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Tuesday, November 23, 1999

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  • Feminism, Grass Roots Activism and Globalization

    President Clinton is in Kosovo today, wrapping up a European tour that took him from Turkey and Greece, to Italy, to Bulgaria–all along the way promoting the U.S. economic model and global capitalism–a reinvention of center politics that he has called the "third way."

  • Activists Fight Building of Narmada Dam in India

    For more than a decade, people in India have been fighting the massive Narmada Valley Development Project, which involves the construction of thousands of dams on the Narmada River–considered to be one of India’s holiest rivers. Spanning 800 miles through three states, India’s fifth largest river runs into the Arabian Sea.

  • Iowa Radio Station Pulls Ad Critical of Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Fighter Plane

    For three days, WHO radio in Des Moines, Iowa, aired an ad spoofing Lockheed Martin, the nation’s largest defense contractor. The ad, set to Christmas music and featuring a person imitating Lockheed Martin CEO Vance Coffman, satirizes funding for the company’s next generation profit maker, the F-22 fighter. Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, who produced the ad, says that it was pulled after three days after Coffman called WHO Radio and convinced them to stop airing it.