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Wednesday, July 28, 1999

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  • War and Peace Report

    NATO is questioning four men in the killings of 14 Serb farmers in central Kosovo. An official says the men have not been charged, but were detained after British military police searched a home in Gracko and three houses in a neighboring town. All of the victims in last week’s massacre lived in Gracko and are being buried there today. UN trucks carried the coffins to the funeral, escorted by British military vehicles. The victims were to be buried in graves dug by neighboring Serb villagers.

  • Protests at Mall of America

    This week, dozens of protestors have been arrested while blocking a new road being constructed for the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Mall of America, outside of Minneapolis, is the United States’ largest mall, and the new road under construction rests on the native ancestral lands of such nations as the Mendota and Dakota. Organizations including Earth First, Women’s Earth Brigade, the American Indian Movement and other groups are involved in the protests.

  • Iraqi Nationals Imprisoned in Usa

    As reported in the latest Mojo Wire, the internet edition of Mother Jones magazine, six Iraqi separatists who helped the CIA in its attempts to overthrow Saddam Hussein were flown to the U.S. for asylum by the Department of Defense. But the FBI and the INS, desperately trying to cover up their blunders on the case, have been trying to get them deported. From 1996 until last month, the Iraqis languished in prison, on the brink of deportation, and almost certain execution by the Iraqi government, by the very country for which they had risked their lives.

  • George W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani

    Recently, the Washington Post has published a series of articles on presidential hopeful George W. Bush Jr. The series discusses the more controversial aspects of Bush’s life, including his youth, rumors about a history of drinking and drug use, and his self-described transformation at the age of 40.

  • City of Berkeley and Kpfa

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Berkeley City Council has interrupted its summer recess to pass a resolution criticizing Pacifica, governing foundation of KPFA, and calling for the immediate reopening of the station. The resolution also calls for the removal of armed guards. This comes amidst reports from the Chronicle that Pacifica’s board plans to vote on a proposal to sell the station. Mary Frances Berry, Pacifica Foundation Chair, emphatically denies that there are any plans to sell the station.

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