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Monday, January 11, 1999

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  • Impeachment, the Senate, and the Supreme Court

    An essay by Amy Goodman.

  • The Klan Rallies On Martin Luther King Day

    Last week, a federal judge ruled that the Ku Klux Klan will be allowed to hold a rally at the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, this January 18 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The ruling was the result of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin on behalf of the Klan, which challenged Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thomson’s decision barring the group from demonstrating. Civil rights activists are planning to hold a counter-rally at the Capitol on the same date.

  • Cruelty and Neglect in Russian Orphanages

    According to a report by Human Rights Watch, thousands of Russian children abandoned to state orphanages are exposed to appalling levels of cruelty and neglect. The report, entitled "Abandoned to the State: Cruelty and Neglect in Russian Orphanages," concludes that children in state custodial institutions are deprived of basic human rights at every stage of their lives.