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Should The New York Times Fire Judith Miller and Apologize to Readers?


* Iraqi Feminist Yanar Mohammed on the Iraq Constitution Vote *

In Iraq, early election results suggest that voters have approved a new
US-backed constitution. Millions of ballots are still being counted two days
after the referendum which was a simple "Yes" or "No" on whether to accept
the document.


* Should The New York Times Fire Judith Miller and Apologize to Readers? *

On Sunday, Miller revealed that she spoke with Scooter Libby about
undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame weeks before her name appeared in the
press, but Miller claims she can't remember who leaked the name. Meanwhile
it has been revealed Miller had a special Pentagon security clearance and
was removed from covering Iraq and WMD stories by her editors.


* New York Times Contributor Barbara Ehrenreich: Judith Miller's Access to
Power Was More Important to the Times Than the Truth *

Ehrenreich discusses the latest about Times' reporter Judith Miller and the
CIA leak story. She criticizes the Times' editors for their handling of the
affair: "This has called into question the judgment of the newspaper that I
rely on."


* Barbara Ehrenreich: "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American
Dream" *

The best-selling author discusses going undercover as a middle-aged
professional trying to get a white-collar job in corporate America. She
finds that the people who are playing by the rules -- going to college,
being loyal to the to their employer -- are too often ending up in financial


* Headlines for October 17, 2005 *

- Death toll in Pakistan quake tops 53,000
- Judith Miller Can't Recall Who Leaked Plame's Name
- NYT Editor Stopped Miller From Covering Iraq & WMDs
- Judith Miller Reveals She Had Pentagon Security Clearance
- U.S. kills 70 in Ramadi bombings
- Report: US-Syria troops clashed on Iraq border
- Millions More Movement Gather in Washington
- Low-income Americans in Need of Legal Aid Not Receiving Any
- NASA: 2005 Set to be Warmest on Record


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* Amy Goodman in Oakland, CA: Sat, Oct 22 *

TIME: 7:30 PM
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* Amy Goodman in New Paltz, NY: Thur, Oct 27 *

Money in Politics: The Root of All Evil
Coming Together to Find Common Ground
Keynote Speech

SUNY New Paltz
Lecture Center 100

Free and open to the public

For more information, contact, or call 845-853-4387

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