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Wednesday, May 12, 1999

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  • Ramsey Clark Speaks On Yugoslavia

    NATO pounded Yugoslavia yesterday in one of the heaviest days of bombing since the attacks began seven weeks ago, with Serb authorities saying that civilian casualties are rising as the war intensifies. The stepped-up activity reflects the West’s rejection of an announcement on Monday by Serb President Slobodan Milosevic that he has begun a partial pullout of his forces from Kosovo, and that he will reduce them to "peacetime" levels if there is a deal to bring UN peacekeepers into Kosovo.

  • Military and Anti-Environmental Riders in Congressional Emergency Spending Bills On Kosovo and Hurricane Relief Aid

    As the nation’s attention focuses on the bombing in Yugoslavia, the House and the Senate are considering two multi-billion spending bills that are being sold to the public as emergency measures to help people ravaged by natural disasters and war. But both bills, one to help survivors of last year’s Hurricane Mitch in Central America and the other for military and humanitarian operations in Kosovo, are packed with special interest riders that include anti-environmental measures and billions of dollars in unnecessary military spending.