Thursday, January 18, 2001

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  • Ashcroft Confirmation Hearings

    As hearings on the nomination of conservative John Ashcroft for attorney general continue today, the media are alreadypredicting his confirmation. Nonetheless, the former senator from Missouri is expected to undergo another day ofintense questioning.

  • The Quality Housing Act: Bringing Forced Labor Home

    The nomination of Mel Martinez, a little-known Florida official, for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development issailing through the Senate. Martinez is an ally of Bush’s brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and co-chair of George W.Bush’s presidential campaign in Florida.

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    October 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the 1965 genocide in Indonesia that left over one million people dead. Human rights groups are circulating petitions calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge its role in the genocide and to release CIA, military and other governmental records related to the mass killings. The United States provided the Indonesian army with financial, military and intelligence support at the time of the mass killings. Today we look at the pursuit of one Indonesian man confronting his...