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  • Thirty years ago today, on December 7 1975, Indonesia invaded East Timor. Over 200,000 East Timorese lost their lives in one of the worst genocides of the 20th century. A recently-completed East Timorese commission of inquiry into human rights abuses during the occupation makes use of extensive documents that show the US government knew in advance of the invasion and worked behind the scenes to hide it from public scrutiny. The East Timorese...
    Dec 07, 2005 | Story
  • A peace accord is signed between the Indonesian government and the Acehnese rebels. The deal disarms only one side, leaving the Indonesian military in place. We speak with award-winning journalist and activist Allan Nairn. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 15, 2005 | Story
  • The government has imposed restrictions on the movement of aid workers and journalists. Aid workers have been told to inform the government of their travel plans or face expulsion and to take army escorts to most areas outside of Banda Aceh. [includes rush transcript]
    Jan 14, 2005 | Story
  • As Jakarta seeks U.S. military aid on the grounds of fighting terrorism, the Indonesian military is now bringing al Qaeda-linked groups into Aceh, ostensibly to help with tsunami relief. [includes rush transcript]
    Jan 10, 2005 | Story
  • 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]
    Jan 04, 2005 | Story
  • 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]
    Jan 04, 2005 | Story
  • As the aftermath of the Asian Tsunami continues to devastate the region, the people of Aceh in Indonesia have paid the heaviest price with some 94,000 feared dead. But human rights activists and aid groups accuse the Indonesian military of holding up aid to the most needy because of its war against the province. We’ll talk to a human rights activist from Aceh and veteran activist and journalist Allan Nairn. [includes rush transcript]
    Jan 03, 2005 | Story
  • The disaster is killing thousands in Aceh but the Indonesian military has been doing that for years. Now activists fear the Indonesian military will use the disaster as a cover to further the killing of the Acehnese and that the Pentagon may use the disaster as an excuse to restore aid to the Indonesian military which was blocked after the military’s massacre in East Timor in 1999. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 29, 2004 | Story
  • UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy discusses the mammoth relief effort that has begun to help the 10 nations hit the by the deadliest tsunami in two centuries. The death toll is 67,000 and rising. Doctors fear tens of thousands more may die from disease. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 29, 2004 | Story
  • We go to Indonesia, India and the Maldive Islands for on-the-ground reports on the world’s deadliest tsunami in 120 years. Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Bernard Goonetilleke, also joins us in the studio. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 28, 2004 | Story