Tuesday, January 26, 1999

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  • Senators’ Opinions On Impeachment

    Yesterday, Amy Goodman interviewed four of the U.S. Senators who will be deciding the fate of President Clinton: Paul Wellstone, (D-Minn.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Richard Lugar, (R-Ind.) and House Manager Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.).

  • Angola and Sierra Leone

    Angola, a country rich in oil, gold and diamonds yet whose citizens live poverty, is again wracked by war. A renewed civil war has shattered the four-year-old peace accord between the government and the rebel force UNITA. Fighting continues today as U.N. Secretary General Koffi Annan tries to close down the U.N. Observer Mission in Angola, known as MONUA.

  • Iceland Enters the Gene Trade

    This past December, Iceland decided to become the first country in the world to sell the rights to its population’s genetic code to a biotechnology company. The highly controversial plan, which was approved into law by the parliament, will grant exclusive rights to deCODE Genetics, Inc., a company owned by Roche Holding AG, a U.S. based pharmaceutical company. A growing number of scientists, doctors and consumer advocates call the arrangement unethical, and say that the database could make the most private details of individuals lives public. They say that the free drugs amount to a tiny handout in exchange for giving up an extraordinary amount of privacy, and warn that insurance companies, employers and others may use the information to discriminate against individuals. Guests:

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