Tuesday, October 13, 1998

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  • Nigerian Activists Plan to Sue Chevron

    Lawyers for Nigerian human rights activists are preparing to file a lawsuit in the United States against the Chevron Corporation, alleging that the U.S. oil giant was complicit in the deaths of two protesters who were killed on a Chevron oil barge in the Niger Delta in May.

  • New Documentary Highlights Africans in the U.S.

    Next Monday, PBS kicks off a series of four programs documenting the history of slavery in America. The series was filmed across twelve states and three continents and traces U.S. history from the nation’s early days as a British settlement to the start of the Civil War and then to the present day.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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