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Monday, June 13, 2005

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  • Following Years of Protests, U.S. & G8 Nations Agree To Cancel Debt For 18 of the World’s Poorest Countries

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    The agreement comes after years of protests by activist groups because the debt has economically crippled dozens of nations in Africa and Latin America. While the Jubilee Debt Campaign praised the move as a needed first step, it said there are more than 40 other nations that need total debt cancellation. [includes rush transcript]

  • FBI Whistleblower: White Supremacists Are Major Domestic Terrorist Threat

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    We speak with Mike German, an ex-FBI agent who resigned from the agency last year in protest of what he saw as continuing failures in the FBI counter terrorism program. German had worked for years going under cover to infiltrate domestic terrorist organizations like white supremacist skinhead groups and anti-government militias. [includes rush transcript]

  • Iraqi Oil Workers Fight Privatization and Occupation

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    Public sector unions in Iraq were outlawed by Saddam Hussein in 1987. Now, the Iraqi labor movement is protesting plans by U.S. occupation authorities to privatize state owned industries. We speak with the president of the General Union of Oil Workers. [includes rush transcript]