Democracy Now! February 4, 1999

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Democracy Now! February 4, 1999
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Voices in the Wilderness-The Human Toll of 8 Years of Sanctions in Iraq; The CIA's Role in the War on Drugs

Voices in the Wilderness - Human Toll of 8 Years of Sanctions in Iraq The united Nations ordered its remaining American staff members in Iraq to leave this week after Baghdad warned that it could not guarantee their safety. This order came after sustained U.S. airstrikes on Iraq. This week, members of the group Voices in the Wilderness, a Chicago-based organization oppossed to the U.S. -U.N. sanctions against Iraq, wrapped up an 18-day 250-mile walk from the Pentagon to the U.N. headquarters in NY. GUEST: Kathy Kelley, who heads the group, Voices in the Wilderness. The CIA's Role in the War on Drugs As the Sentate today resumes the impeachment trial of President Clinton, we again turn to the issue of impeachable offenses. In 1987, when Congress learned that the White House had been funneling funds from illegal weapons sales to Iran to the U.S.-backed Contras in Nicaragua, an independent prosecutor conducted an investigation into who had known about what, and who had directed the operation. In that instance, Congress did not go ahead witht he impeachment of either President Reagan or Vice-President Bush. GUEST: Alexander Cockburn, syndecated columnist and regular contrubutor to The Nation and the New York Press. Co-Author with Jeffrey St. Clair of the BOOK: WHITE OUT: THE CIA, DRUGS AND THE PRESS.

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February 4, 1999
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February 4, 1999
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WPFW; Maria Carrion, Amy Goodman; February 4, 1999
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