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Uprising Radio: May 20, 2006

This week on Uprising Radio: A look at the Hayden confirmation hearings; telephone companies, consumer privacy and Empire Notes on the NSA; Sri Lanka's looming civil war; Stephen Zunes on the Israel Lobby; plus the Black Commentator on Somalia and the US.
  • Examining Michael Hayden’s Senate Confirmation Hearing and a look at one telephone company that actually fights for consumer privacy
  • Empire Notes with Rahul Mahajan on the NSA’s telephone surveillance program.
  • The island nation of Sri Lanka sees a resumption of civil war. We’ll speak with a pro-democracy activist.
  • A realistic view of the Israel Lobby - Stephen Zunes responds to the controversial article by Mearsheimer and Walt.
  • Plus the Black Commentator on the US in Somalia.

Assistant Producer: Gabriel San Roman

Sonali Kolhatkar is Co-Director of the Afghan Women's Mission , a US-based non-profit that funds health, educational, and training projects for Afghan women. She is also the host and producer of Uprising Radio , a daily morning radio program at KPFK, Pacifica in Los Angeles.