Monday, December 22, 1997

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  • Painter Ralph Fasanella Died

    One of the most politically charged American artists of the 20th century, Ralph FasanellaUs paintings chronicled a century of working class life and struggle. His unique style of painting, dubbed primitive or folkloric, coupled with his richly detailed canvasses quickly catapulted his work to the heights of the American art world.

  • Tibet

    President Jiang Zemin of China may have come and gone, but many of the political questions raised by his US visit remain. Chief among them is the status of Tibet, a territory within China that was invaded and occupied by Beijing back in 1950. Now human rights groups are saying that despite claims to the contrary, Beijing is escalating the repression in Tibet.

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