Monday, June 22, 1998

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  • Indonesia Appoints New Military Advisor — Panjaitan Responsible for East Timor Massacre

    The general who oversaw the troops who opened fire on civilians during a memorial service was appointed senior military advisor by B.J. Habibie. Lieutenant General Sintong Panjaitan oversaw the 1991 slaughter of 271 East Timorese and their supporters during a memorial service in Dili. His appointment comes on the heels of Mr. Habibie’s promises to improve Indonesia’s human rights record.

  • Labor Activist Visits Indonesia

    A conversation with an American labor activists who just returned from Indonesia.

  • Journalist and Activist Questions Appointed U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke

    Last week, President Clinton appointed Richard Holbrook as the ambassador to the United Nations. Tune in to an exchange between Holbrooke and reporter Allan Nairn upon Holbrooke’s receipt of an honorary degree from Brown University about the subject of the 1991 massacre in East Timor.

  • Southern Baptists Proclaim Wives Should 'Submit'

    For the first time in 35 years, the Southern Baptist Convention — the nation’s largest Protestant organization, modified the Baptist Faith and Message, the organization’s declaration of beliefs by adding the following text: "A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ." This follows one of the most startling stories of the manipulation of a democratic process.