Friday, April 10, 1998

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  • Nevada Test Site

    Over fifty years ago, the Trinity Nuclear Test in Nevada effectively began the Nuclear Age. And the US government’s nuclear program has been devastating the land of the Western Shoshone people ever since. This week activists from across the country will go to the Test Site in Nevada for demonstrations against the nuclear tests.

  • Corporate Mergers

    Topping news headlines this week was the corporate merger between insurance and investment banking giant Travelers and Citicorp, the banking and credit card multinational. The deal — the largest in corporate history — was received with unabashed enthusiasm on Wall Street as well as in the corporate media.

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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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