Thursday, November 27, 1997

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  • Holiday Season of Conscience

    Tomorrow — Black Friday as it’s known — is the busiest shopping day of the year. And as part of the Holiday Season of Conscience, labor, church and human rights groups will be in the malls and shopping centers of America naming the names and pointing fingers at some of the greediest corporations in America.

  • Multilateral Agreement On Investment

    The alphabet soup of trade agreements — from NAFTA and AFTA, to GATT and the WTO — could be joined by yet another acronym. The MAI, or Multilateral Agreement on Investment, is a sweeping new international economic agreement which would amplify key provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement and apply them worldwide. MAI grants transnational investors the unrestricted ability to buy, sell and move businesses and capital wherever they want, whenever they want.

  • Colorado Sisters

    Thanksgiving, arguably the most quintessential American holiday, has always had an important Native American element.

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