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Oil Slick: Bechtel, Halliburton, and the White House

On this edition of Making Contact, we look at a controversial pipeline deal that now-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld personally negotiated with Saddam Hussein on behalf of the Bechtel Corporation during the Reagan administration. We also examine Halliburton’s $7 billion dollar oil contract in Iraq.


Before the Rains: The Struggle for Montes Azules

On this edition of Making Contact, we go to Montes Azules and hear about threats by the Mexican government to forcibly remove dozens of communities from land that indigenous people and campesinos claim is rightly theirs.


The New Global Peace Movement

On this edition, musician Michael Franti, civil rights activist Jerome Scott and professor Angana Chatterji reflect on the anti-war movement and its significance for the future.