Friday, July 31, 1998

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  • Comedy Group Sorts Out Capitol Affairs

    Washington experienced a big week with major developments in the Clinton/Lewinsky case. Clinton will testify. Lewinsky obtains immunity from independent counsel Kenneth Starr in exchange for her testimony that she and Clinton had agreed to attempt to conceal an alleged sexual relationship. Members of the comedy troop Capitol Steps follow these matters very closely. They call themselves the only group in Washington funnier than Congress. Call: Capitol Steps CD/Info 1-(800)733-STEP.

  • U.S. Chemical Weapons Tests in Panama

    Over the past few weeks, we have done a number of shows on the CNN story that charged that the U.S. military used sarin gas on American defectors during the secret war in Laos. New allegations have emerged that the United States maintained an active chemical weapons program in Panama for 40 years and conducted chemical weapons tests there beginning in 1941.

  • Former Attorney General Speaks On Indigenous Rights

    Yesterday we played the first part of a talk by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark on the history behind the U.S.-led United Nations sanctions against Iraq. Today we are going to play the second half of this talk where he addresses the struggle of indigenous people around the globe and the responsibility of citizens of this country to prevent U.S. war crimes abroad. He gave the talk at a recent gathering of activists at the Bruderhof Community in upstate New York.

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