Monday, October 4, 1999

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  • Pressure Increases to Cut Off Military Aid to Indonesia

    The head of a United Nations-backed intervention force in East Timor said he has asked the Indonesian military to make four of its officers available for questioning about the murder of a Dutch journalist two weeks ago who was the correspondent for London’s Financial Times. He said there has not yet been a response.

  • Number of Uninsured Americans Grows By 1 Million, As House Is Set to Debate Patients’ Bill of Rights

    The number of Americans without health insurance rose last year by almost one million, according to a new Census Bureau report. Since the failure of President Clinton’s effort to have Congress approve a comprehensive health care proposal in 1994, the President and Congress have agreed on a series of incremental laws intended to expand coverage. But health policy experts say the continued increase in the number of uninsured raises questions about the effectiveness of the strategy. Heath care advocates also point to a new group of uninsured: the women and families going through welfare-to-work programs who have been become ineligible for Medicaid.

  • Minnehaha Nation Faces Final Raid, As Dozens Are Arrested

    About thirty people were arrested last week in Minneapolis in the continued fight against the building of a road through Native American land belonging to the Minnehaha Nation. The road is supposed to lead to the Mall of America, the nation’s largest mall. The protesters were conducting civil disobedience against the cutting of trees when they were arrested, and they expect a final raid against their camp any time.

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