Tuesday, September 9, 1997

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  • Albright Israel Visit

    US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright heads off to the Middle Easttoday where she will focus on the ongoing crisis in Israeli-Palestinianrelations. Her trip comes in the wake of last week’s triple suicide bombing inJerusalem and a failed Israeli commando raid into Lebanon.

  • Cassini Launch Revisited

    Yesterday Democracy Now! spoke with Alan Kohn, a 30-year NASAveteran and former Emergency Preparedness Operations Officer at theKennedy Space Center. Both Alan Kohn yesterday’s other guest,Bruce Gagnon of the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, were inWashington DC to take part in a press conference to denounce the plannedlaunch of the Cassini space probe — a probe which will be fueled by 72 poundsof highly radioactive and poisonous plutonium.

  • In the Time of the Butterflies

    They were four sisters and they dared to speak out against the RafaelLeonidas Trujillodictatorship in the Dominican Republic. Three of the Mirabal sisters paidthe ultimate price, cruelly murdered by the regime. They were dubbed LasMariposas — The Butterflies — which became the subject of writer JuliaAlvarez’s award-winning novel

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