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Monday, April 12, 2004

  • Massacre in Fallujah: Over 600 Dead, 1,000 Injured, 60,000 Refugees

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    The U.S. siege of Fallujah continues and reports are emerging of a massacre of Iraqi civilians at the hands of U.S. troops. We go to Iraq to get a report from Free Speech Radio News’ Aaron Glantz who interviews Iraqis fleeing Fallujah as well as a producer with Al-Jazeera television who says he and fellow journalists were targeted by U.S. snipers in the town. [Includes rush transcript]

  • Mass Antiwar Protests in Japan, Fate of Iraq Hostages Remains Unclear

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    U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney arrived in Japan to lend support to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi for keeping troops in Iraq despite threats to execute three Japanese hostages. We go to Tokyo to speak with the international coordinator of Peace Boat, a Japan-based NGO focusing on peace education and advocacy. [Includes rush transcript]

  • Hundreds of Corpses Fill Haiti Morgues

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    We speak with an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild which recently sent a delegation to Haiti. He says he saw hundreds of corpses being dumped by morgues in Haiti and describes bodies coming in with plastic bags over their heads and hands tied behind their backs, piles of corpses burning in fields and pigs eating their flesh.

  • Palestinian Activist Ordered Released After Two Years in Prison Without Charge

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    A federal judge in Pennsylvania ordered the release of the Palestinian New York activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti who had been jailed since April 2002 even though he has never been charged with a crime. Abdel-Muhti was a prominent activist in the New York area and could often be heard on Pacifica station WBAI. We speak with his lawyer and hear an April 2002 interview with Abdel-Muhti just before his detention.