Thursday, April 1, 2004

  • Hotbed of Resistance: An Iraqi Discusses Fallujah Violence


    A day after four U.S. military contractors were murdered then mutilated in the streets of Fallujah we go to Baghdad to speak with retired Iraqi engineer Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar about mercenaries in Iraq and why Fallujah has become a hotbed of the Iraqi resistance. [includes rush transcript]

  • Three Mile Island: 25th Anniversary of The Worst Nuclear Accident in U.S. History


    Twenty-five years ago this week, the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania malfunctioned, sparking a meltdown that resulted in the release of radioactivity. We speak with Susan Stranahan, the lead reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the disaster. [includes rush transcript]

  • Rwanda Ten Years Ago: How the World Stood Back and Watched a Genocide


    Ten years ago Rwanda’s extremist Hutu government and military led a campaign to exterminate the nation’s minority Tutsis. Nearly a million people were slaughtered in an orchestrated, pre-planned campaign of genocide. We take a look at how the international community, the U.S. in particular, actively worked to ensure there was no international intervention until it was too late. [includes rush transcript]

  • Exposed: Washington Ignored U.S. Intel Warning of Genocide in Rwanda


    The National Security Archive recently obtained declassified U.S. intelligence reports that show the Clinton administration knew as early as April 23, 1994 that the slaughter in Rwanda amounted to genocide. Senior officials used the word genocide in private but chose not to publicly to justify not intervening. [includes rush transcript]

  • Blackwater USA: Building the "Largest Private Army in the World"


    On Wednesday, four U.S. contractors were brutally murdered in Fallujah. They all worked for a private military contractor firm called Blackwater, which has boasted that it wants to build the largest private army in the world. [includes rush transcript]