Wednesday, October 21, 1998

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  • Senator Wellstone Goes Back to Basics

    As one of the last progressives in a conservative Congress, Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) recently addressed the bread and butter issues of health care and education at a conference in Chicago. The event entitled Back to Basics attempted to invigorate the progressive agenda for the new millennium.

  • Pinochet — Interview with Plaintiff’s Attorney Juan Garces

    Over 1,000 Chilean exiles marched yesterday through the streets of Barcelona, Spain, in support of the extradition of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to face charges of genocide, torture and terrorism. Spain’s high court judge Baltasar Garzon issued an international arrest warrant last Saturday against Pinochet, and has since widened his charges to include the disappearance and killing of the 94 people that were abducted from Chile by Pinochet’s regime and taken to Argentina under a sinister scheme known as the Plan Condor.

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