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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

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  • Aceh: A Victim of Tsunami & Occupation; Will the Indonesian Army Use the Tsunami As A Cover to Continue Its Slaughter of the People of Aceh?

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    The disaster is killing thousands in Aceh but the Indonesian military has been doing that for years. Now activists fear the Indonesian military will use the disaster as a cover to further the killing of the Acehnese and that the Pentagon may use the disaster as an excuse to restore aid to the Indonesian military which was blocked after the military’s massacre in East Timor in 1999. [includes rush transcript]

  • Of 67,000 Tsunami Victims, At Least 1/3 Are Children

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    UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy discusses the mammoth relief effort that has begun to help the 10 nations hit the by the deadliest tsunami in two centuries. The death toll is 67,000 and rising. Doctors fear tens of thousands more may die from disease. [includes rush transcript]

  • Susan Sontag, 1933-2004

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    Writer and cultural critic Susan Sontag died on Tuesday in New York after a long battle with cancer. She was 71 years old. Sontag was one of the country’s leading literary figures as well as a longtime advocate for human rights. [includes rush transcript]