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Tuesday, January 4, 2005

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  • ExxonMobil, Aceh and the Tsunami

    Exxonaceh

    ExxonMobil has contributed $5 million to the Tsunami relief efforts. In Aceh, the company operates one of the largest gas fields in the world and they’re being sued for gross human rights violations. We speak with a lawyer who has just returned from Indonesia where he was interviewing witnesses against ExxonMobil from Aceh. [includes rush transcript]

  • Acehnese Refugees Speak Out

    Acehprotest

    We continue to look at the area hardest hit by the Tsunami — Aceh. Over 100,000 of the dead are in Indonesia alone. We’ll speak with an Acehnese refugee whose mother was a woman’s rights activist in Aceh, imprisoned by the Indonesian government. The prison was destroyed by the Tsunami. We also hear from Acehnese refugees who held a protest outside the UN. [includes rush transcript]

  • Congressmember Eleanor Holmes Norton on the Life of Shirley Chisholm

    Chisholm

    Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress and a 1972 presidential candidate, has died at age 80. We talk to Congressmember Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington, D.C. [includes rush transcript]

  • Tom DeLay, Ethics and the New Congress

    Delayt

    As the 109th Congress convenes today, Republican lawmakers make a surprise move in the ethics scandal surrounding Majority leader Tom Delay. We speak with DeLay biographer Lou Dubose. [includes rush transcript]