Wednesday, April 10, 1996

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  • Sports, Economics, and Democracy

    Cities and states around the U.S. are slashing social services left and right, cutting back on welfare or public hospitals and public housing. At the same time, however, millions in taxpayer dollars and other public revenue streams are flowing to building sports stadiums and arenas.

  • Lesbians and Gays in the Military

    Michele Benecke is co-director of the Service Members Legal Defense Network which assists gay service members and veterans and those inside the military who are "accused" of being gay. Benecke is a former Captain and Battery Commander in the U.S. Army. Her article, "Military Women in Nontraditional Job Fields: Casualties of the Armed Forces War on Homosexuals" is a leading authority on how the military’s gay ban disproportionately affects all women, regardless of sexual orientation. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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