Democracy Now! February 2, 1999

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Democracy Now! February 2, 1999
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Death in the Niger Delta; Ecuadorian Rainforest Communities Sue Texaco; Noam Chomsky on the New World Order

Death in the Niger Delta At least 19 people were killed and another 10 were seriouslyinjured in the Niger Delta this weekend when Nigerian military forces opened fire on a group of protesters at a shell oil facility. GUEST: Oronto Douglas, environmental attorney and founder of Environmental Rights Action in Nigeria Ecuadorian Rainforest Communities Sue Texaco It is being called a case of "David vs. Goliath": A group of indigenous communities from the Ecuadorian rainforest suing oil giant Texaco for widespread devastation of their land, ruining their traditional way of life and creating a dramatically increased risk of cancer amohng tens of thousands of people. GUEST: Cristobal Bonifaz, lead attorney for the plaintiffs. Noam Chomsky on the New World Order The World Economic Summit comes to a close today , after hosting some of world's most powerful players in the corporate and political world. On Friday, Vice President Al Gore addressed the summit. So, we are posing this question: if Professor Noam Chomsky were addressing the summit, what would he sayto the political and corporate elite? GUEST: Noam Chomsky

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