Wednesday, June 25, 1997

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  • UN calls world leaders to New York for a new Earth Summit

    Heads of state and many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are gathering at the United Nations headquarters in New York City this week to mark the fifth anniversary of the watershed Rio Earth Summit meeting.

  • AIDS activists and the pharmaceutical industry

    AIDS activists with ACT UP yesterday seized the investor relations office of pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Wellcome to protest what they say is the company’s criminally inadequate AIDS drug development program and its failure to make new drugs more widely available. Police arrested seven people.

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