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center was one of the organizers. Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution whose recent article The President s Real Goal In Iraq represents one of the first mainstream newspaper articles on US plans to dominate the world, joins in the discussion. Phone Guest: Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) Links: Transcript of President Bush s Speech: Congressman Dennis Kucinich: Justice and Peace Center: 9:20-9:21 One-Minute Music Break 9:21-9:35 Bush Speech in Cincinnati, cont d Phone Guest: Jay Bookman, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Phone Guest: Sister Alice Gerdeman, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, organized Cincinnati protests 9:35-9:58: Tens of thousands in the United States protested against the war this weekend. Thousands gathered in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon and many smaller cities. In New York over 20,000 converged in Central Park in the largest U.S. anti-war rally this year. Actors Gabriel Byrne and Susan Sarandon, and Colleen Kelly who lost her brother on 9/11 speak out . Gabriel Byrne Colleen Kelly Susan Sarandon 9:58-9:59 Outro and Credits

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October 8, 2002
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October 8, 2002
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59 min.
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