Thursday, October 15, 1998

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  • Police Raid Neighborhood Occupation

    As we reported a few weeks ago on Democracy Now!, activists from Earth First and the American Indian Movement have joined with residents in a Minneapolis neighborhood to fight the construction of a highway to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the U.S. Yesterday, the neighborhood was raided by the Minnesota state troopers and city police.

  • Chomsky On the World Economy

    As economies around the world continue to plummet, from Asia to Russia to Latin America, we bring you a speech by America’s leading dissident, Noam Chomsky. A professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chomsky’s illusion — shattering writings have included more than 30 political books dissecting issues such as U.S. interventionism in the developing world, the political economy of human rights and a radical interpretation of the emerging New World Order. Chomsky spoke recently at the University of Calgary.

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