Tuesday, February 17, 1998

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  • The Possibility of "Mini-Nukes" On Iraq

    A recent report in Newsday received little notice despite its explosivecontent. It found that the Clinton administration has quietly changed U.S.nuclear-weapons policy to permit for the first time the use of tacticalatomic warheads, in this case against Iraq.

  • Iraqi Dissidents

    Some polls indicate that the majority of American people are against a U.S.strike against Iraq. Among them are some members of the Iraqi oppositionwho oppose Saddam Hussein, and oppose U.S. aggression.

  • Nike, CBS and the Olympics

    Discerning watchers of the Olympics may have seen CBS reporters sportingthe Nike "swoosh" logo on their jackets. This evidence of the cozyrelationship between news networks and their corporate sponsors is thesubject of an in-house controversy at CBS.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    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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