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Democracy Now! (6 am) – March 30, 2005

Family of Truckdriver Killed in Iraq Sues Halliburton For Wrongful Death

In the first of what are expected to be several lawsuits, the family of Tony Johnson blames Halliburton for his death a year ago in Iraq. Halliburton is the primary contractor providing logistical support to the military in Iraq.

Exclusive: Halliburton Employee Says He Was Gang-Beaten By Co-Workers at Baghdad Airport

The father of an employee of Halliburton subsidiary KBR in Iraq is alleging that his son was gang-beaten by a group of fellow employees, known as the "Red Neck Mafia," at the Baghdad airport where he works as a security coordinator for KBR. We speak with Eli Chavez, the father of KBR employee Ronald Chavez.

Famed Attorney Johnnie Cochran, 67, Dies

Best known for representing O.J. Simpson, Cochran for years represented victims of police brutality and government oppression. In 1997 he won the freedom of Black Panther leader Geronimo ji Jaga Pratt who spent 27 years in jail for a crime he did not commit.

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