Wednesday, January 13, 1999

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  • Larry Flynt–Public Defender

    On Monday night, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, revealed that staunch anti-abortion Republican Bob Barr had supported and paid for his own wife’s abortion years ago, and that he had had an extramarital affair. Barr is one of the House managers that are prosecuting President Clinton in his impeachment trial.

  • Labor Group Sues Big Name Clothing Companies

    In the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, immigrants mainly from China are imported under fraudulent schemes and work under appalling conditions. In the first-ever attempt to hold U.S. retailers accountable for mistreatment of workers in foreign-owned companies operating on U.S. soil, human rights groups today are filing a class action lawsuit against 18 high profile U.S. manufacturers and retailers, including The Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, May Company, Sears and Wal-Mart.