Wednesday, March 4, 1998

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  • Women Protesting Against School of the Americas

    The jury trial of five School of the Americas Watch activists began this week in Columbus, Georgia, Federal court. The charges stem from a September 1997 act of civil disobedience at the main gate of Fort Benning, Georgia, where the Pentagon trains Latin American soldiers.

  • Conversation with Former Haitian President Aristide

    Ever since more than 20,000 US troops swept into Haiti in September 1994, removing Haiti’s military dictatorship and restoring priest turned president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the question of justice for the thousands of Haitians tortured and killed during the coup has dominated the political life of the Caribbean country.

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