Thursday, November 12, 1998

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  • Profile L.A. Progressive Community

    Progressive movements in Los Angeles have undergone as many transformations as the fast-growing metropolis has experienced itself. As the gap between the city’s rich and poor continues to expand, progressives are re-grouping around pressing social issues such as immigration, labor rights and police brutality, and a new and very diverse civic left is emerging. Recently, activists from the left-of-center got together at the Progressive LA Conference at Occidental College to review their history and define their agenda for the coming millenium.

  • L.A. Police Monitor Resigns in Frustration

    Under pressure from the Los Angeles Police Commission, Inspector General Katherine Mader announced this week that she will resign from her position. She was the first person to hold the post of official watchdog of the LA Police Department. The department created the position after the 1991 landmark Christopher Commission report written in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating.

  • Indonesian Troops Fire On Students On Anniversary of East Timor Massacre

    Witnesses in Jakarta say Indonesian troops opened fire to block protesting students attempting to reach the parliament. They have called for the parliament to implement deeper political reforms. The Indonesian parliament convened for the first time since the ouster of President Suharto.

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    October 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the 1965 genocide in Indonesia that left over one million people dead. Human rights groups are circulating petitions calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge its role in the genocide and to release CIA, military and other governmental records related to the mass killings. The United States provided the Indonesian army with financial, military and intelligence support at the time of the mass killings. Today we look at the pursuit of one Indonesian man confronting his...