Charles Davis

Charles Davis has covered Congress for NPR and Pacifica stations across the country, and freelanced for the international news wire Inter Press Service, primarily covering U.S. policy toward Latin America and the war on drugs in particular. He has also worked as a researcher for Michael Moore on his movie Capitalism: A Love Story. He may be contacted at davis.charles84 (at) gmail.com

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 8:32am
Ten Reasons the Iraq War Was No Cakewalk
March 19 marks the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a nation that had no weapons of mass destruction and was not involved in the 9/11 attacks. It was sold to the American public as a war to defend our nation and free the Iraqi people. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz said our soldiers would be greeted as liberators and that Iraqi oil money would pay for the reconstruction.
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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 8:16am
Under Obama, Better to Commit a War Crime Than Expose One
Bradley Manning is accused of humiliating the political establishment by revealing the complicity of top U.S. officials in carrying out and covering up war crimes. In return for his act of conscience, the U.S. government is holding him in abusive solitary confinement, humiliating him and trying to keep him behind bars for life. The lesson is clear, and soldiers take note: You're better off committing a war crime than exposing one.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 10:34am
Republicans and Democrats Agree: Cut Aid for Poor People, Not Israel
With the U.S. economy in the tank and governments at all levels facing massive budget shortfalls, politicians left and right are seeking ways to curb spending. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate collective bargaining rights and the decent pay that goes with them. President Barack Obama’s budget includes halving the home-heating oil subsidy poor households depend on.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 4:22pm
Prisoners Have No Choice But to Drink Arsenic-Laced Water
WASHINGTON - When Kern Valley State Prison opened in 2005, the 379 million dollar facility in Central California was hailed as "state of the art". But within weeks of opening, a major problem was discovered: its water was poisoned - containing roughly twice the federally permitted level of arsenic, a known carcinogen. And nothing has been done about it.
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 11:20am
FBI Expands 'Witch Hunt' Against Antiwar Activists
The FBI on Tuesday added four more names to the list of antiwar activists subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury as part of an investigation into whether members of the peace movement provided "material support" for terrorism.
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Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 11:37am
Candidates Stay the Course on Latin America
WASHINGTON - With an election to replace an immensely unpopular president just weeks away, Republican nominee John McCain and Democratic candidate Barack Obama have both sought to distance themselves from the record of George W. Bush -- but when it comes to Latin America, neither candidate promises a major break with the policies of the last eight years.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 4:07pm
Al-Arian Case: 'When You Have To Leave America To Be Free'
Nearly three years after the U.S. government failed to convict Palestinian activist and former college professor Sami Al-Arian of any charges in one of the most high-profile terrorism trials following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he continues to be held in federal prison - where, if convicted in an upcoming trial on criminal contempt charges, he faces the prospect of remaining for decades.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:47pm
Blowback of Iran War Likely to Be 'Terrible'
WASHINGTON - Since the release of the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's nuclear capabilities last December, the prevailing conventional wisdom has been that the report's finding that Iran is not currently pursuing nuclear weapons had derailed the possibility of the George W. Bush administration launching a military strike before leaving office.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 4:26pm
Justice Not So Blind in Politically Charged Cases
WASHINGTON - Following the terrorist attacks of Sep. 11, 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush outlined the basis for the so-called 'war on terror', arguing 'if you harbour a terrorist, you're just as guilty as the terrorist.'But many analysts say the Bush administration has ignored its own rhetoric when it comes to anti-Cuban terrorists operating from the shores of south Florida.
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