Monday, September 21, 1998

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  • Death of a California Environmentalist

    David Chain, 24, a member of the radical environmental group Earth First! died Thursday in the Grizzly Creek Forest 300 miles north of San Francisco. He was attempting to slow down or stop loggers by playing what the activists call "cat and mouse" in the woods.

  • Activists Complete One-Month Occupation

    Today marks the sixth week of a non-violent occupation of one city block in Minneapolis by Earth First! and many other activists, including the Mendota, Mdewankanton Dakota community. The occupation, which began August 10, is trying to stop the destruction of homes, parkland and sacred sites for a proposed highway project, which would run from downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of the Americas, the largest mall in the United States.

  • White House Releases Race Relations Report

    Members of President Clinton’s race commission presented a report on Thursday to the White House with their findings and recommendations on race relations in the U.S. The document acknowledges the existence of racial disparity in the United States in fields such as health, education and economic status, and recommends the creation of a permanent presidential council on race. The report has received widespread criticism by civil rights activists and others, who have said it does not go far enough in addressing racial inequality.

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