Wednesday, June 24, 1998

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  • Peruvian Prime Minister Calls for Release of Lori Berenson

    Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori refused to pardon an American activist serving a life sentence in Peru, despite calls for clemency or a new trial from his Prime Minister.

  • More Highlights From the Black Radical Congress

    Yesterday we brought you some voices from the first Black Radical Congress, which took place last weekend in Chicago. More than 2,000 people participated in the workshops, in the words of their brochure, to come together to learn, struggle, study, and strategize. More than 140 presenters, including trade unionists, youth activists, prominent academics, and community organizers, led workshops on issues such as police brutality, the eradication of welfare, environmental racism, and economic justice.

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