Democracy Now! March 1, 1999

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Democracy Now! March 1, 1999
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U.S. Role in Genocide in Guatemala; Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Police Brutality

U.S. Role in Genocide in Guatemala In a much anticipated report released last week, Guatemala's independent Historical Clarification Commission concluded that the U.S. gave money and training to a Guatemalan military that committed "acts of genocide" against the country's Mayan population during the most brutal armed conflict in Central America. Further facts from the report are discussed. GUEST: Allan Narin, freelance journalist and human rights activist. Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Police Brutality N.J. Governor Christine Todd Whitman ousted the Superintendent of the N.J. State Police this weekend after a published report quoted him as saying that it was naive to think that race was not an issue in drug crimes, and that marijuana traffickers were more likely to be members of ethnic minorities. GUEST: Hugh Price, head of National Urban League. GUEST: Esther Bus, head of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the NUL. GUEST: Betty Grimmet, mother of Darren Grimmet, who was killed by the police last 12/21 in Pittsburgh. GUEST: Johnnie Cochran, attorney specializing in police brutality cases. GUEST: Rev. Al Sharpton. GUEST: Kweise Mfume, Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Ave Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League. GUEST: Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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March 1, 1999
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March 1, 1999
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WPFW; Maria Carrion, Amy Goodman; March 1, 1999
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