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Friday, July 17, 1998

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  • Cuban American National Foundation Sues the New York Times

    The powerful right-wing Cuban exile organization the Cuban American National Foundation announced yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that it plans to sue the New York Times for two stories that linked foundation leaders to a series of terrorist hotel bombings aimed at overthrowing Cuban President Fidel Castro. Democracy Now’s Jeremy Scahill.

  • Babes in Arms

    First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday gave the keynote address at the ceremonies in Seneca Falls honoring the Women’s Rights movement’s 150th anniversary. She told the crowd of 18,000 that women must exercise their hard-won right to vote. Seneca Falls in upstate New York was the site where more than 300 women and men assembled in 1848 to sign the Declaration of Sentiments, a pioneering manifesto of the women s suffrage movement.

  • Girls International

    Feminists from all over the country have gathered in Seneca Falls to celebrate the first Women’s Rights Convention held there 150 years ago. One group of feminists is sure to stand out in the crowd — a delegation from the Girls International Forum, which has sent 16 girls from 15 states, ages 8 to 18, to participate in the week’s events.