Democracy Now! November 13, 1998

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Democracy Now! November 13, 1998
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Indonesian Troops Clash with Students; Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams Meets L.A. Chicano Leaders; Labor Takes on Korean Shopkeepers

Indonesian Troops Clash with Students Five people have been killed today in Jakarta. Indonesian security forces opened fire on thousands of protesters, and shot water cannons and tear gas into the crowds. Student activists who marched on parliament demanding greater democratic change in Indonesia said that more than 50 people were injured, and two were in critical condition. GUEST: John Russo, member of Justice for All and the East Timor Action Network. Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams Meets L.A. Chicano Leaders Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams stopped over in L.A. this week to meet with Latino leaders and attend a reception hosted by CA State Senator Tom Hayden. Adams met with Latino legislators in L.A. to explore common goals and open up possibilities for future Irish-Latino cultural exchanges. GUEST: Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein. GUEST: Moctezuma Esparaza, Mexican-American filmmaker in LA. GUEST: Tom Hayden, State Representative(D-CA) Labor Takes on Korean Shopkeepers Charging that thousands of Asian and Latino immigrant workers are routinely exploited in more than 200 Korean-owned LA restaurants, the Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates (KIWA) has been at the forefront of a battle to organize these workers and imporve what they say are diplorable working conditions. GUEST: Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA Labor Center and founding President of teh Asian Pacific Labor Alliance, established in 1992. GUEST: Paul Lee, organizer for the Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates (KIWA).

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November 13, 1998
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November 13, 1998
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