Tuesday, November 17, 1998

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  • Indigenous Ecuadorians Sue Texaco

    A Federal District Court judge will be hearing arguments today on a class action suit against Texaco brought about by indigenous communities from Ecuador’s Amazon basin. The plaintiffs charge Texaco with ruining their rivers and land, causing widespread devastation to the rainforest environment and creating a dramatically increased risk of cancer for tens of thousands of people. According to attorneys, damages could exceed a billion dollars.

  • Iraqi Reaction to Inspectors Return/Robert Fiske On Middle East

    As United Nations weapons inspectors get back to work in Iraq this week, the United States, its allies and past defenders of Iraq are saying they have little hope that Saddam Hussein will cooperate with the inspections teams. They warn that a U.S. military attack is inevitable if Iraq breaks its recent promises.

  • Md Death Row Inmate Tyrone Gilliam Executed

    A total of seven executions have been scheduled for this week in the United States, with one taking place last night. As states reduce the number of appeals for condemned prisoners and accelerate the pace of executions, experts on the death penalty warn that it is more and more likely that an innocent person may be killed.