Tuesday, November 24, 1998

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  • Iraqi Official Escapes Assassination Attempt

    Unidentified gunmen hurled hand grenades at an official representing Saddam Hussein at a religious ceremony.

  • Crackdowns in Indonesia, East Timor

    Thousands of students have taken to the streets today in Dili, the capital of East Timor, to demand an investigation into the massacre of at least 50 people and the torture of scores more by the occupying Indonesian forces around the village of Alas.

  • Shopping with Conscience Labor Campaign

    This Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States. It is a day when news stations broadcast live from shopping malls, as frenzied crowds battle their way to cash registers with armloads of Christmas gifts. A holiday message — from a Nike sweatshop in El Salvador.

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