Friday, October 31, 1997

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  • Dinner at the White House

    Guess who came to dinner on Wednesday night’s gala dinner for President Jiang Zemin of China at the White House? There was, of course, the usual sprinkling of Senators, members of Congress and top government officials. But also represented at the State dinner were corporate CEO’s, notably from the computer and nuclear industries, as well as big-time media moguls and news personalities.

  • Tijuana Union Election

    In a precedent-setting election in Mexico earlier this month, workers from a maquiladora factory in Tijuana voted to be represented by an independent labor federation, the Authentic Labor Front (FAT). The vote marked the first time an independent union has won the right to represent workers at a maquiladora factory on the US/Mexican border.

  • Salem Witch Trials

    Tonight, of course, is Halloween, and to mark the event we’re going to take a look at witches and, more specifically, witch hunts.

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