Monday, May 20, 1996

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  • Speech by Charles Kernighan

    SPEECH BY CHARLES KERNIGHAN of the National Labor Committee about working conditions in American-owned factories in Central America, where men, women and children labor long hours for abusive bosses, in unhealthy spaces, for little money, producing consumer goods for the U.S. Kernighan got national attention a few weeks ago when he testified at a Congressional hearing that a clothing line bearing the name of Kathie Lee Gifford, of Regis and Kathie Lee, was being produced under near-slave labor conditions in Honduras.

  • War Games

    Last month, a group of 14 U.S marines were killed in a nighttime training accident in North Carolina. While much of the media talked about the tragedy of these deaths, what went unnoticed and unreported is that these service members were taking part in what may be the most extensive WAR GAMES since the Korean War. What are the marines training for?

  • Dominican Elections

    This past week, the Dominican Republican held elections to replace President Joaquin Balaguer who has governed for 22 years. A run-off between the Dominican Revolutionary Party and the Liberation Party is scheduled for June 30th. (10 people were killed in election related violence.)