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Friday, January 29, 1999

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  • Mumia Concert Stirs Huge Outcry: Why?

    Despite angry criticism by the governor of New Jersey and law enforcement officials, supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal held a sold-out benefit concert last night in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Bad Religion and Black Star headlined the concert, which was attended by about 16,000 people. New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, as well as State Attorney General Peter Verniero and State Police superintendent Carl Williams, denounced the show and urged concert goers to get refunds for their tickets. Mumia supporters are confused that a call for a fair trial should excite such rage.

  • Colombia Earthquake

    Rescue workers in Colombia continue today to search for survivors and victims of the powerful earthquake that struck on Monday. An estimated 2,000 people are still buried–dead or alive–under collapsed buildings. Over 40% of Armenia has been completely destroyed in the most powerful earthquake here in more than a century. Delays on the delivery of food and other assistance have troubled survivors, many of whom have had little or nothing to eat since Monday.

  • A Pocket Guide to Environmental Bad Guys

    As Congress continues to pass fast-track legislation, we take a look at the politics of the environment–which companies are lobbying the hardest for fast-track, and what individuals have tried the hardest to stop them. We are joined today by the authors of a new book, A Pocket Guide to Environmental Bad Guys–a guide to the key players behind the environmental war.