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Friday, April 30, 1999

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  • Publisher of the Ecologist Speaks About Biotechnology and Global Warming

    As NATO warplanes bomb Yugoslavia for the 38th day, the Serbian Environment Minister said yesterday that large quantities of chlorine and other noxious gases have been released into the air because of the bombing of a refinery and a petrochemical plant just a few miles from Belgrade. NATO has also bombed fertilizer and chemical plants, which are spewing toxic fumes into the atmosphere.

  • South Africa’s Journey to Healing and Reconciliation

    South African police this week attacked one of the country’s star soccer players during a traffic stop, beating him and shooting him in the shoulder as he rode in his car with his sister. Lifa Gqosha, midfielder for the Kaizer Cheifs, the nation’s most popular soccer team, was assaulted after the police pulled him over and questioned whether he owned the car he was driving. Gqosha is black, and the officers were white.