Monday, November 17, 1997

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  • Iraq and U.N. Sanctions

    President Saddam Hussein of Iraq met with his Cabinet yesterday and stressed that Iraq "does not seek conflict" with the United States. He expressed hope that a solution to the crisis involving U.N. weapons inspectors could be worked out. Iraq has opposed American members of the U.N. team, charging that they are biased. Despite the cool rhetoric, President Hussein did not signal any willingness to compromise, and Iraqi officials cautioned citizens to prepare for a possible U.S. air attack.

  • Police Misconduct and Human Rights

    Over the summer, Democracy Now! broke a story exposing the whereabouts of a death squad leader accused of committing crimes against humanity. Emmanuel Constant, the head of the Haitian death squad FRAPH which human rights groups say was responsible for many of the violent acts committed during the three year military dictatorship of General Raoul Cedras, is presently wanted on charges of arson, torture and murder in Haiti. But as we reported on Democracy Now, he has been living perfectly legally in New York City for two years under a secret deal that he struck with the US government. He previously worked for the CIA in Haiti.

  • Stalking

    A stunning new report shows that stalking is far more common than previously thought. According to a national survey of both men and women, more than one million women are stalked every year in the United States and one out of every 12 women will be stalked at some time in her life.

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