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Monday, November 29, 2004

  • Ukraine Court Considers Disputed Election as Eastern Region Threatens to Break Away

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    Political tensions in Ukraine are increasing as the country’s Supreme Court considers claims of fraud in the recent presidential elections that are straining relations between Russia and the West and are threatening to break the country apart. We go to Kiev to get a report and we speak with New School University professor Nina Khrushcheva, granddaughter of former Soviet Premier, Nikita Khrushchev. We also speak with London Guardian reporter Ian Traynor who raises questions about U.S. complicity in the dispute and investigative reporter Robert Parry about the media’s coverage of presidential elections in Ukraine and the U.S. [Includes rush transcript]

  • CIA Documents Show Bush Knew of 2002 Coup in Venezuela

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    Newly released CIA documents show the Bush administration — at the very least–knew about the plot to overthrow Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez weeks before the April 2002 military coup. We speak with Peter Korbluh of the National Security Archive and we go to Caracas to speak with attorney Eva Golinger who obtained the documents. [Includes rush transcript]

  • U.S. Accused of Using Poison Gases in Fallujah

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    Survivors of the week-long attack on Fallujah have reported the U.S. military used poison gas and other non-conventional weapons against civilians in the assault. We go to Baghdad to speak with independent reporter Dahr Jamail who broke the story. [Includes rush transcript]