Monday, February 16, 1998

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  • French Efforts to Find Diplomatic Solution to Iraq Crisis

    U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan is likely to meet Iraqi Foreign Minister Saeed al-Sahaf in Paris on Wednesday to seek a diplomatic solution about weapons inspections. A spokesperson for French president Jacques Chirac said Sahaf would meet Chirac on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Former Official Voices Dissent On U.S. Attack

    One voice of dissent here in the United States is that of former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

  • Grassroots Peace Actions

    Top aides to President Clinton — National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Defense Security William Cohen, and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright — head to Columbus, Ohio this week to rally support for military action. Meanwhile, people all over the country are organizing protests against U.S. military aggression. We’ll talk to three grassroots peace groups in St. Louis, North Carolina, and Wisconsin about what actions they’re taking to make their opposition heard.

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    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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