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Tuesday, June 29, 1999

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  • Abdullah Ocalan Sentenced to Death

    Some weeping and appearing stunned, Kurds around Europe gathered peacefully today to demand freedom for Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan after a Turkish court sentenced him to death.

  • Protest in Yugoslavia

    Opposition members today organized the first public rally against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic since the end of the NATO air campaign despite what organizers described as police moves to prevent it. By noon today, police had set up checkpoints on four main roads leading into Cacak.

  • AIDS Activists Confront Gore at Fundraising Dinner, Protesting Policies On Hiv in Africa

    Hundreds of activists protested yesterday at a $1,000 a plate fundraiser for vice president and presidential candidate Al Gore, criticizing his pivotal role in threatening trade sanctions against South Africa for manufacturing cheaper generic drugs. Calling his bid for the presidency the "Apartheid 2000 Campaign," activists held up a life size puppet of Gore whose strings were controlled by "Big Pharma" executives.

  • Manhunt for Mexican Murder Suspect Leads to Racial Profiling of Latino Men

    For the second week, the FBI is continuing a massive manhunt for a suspect wanted in connection with a string of killings in Texas, Illinois and Kentucky. The police say that the man, Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, is a Mexican national who rides trains looking for victims. So far, he has been linked to eight murders, all taking place close to railway tracks.

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