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Friday, August 20, 1999

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  • Thousands Rally in Belgrade in Anti-Milosevic Protest

    Around 150,000 people rallied yesterday in Belgrade in the first mass protest against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic since NATO bombed Yugoslavia. The protest was organized by opposition groups such as Alliance for Change and Group 17, a confederation of economists and professionals that are calling on Milosevic to resign and appoint a transitional government.

  • Unicef Says Child Mortality in Iraq More Than Doubled in Ten Years

    France may be headed for a showdown with the United States at the UN General Assembly next month over the continued US-British bombing of Iraq, which the French have long opposed.

  • Navy Court Martials Airman for Refusing Anthrax Vaccine

    Eight years after the Persian Gulf War, many veterans in the US military are still suffering from Gulf War illness, which many believe was caused by exposure to toxic elements such as depleted uranium, used by the US military against Iraqi tanks. Many also suspect that they suffered severe auto-immune reactions from an anthrax vaccination that was given to several thousand military personnel.

  • Britain Debates Use of Special Police Force to Guard Biotech Crops

    An article this week in The Independent of London says that British ministers are secretly planning specialist round-the-clock police squads to guard genetically engineered crop trials from environmental protesters.

  • Northern Ireland Reporter May Be Jailed for Refusing to Turn Over Notes On Interview with Paramilitary

    Legal attempts to force a journalist to hand over notes of a sensitive interview to the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland have been criticized by human rights groups, as well as by a senior US official. Ed Maloney, the Belfast Editor of the Dublin-based Sunday Tribune, faces an unlimited fine and/or six months to five years in prison over his refusal to hand police private notes from interviews with a paramilitary leader who has been linked to the killing of a human rights attorney, and who has ties to the British military.

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