Thursday, February 26, 1998

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  • Paul Robeson Commerorated at Grammys

    Legendary singer, scholar, actor, athlete and political activist Paul Robeson was given a posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy Award last night.

  • Iraq Crisis

    Four people were arrested at the White House last night and 25 were arrested at the US Mission to the United Nations yesterday afternoon. Democracy Now’s Jeremy Skahill covered the UN protest.

  • Puerto Rico’s Political Status

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish-American War and the US colonization of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Indeed, Puerto Rico is this country’s largest and longest-held colony. And now Congress appears ready to finally take up the question of Puerto Rico’s status once and for all.

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