Tuesday, August 24, 1999

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  • Indonesia Deports Amy Goodman

    Just days before East Timor’s historic vote on self-determination, Indonesia yesterday deported Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman as she tried to enter the country to cover the referendum.

  • U.S. Says It Will Increase Military Aid to Colombia

    The Clinton administration is preparing to increase military and economic aid to Colombia, saying that Colombia’s guerrillas are enriching themselves with drug money and have become a threat to the so-called war on drugs.

  • Turkey’s Multi-Billion Army Criticized for Inaction On Earthquake Relief Efforts

    The death toll for last week’s devastating earthquake in Turkey continues to climb–it is now at 18,000, and thousands more are feared buried under the rubble. Some officials say the final count could be as high as 40,000.

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