Monday, September 6, 1999

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  • East Timor Referendum Results

    United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan recently announced the results of the referendum on independence for East Timor. Over the weekend, 78.5% of East Timorese voted for independence. John Miller of Parliamentarians for East Timor describes the situation on the ground, as militias threaten a bloodbath.

  • Howard Fast

    Continuing with our Labor Day special, we bring you an extended interview with acclaimed novelist and author Howard Fast. Howard Fast who in 1952 ran for congress on the labor party ticket on the platform of independence for Puerto Rico, ending racism and anti-Semitism and ending the war in Korea. He was jailed during the McCarthy era for refusing to name names during the communist witchhunts.