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Tuesday, October 1, 1996

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  • MUMIA ABU JAMAL WILL APPEAR IN A PHILADELPHIA COURTROOM TODAY.

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A YEAR, MUMIA ABU JAMAL WILL APPEAR IN A PHILADELPHIA COURTROOM TODAY. ABU JAMAL IS THE AFRICAN AMERICAN JOURNALIST AND COMMENTATOR WHO’S BEEN ON DEATH ROW SINCE 1982, WHEN HE WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING A PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER. FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS, ATTORNEYS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ABU-JAMAL A NEW TRIAL BECAUSE OF JUDICIAL BIAS. TODAY’S HEARING WILL DETERMINE WHETHER THE COURT WILL ALLOW NEW EVIDENCE OF POLICE MISCONDUCT IN ABU-JAMAL’S CASE.

  • Middle East Peace Negotiations in Washington

    TODAY IN WASHINGTON, PALESTINIAN LEADER YASIR ARAFAT AND ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WILL PARTICIPATE IN U.S. SPONSORED TALKS AIMED AT REVIVING THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS. THE CURRENT CRISIS IN ISRAEL BEGAN ONE WEEK AGO, WHEN THE NETANYAHU GOVERNMENT OPENED A TOURIST TUNNEL NEAR AN ISLAMIC HOLY SITE. THE MOVE IGNITED A WAVE OF PALESTINIAN PROTESTS REMINISCENT OF THE INTIFADA —-— BY THE WEEK’S END 52 PALESTINIANS AND 14 ISRAELIS WERE KILLED IN THE WORST VIOLENCE SINCE ISRAEL AND THE PLO SIGNED THEIR PEACE DEAL IN 1993.

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    ON OCTOBER 12, THOUSANDS OF LATINOS FROM AROUND THE U.S. WILL BE IN WASHINGTON FOR THE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL LATINO MARCH AND RALLY IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL. ACCORDING TO THE ORGANIZERS, THE FOCUS OF THIS MARCH IS TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE DENIAL OF CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO THE LATINO AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES AND TO DENOUNCE THE ANTI-IMMIGRANT AND ANTI-LATINO SENTIMENT IN THE U.S.