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Friday, May 15, 1998

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  • CIA Involvement with the War On Drugs

    Over the course of the past year, the U.S. government has continued to increase military involvement in the so-called war on drugs. The Clinton Administration is currently giving military aid to some of the most repressive governments in the western hemisphere, ostensibly for use in fighting this so-called war. Conditions on human rights are almost never imposed as a condition for anti-narcotic aid.

  • Uprisings in Indonesia — Activist Testimony

    More than 200 people have been killed in Indonesia over the past four days from fires or being fired upon. Indonesian police have shot and killed students and protestors marching through the streets. Mass fires and looting have continued since Monday as Indonesians call for President Suharto to step down. Late last week the House Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights heard testimony from Indonesians about the economic and political environment created by Suharto.