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Wednesday, May 5, 2004

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  • Rep. Maxine Waters Calls on Congress Not To Recognize New Haitian Government


    The new US-supported Haitian Prime Minister Gerard Latortue arrived in Washington Tuesday for his visit since the U.S. helped oust President Jean Bertand Aristide. Waters is calling on members of Congress not to recognize the new prime minister. [includes rush transcript]

  • U.S. Assassinates Two Shiite Clerics Organizing Nonviolent Resistance


    As the tense standoff between the United States and radical Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr continues in Iraq we go to Najaf and Hilla to get a report from Aaron Glantz of Free Speech Radio News on the killing of two Sheikhs by U.S. soldiers in Hilla. [includes rush transcript]

  • Plutonium Files: How the U.S. Secretly Fed Radioactivity to Thousands of Americans


    Denver-based journalist Eileen Welsome reveals how as a reporter for the tiny Albuquerque Tribune (circulation 35,000) she uncovered one of the country’s great Cold War secrets: the U.S. government had knowingly exposed thousands of human Guinea pigs with radiation poisoning including 18 Americans who had plutonium injected directly into their bloodstream. [includes rush transcript]