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Thursday, May 22, 1997

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  • Pacifica West Bank Reporter Daoud Kuttab Jailed by the Palestinian Authority.

    Daoud Kuttab, a United States citizen and Pacifica journalist based in the West Bank has been jailed by Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. Amy is joined by Daoud’s brother Sam Kuttab to speak about the jailing of his brother. Daoud Kuttab has been jailed for broadcasting reports considered too critical of the Palestinian government. Sam speaks about the need for rule of law within the Palestinian territories.

  • Sex in the Military.

    Recent cases have drawn criticism of the US military by people claiming that the military has a history of punishing women for sexual behavior while condoning it in men. US military bases have a history of attracting prostitutes and even supporting an industry of prostitution.

  • French Elections.

    The ousting of Mobutu Sese Seko in Congo-Zaire is projected to have a significant effect on the upcoming elections in France. France was the last western power to back Mobutu and his fall is being interpreted by some as the end of Francophone Africa.

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