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For the Month of OCTOBER 1999


FOR THE WEEK ENDING Oct. 1, 1999

1) Alan Nairn, the last U.S. journalist in East Timor before deportation, who reports on the violence there and the slow response to the international community to the Indonesian military's murderous rampage. Look for Alan Nairn's Sept. 27th article in The Nation magazine: "US Complicity in Timor", as well as other background information on the East Timor situation.

2) Veteran peace activist Christopher Allen-Doucot, with the Hartford Catholic Workers, who reports his observations from a recent fact-finding mission to Iraq, which investigated the devastation of the continued sanctions and bombing raids by the U.S. and Britain on the Iraqi people. For a copy of the delegation's report, call 1-860-724-7066.

3) Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York, who analyzes the risk of Y2K-related accidents at nuclear power plants with the military's nuclear weapons systems. See more information from the Washington, D.C.-based organization, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, about the Y2K nuclear problem. See this week's "Between The Lines Q&A" featured on the Toward Freedom Web site.

FOR THE WEEK ENDING Oct. 8, 1999

1) Jack Doppelt, coauthor of the book, "Non-Voters: America's No Shows," who explains why he believes so many citizens abstain from participating in the nation's elections. See a description of his project, "Americans Who Don't Vote."

2) Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Studies at New York University, who examines the fallout for society resulting from the recent multi-billion dollar merger of the CBS television network and Viacom. See his article in The Nation's Oct.4, 1999 issue: "CBS-Viacom Nuptials."

3) Felipe Perez Roque, the new Cuban Foreign Minister, who talks about the status of U.S.-Cuba relations and Cuba's ongoing campaign to end the U.S. economic blockade.

FOR THE WEEK ENDING Oct. 15, 1999

1) Steve Rendell, senior analyst with the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting who examines presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan's record of bigoted and xenophonic rhetoric. See FAIR's page: Pat Buchanan -- Equal Opportunity Maligner

2) Eugenia Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education who discusses her group's challenge to a Christian fundamentalist drive to prevent the teaching of evolutionary theory in the nation's public schools.

3) Gina Kiala, of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, who discusses renewed efforts to free the imprisoned Native American human rights activist. The defense committee can be reached at 785-842-5774 or via email: lpdc@idir.net

FOR THE WEEK ENDING Oct. 22, 1999

1) Gordon Clark, executive director of Peace Action, who explains why his group is alarmed that Senate Republicans have blocked ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. See this week's "Between The Lines Q&A" on the Toward Freedom Web site.

2) Michelle Sforza, research director with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch", who takes a critical look at the 5-year track record of the World Trade Organization. See this week's "Between The Lines Q&A:" World Trade Organization Undermines Democracy

3) Journalist and author Mark Hertsgaard, who describes what he discovered about the earth's environmental future, after taking a 19-nation tour in researching his latest book.

FOR THE WEEK ENDING Oct. 29, 1999

1)Jacqueline Cabasso, executive director of the Western States Legal Foundation who assesses the international repercussions following the defeat of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate. Visit the U.S. Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Web site.

2)Robert McChesney, author of the book, "Rich Media, Poor Democracy," who argues that the nation's monopoly-owned commercial media have become a significant antidemocratic force.

3) Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tun, who discusses growing income inequity around the world.

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