Tuesday, May 30, 2006

  • Haditha Massacre: Was it an Isolated Event and Did the Military Try to Cover it Up?


    An internal military investigation has found that U.S. marines killed as many as 24 Iraqis–including women and children–in the city of Haditha last November and then tried to cover it up. We speak with an attorney and researcher at Human Rights Watch, an independent journalist who spent months unembedded in Iraq and we go to Baghdad to speak with the bureau chief for Knight Ridder. [includes rush transcript]

  • East Timor Declares State Of Emergency As Violence Spreads


    As President Xanana Gusmao assumes emergency powers we speak with Jose Luis Guterres, East Timor’s ambassador to the United States and United Nations, and Charlie Scheiner, co-founder of East Timor Action Network, both of whom have just returned from East Timor. [includes rush transcript]

  • Earthquake Death Toll Tops 5,400 in Indonesia; 200,000 Left Homeless


    The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Indonesia has topped 5,400. More than 20,000 people were injured in the disaster and as many as 200,000 people have been left homeless, many without shelter or food. We go to Java to speak with an officer with the United Nations Children’s Fund. [includes rush transcript]

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