Shows featuring Pratap Chatterjee

  • U.S. Drone Kills 16-Year-Old Pakistani Boy Days After He Attends Anti-Drone Organizing Meeting Aziz
    A group of Pakistanis met in Islamabad late last month to discuss the impact of U.S. drone strikes in their communities. One of the attendees was a 16-year-old boy named Tariq Aziz, who had volunteered to learn photography to begin documenting drone strikes near his home. Within 72 hours of the meeting, Aziz was killed in a...
    November 07, 2011 | Story
  • WikiLeaks Iraq War Logs Expose US-Backed Iraqi Torture, 15,000 More Civilian Deaths, and Contractors Run Amok War-logs
    The online whistleblower WikiLeaks has released some 390,000 classified US documents on the Iraq war — the largest intelligence leak in US history and the greatest internal account of any war on public record. The disclosure provides a trove of new evidence on the violence, torture and suffering that has befallen Iraq...
    October 25, 2010 | Story
  • Coordinated Attacks Kill 6 UN Workers as US Troops Suffer Deadliest Month of 8-Year Afghan War Afghan-un-web
    At least six international United Nations workers were killed in Afghanistan today when a team of gunmen and bombers raided their private guest house in Kabul. About an hour later, a rocket struck the luxury Serena Hotel located near the presidential palace. The attacks come one day after eight US soldiers were killed, making...
    October 28, 2009 | Story
  • Afghans Urge Obama to Send Aid, Not Troops, to Afghanistan Afghanwoman_web
    President Obama is expected to unveil a revised Afghanistan strategy Friday that will focus on expanding and improving the Afghan national police force. The revised policy is also expected to send more US troops to counter the Taliban’s expanding influence in the southern part of the country. We speak with Pratap Chatterjee of CorpWatch, who recently traveled to Afghanistan. [includes...
    March 26, 2009 | Story
  • Pratap Chatterjee on "Halliburton’s Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War” Chatterjee2bkweb
    Despite a storm of controversy involving allegations of bribery and wrongful death, the military contractor KBR has been awarded a new $35 million contract for electrical work in Iraq. We speak to award-winning investigative journalist Pratap Chatterjee, author of the new book Halliburton’s Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War. [includes rush...
    February 09, 2009 | Story
  • CorpWatch’s Pratap Chatterjee and Ex-Titan Translator Marwan Mawiri on Corporate Cronyism and Intelligence Outsourcing in Iraq Charterjee_mawiriweb
    CorpWatch Managing Editor Pratap Chatterjee has just returned from Iraq, where he was embedded with the US military and investigating the outsourcing of both military logistics and intelligence gathering. A new CorpWatch report offers a scathing assessment of intelligence contractors L-3 and Titan. We also speak to Marwan Mawiri, who worked in Iraq as a translator with Titan in 2003 and 2004....
    April 30, 2008 | Story
  • CorpWatch’s Pratap Chatterjee on Iraq’s Missing Oil and Halliburton’s Houston Send-Off Goodbyehouston
    A draft report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows between 100,000 and 300,000 barrels a day of Iraq’s declared oil production over the past four years is unaccounted for and could have been siphoned off through corruption or smuggling. The news comes as the Iraqi Parliament is preparing to vote on a new law that would open up Iraq’s oil reserves to multinational oil...
    May 15, 2007 | Story
  • The Missing Billions: Ex-Iraq Occupation Chief Paul Bremer Questioned on Oversight, Spending of Iraqi Money Bremer01
    Three former Army officers and two civilians have been indicted for diverting $3.6 million in Iraq reconstruction money to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars and jewelry. The announcement came one day after the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing about how billions of dollars set aside for the Iraq reconstruction have gone missing. CorpWatch managing...
    February 08, 2007 | Story
  • "You Cannot Break the Human Spirit": Israeli Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu Released After 18 Years Vanunu
    On the morning that Mordechai Vanunu is released from prison after serving 18 years for revealing to the world that Israel had a nuclear arsenal, we go to Ashkelon to speak with his adoptive parents and a coordinator of the US Campaign to Free Mordecai Vanunu. [includes rush transcript]
    April 21, 2004 | Story
  • The Law of the Fist: New York Police Vow to Crush Protests Against the World Economic Forum
    Next week, the World Economic Forum will hold its annual meeting in New York, from January 31st to Feb 4th. At themeeting, 1,000 of the world’s top business leaders, and hundreds of political and media leaders will come together toshape the global agenda. This year the WEF says their meeting will focus on finding ways to "reverse the globaleconomic downturn, eradicate poverty,...
    January 25, 2002 | Story
  • "The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It"
    "The Good War And Those Who Refused To Fight It" tells the story of US conscientious objectors who refused to fight"the good war," the most popular war of the 20th century. Many of these COs were Quakers or others whose religiousbeliefs interpreted the commandment "Thou Shalt Not Kill" to include war; others were passionate pacifists who feltmorally incapable of...
    January 15, 2002 | Story
  • President of Guyana Cheddi Jagan Dies
    Washington. He was regarded as one of the great leaders of the post-colonial world, often mentioned in the same breath as Kenyatta, Nkrumah, and Nehru. He first came to political power in 1953, but was soon ousted and jailed by the British because of his radical politics. After Guyana won self-government from Britain in 1961, Jagan became the South American country’s first prime minister....
    March 07, 1997 | Story