Tuesday, February 11, 1997

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  • A Look Back at the Life of Bill Kunstler

    We look back at one of the towering figures
    of the last thirty years — activist attorney William Kunstler.
    From the Freedom Rides to the Chicago Conspiracy Trial, from the
    Attica prison rebellion to the siege at Wounded Knee, Bill Kunstler
    was more than an eyewitness to some of the decisive moments in
    recent American history — he was one of its makers.

  • Ecuador Strikers Oppose Measures of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank

    In Ecuador, the biggest general strike in the country’s history
    last week helped force out President Abdala Bucaram. The spark for
    the strikes and street protests were a series of International
    Monetary Fund and World Bank economic austerity measures, including
    massive price hikes on electricity, cooking fuel and gasoline.

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