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Friday, December 5, 1997

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  • Internet Blocking

    The Clinton Administration this week praised the computer industry fordeveloping filtering and blocking tools to prevent access to certain siteson the Internet. Vice President Al Gore told a major Internet/Onlinemeeting Tuesday that the administration had a "zero tolerance" for childpornography on the Internet and urged the adoption of specific measures toreduce.

  • Fair Trade Shopping

    This past year on Democracy Now! , we’ve heard a lot about the abusiveconditions that characterize sweatshops all over the world. Whether it’sthe Asian workhouses of corporate giant Nike or retail giant Eddie Bauer’suse of prison labor here in the United States, it seems that many of theproducts available to us in the stores are made with the blood, sweat andslavery of exploited workers.

  • Iraq and the Embargo

    Just this past Wednesday night at Detroit Airport’s international terminal,U.S. Customs Agents detained and interrogated three people returning from ahumanitarian trip to Iraq. The officials seized video footage, film,enlarged photos of Iraqi children, personal diaries and other documents.The agents said that the confiscated belongings provided evidence that acrime had been committed.