Thursday, May 7, 1998

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  • Lecture By Noam Chomsky

    Recent talks by Noam Chomsky, the leading dissident intellectual in the United States. Noam Chomsky is a professor of Linguistic at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His topic is "Market Democracy: Doctrines and Reality". He is speaking at Winona State University.

  • Annan Accused of Inaction in Rwandan Genocide

    U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has been faced with allegations that he personally knew about the Rwandan government’s plans to exterminate minority Tutsis and ordered U.N. forces not to intervene. Though it has been public knowledge for some time that high ranking UN officials were aware of the Rwandan government’s agenda, an article in this week’s New Yorker Magazine pins the responsibility for the inaction on Annan.

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