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Tuesday, September 21, 1999

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  • Controversy Rages in Britain Over Arms Sales to East Timor

    With untold number of deaths in Timor even in the last few weeks, battles are beginning to rage in legislatures around the world about governments’ military backing of the Indonesian military. In Britain, a controversy is raging over the government’s sale of Hawk fighter planes to the Indonesian government

  • Myanmar Sentences British Activist to Seven Years of Hard Labor

    Myanmar has sentenced a second British activist to hard labor for protesting against the military government, drawing the concern of family members and diplomats, and further attention to political repression in the former Burma.

  • Argentine Bishop Federico Pagura Speaks On Pinochet Abuses

    Angry supporters of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet staged a demonstration yesterday during an Independence Day military parade in Santiago, demanding that Britain release the general.

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out about August 12th Interview on Democracy Now!

    We’re ending today’s show with commentary from noted journalist and death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. This summer, Democracy Now! presented live phone-in interviews with Jamal. And on our August 12th program, his call to our show was cut off after only five minutes, when a prison guard yanked the phone out of the wall. In today’s commentary, Mumia reflects on what happened that day. [includes rush transcript]