Monday, April 5, 1999

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  • Noam Chomsky Discusses Kosovo

    NATO missiles hit an air base, army and police facilities in the Yugoslav capital Belgrade early today, local media and eyewitnesses reported. Belgrade has become a major target for NATO air raids in recent days, after the alliance announced plans to intensify its campaign against Yugoslavia. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Two Faces of South Africa

    The eyes of the world and South Africa will be on Pretoria on June 16 when hundreds of world leaders and other dignitaries join tens of thousands of South Africans to cheer on the country’s new president and bid farewell to President Mandela. Hundreds of invitations have already been sent to almost every head of state and government.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Yesterday marked the thirty-first anniversary of the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. We close with some words from Dr. King.

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