Monday, July 21, 1997

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    In the wake of the campaign finance abuse hearings taking place in Washington, more than 150 activists from all across the country gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina, this weekend to talk about the need for what they call Clean Money Campaign Reform: the public financing of local, state and federal elections.


    The shooting death earlier this year of an 18-year-old goat herder by a secret US Marine anti-drug squad in the small farming town of Redford, Texas, has sparked renewed controversy over the increasing US military presence along the Texas-Mexico border.

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