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Democracy Now! (6 am) – February 2, 2005

Should the Mass Killing in Sudan Be Considered a Genocide? A Debate
Between Africa Action and Kofi Annan’s Adviser
A new United Nations report on Sudan criticized the government and
its militia of systematically abusing and killing civilians in the country’s
western Darfur region. But the report concludes that the Sudanese government
did not pursue a policy of genocide.

Debate on Alberto Gonzales Continues; Democrats Lash Out At His Role
in Approving Torture
The full Senate continues debate today on the confirmation of Alberto
Gonzales to Attorney General. During 8 hours on the floor Wednesday, some Senate
Democrats sharply criticized Gonzales’ role in laying the legal groundwork
that led to the torture of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. We hear
excerpts from speeches by Sen. Orrin Hatch and Sen. Edward Kennedy.

No Mercy: Gonzales Clemency Memos to Bush Facilitated Texas Executions
Journalist Alan Berlow reports Alberto Gonzales, "repeatedly
failed to apprise the governor of crucial issues in the cases at hand: ineffective
counsel, conflict of interest, mitigating evidence, even actual evidence of
innocence."

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