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Friday, September 20, 1996

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  • 20TH Anniversary of Letelier-Moffit Killings.

    TWENTY YEARS AGO, ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1976, THREE PEOPLE WERE DRIVING IN A CAR ALONG WASHINGTON DC’S EMBASSY ROW. THE CAR EXPLODED KILLING TWO OF THE THREE OCCUPANTS, FORMER CHILEAN AMBASSADOR ORLANDO LETELIER AND 25 YEAR OLD RONNI MOFFITT. RONNI’S HUSBAND MICHAEL WAS THROWN FROM THE CAR, RECEVING ONLY MINOR INJURIES. THE KILLINGS HAPPENED IN THE WAKE OF THE 1973 US SUPPORTED COUP IN CHILE, SUPPORTED BY THEN NATIONAL SECURiTY ADVISOR HENRY KISSINGER, CIA DIRECTOR RICHARD HELMS AND PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON. WHICH BROUGHT GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET TO POWER. EVENTUALLY TWO TOP CHILEAN GENERALS, ONE THE NUMBER TWO MAN UNDER PINOCHET WERE FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER. AN AMERICAN WHO BUILT THE BOMB WAS THE STAR PROSECUTION WITNESS AND IS BELIEVED TO BE SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES. TODAY WE’RE JOINED BY SAUL LANDAU, FELLOW AT THE INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES WHERE BOTH LETELIER AND MOFFITT WORKED.

  • Richard Helms and President Richard Nixon and Chile

    TWENTY YEARS AGO ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1976, THREE PEOPLE WERE DRIVING IN A CAR ALONG WASHINGTON DC’S EMBASSY ROW. THE CAR EXPLODED KILLING TWO OF THE THREE OCCUPANTS, FORMER CHILEAN AMBASSADOR ORLANDO LETELIER AND 25 YEAR OLD RONNI MOFFITT. RONNI’S HUSBAND MICHAEL WAS THROWN FROM THE CAR, RECEVING ONLY MINOR INJURIES. THE KILLINGS HAPPENED IN THE WAKE OF THE 1973 US SUPPORTED COUP IN CHILE, SUPPORTED BY THEN NATIONAL SECUIRTY ADVISOR HENRY KISSINGER, CIA DIRECTOR RICHARD HELMS AND PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON. WHICH BROUGHT GENERAL UGUSTO PICNICHET TO POWER. EVENTUALLY TWO TOP CHILEAN GENERALS, ONE THE NUMBER TWO MAN UNDER PINOCHT WERE FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER. AN AMERICAN WHO BUILT THE BOMB WAS THE STAR PROSECUTION WITNESS AND IS BELIEVED TO BE SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES. TODAY WE’RE JOINED BY SAUL LANDAU, FELLOW AT THE INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES WHERE BOTH LETELIER AND MOFFITT WORKED.

  • 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF LETELIER-MOFFIT KILLINGS CONTINUED

    20th anniversary of Letelier-Moffit killings, continued.

  • Do The Democrats Really Have A Chance of Winning Back Congress?

    WITH JUST 45 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, PRESIDENT CLINTON SEEMS TO BE MAINTAINING A COMMANDING LEAD IN THE POLLS OVER BOB DOLE. AND MORE AND MORE ATTENTION IS BEING FOCUSED ON THE POSSIBILITY THAT A STRONG CLINTON VICTORY MIGHT LEAD TO THE DEMOCRATS REGAINING CONTROL OF ONE OR BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS. PACIFICA’S NATIONAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT LARRY BENSKY HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE CONGRESSIONAL SITUATION CLOSELY. HE JOINS US FROM PACIFICA STATION KPFA IN BERKELEY. DO THE DEMOCRATS REALLY HAVE A CHANCE OF WINNING BACK CONGRESS?

  • Moratorium On Logging In Northern California’s Headwater Forest

    THERE’S ONLY A WEEK TO GO BEFORE A LAST MINUTE MORATORIUM ON LOGGING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S HEADWATERS FOREST EXPIRES..AND DEMONSTRATORS WHO TURNED OUT IN RECORD NUMBERS LAST SUNDAY FOR A RALLY DEMANDING PROTECTION OF THE LAST REMAINING UNPROTECTED REDWOOD GROVES IN CALIFORNIA HAVE VOWED TO RETURN IF AN AGREEMENT IS NOT REACHED NEXT WEEK. ONE OF THOSE PROTESTING LAST SUNDAY IN CARLOTTA, CALIFORNIA WAS ADAM WERBACH, THE 23 YEAR OLD PRESIDENT OF THE SIERRA CLUB. HE’S BEING CLOSELY WATCHED BY GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTALISTS TO SEE WHETHER HE WILL PUSH THE OLDEST CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION IN A MORE ACTIVIST DIRECTION. OUR NATIONAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT LARRY BENSKY SPOKE WITH WERBACH YESTERDAY AT THE SIERRA CLUB’S SAN FRANSISCO HEADQUARTERS

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