NEWSLETTER - Friday, June 8, 2007
"If you drive out of town, you see that the economy is based on growing poppiesto produce heroin and opium, that there is no democracy or free speech and thatthere is a state of criminality and war unfortunately throughout much of the countryside."
- Christian Parenti
This week on Bill Moyers Journal (KCET)
Beginning to trade on the NYSE last week, Northwest Airlines dodged the bankruptcy bullet. But while a $1.4 billion a year cut in labor expenses has ensured lower costs for Northwest, why are airline executives still flying high on salaries, stock options and benefits while workers and retirees see cuts in pay and compensation?
Episcopal presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori - spiritual leader to 7,500 congregations and more than 2 million members - talks about science, the environment, and the rift in her church over the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy.
With heated debate looming large over progress reports and withdrawal deadlines for Iraq, what’s next for Afghanistan? Journalist Christian Parenti, just back from his fourth visit to the forgotten frontline, speaks to Moyers about the growing influence of warlords in government, the resurgence of the Taliban as well as the drug trade, and life on the ground in Afghanistan.
On The Moyers Blog:
Ask Christian Parenti your questions about Afghanistan, and we'll get you his answers next week.
Are science and religion really at odds? You tell us.
Preview our piece on executive compensation in the airline industry, and let us know what you think.