Friday, October 22, 1999

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  • Molefi Asante On Afrocentricity

    A Federal Court ruled last night that the Ku Klux Klan must be allowed to demonstrate in New York City this weekend, saying that Mayor Giuliani’s administration had violated the group’s First Amendment rights by refusing to permit the rally if Klan members wore their masks. Members of the American Knight of the Klan plan to rally in lower Manhattan.

  • Stolen Lives

    This week, a federal judge in California has overturned a 1982 state law that allowed police officers to sue individuals who complained of police misconduct. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor ruled on Wednesday that the law violated Constitutional rights to free speech. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law, saying officers had been using it to prevent people from following through with complaints.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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