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Tuesday, February 8, 2000

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  • Pinochet Decision

    A decision has come down in the case of former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet. Pursuers of Augusto Pinochet cleared a technical hurdle today in their British court bid to ensure the Chilean ex-dictator stands trial on torture charges. [includes rush transcript]

  • Tulsa Race Riot Commission Recommends Reparations

    After two years of meetings, the Tulsa Race Riot Commission recommended Friday that direct payments be made to survivors and descendants of riot victims. The 11-member panel also called for a memorial to the dead, scholarships and a tax checkoff program to fund economic development in the Greenwood district, where the 1921 rampage by a white Tulsa mob killed as many as 300 people, most of them black. [includes rush transcript]

  • Randall Robinson On Reparations for Slavery

    In a new book entitled

    ??The Debt, TransAfrica founder and president Randall Robinson argues that America still owes an enormous debt to Africans and African Americans for the incalculable damage that backs have suffered and continue to suffer as a result of nearly two hundred and fifty years of slavery and segregation. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ex-Chad Dictator Indicted in Senegal

    A Senegalese court on Thursday indicted Chad’s exiled former dictator, Hissene Habre, on torture charges in what human rights activists called a warning to African despots. It was the first time that a former African head of state has been charged with human rights violations by the court of another country. [includes rush transcript]