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Democracy Now! (6 am) – October 10, 2005

20,000 Dead in Pakistan Following Massive Earthquake, Officials Fear Final Toll Could Exceed 40,000

At least 20,000 people have died in Pakistan and India in a massive earthquake Saturday. Hardest hit was the area around the Pakistani Kashmir capital of Muzaffarabad. It is believed to be the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history and officials fear the final death toll could exceed 40,000. We go to Lahore to speak with author and activist Tariq Ali and a Moeen Cheema, a professor of law and policy in Pakistan.

Indian Tribes and Hurricane Katrina: Overlooked by the Federal Government, Relief Organizations and the Corporate Media

We take a look the plight of American Indians living in southeast Louisiana weeks after hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast. Tribal leaders say they have been overlooked by the media, relief organizations and the federal government.

Indigenous Activists Blast Columbus Day as "Propping Up of Racist Propaganda"

Today is known as Columbus Day – we take a look at why some people are not commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the so-called "new world."

Sonia Bock 1897-2005: Amy Goodman Remembers Her Grandmother, a Woman of Three Centuries

Amy Goodman’s grandmother, Sonia Bock, died October 5, 2005 at the age of 108. She was born in 1897, in Ruvno, Poland. She lived through the pogroms of Tsarist Russia, the Bolshevik revolution and the Holocaust.

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