Wednesday, August 25, 1999

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  • Iraq Sanctions

    The US military yesterday denied attacking civilian sites in Iraq, after the Iraqi government accused it of having killed two people in the town of Ba’shequa, several hundred miles north of Baghdad. Speaking from a US base in Ankara, Turkey, a US military spokesperson said that the two people had probably died from falling Iraqi anti-aircraft rounds, and not from bombs fired by allied planes.

  • Iraqi Workers Win Federal Discrimination Suit in US

    Five workers who say they were harassed by a supervisor because they are from Iraq have been awarded about $30,000 in a federal discrimination lawsuit.

  • Religious Community Reaches Out to Gay and Lesbian Population

    An unusual coalition of religious groups representing Protestants, Roman Catholics, Jews, Mormons and Muslims gathered this week in Colorado Springs to brainstorm on how to win more acceptance from gays and lesbians within the religious community. The coalition, which calls itself the National Religious Roundtable, is trying to forge a major public voice in support of gay rights to counter the homophobic rhetoric of religious conservatives.

  • Grass Roots Radio Activists Meet On the Future of Community Radio

    The efforts to move non-commercial radio forward, including the struggles at Pacifica Radio, have made headlines over the last six months. But the movement to advance community radio is also a global one. At a conference this last weekend in Maine, people from grass-roots radio networks in the US held their fourth annual gathering, this time with guests from AMARC, an international coalition of community radio stations around the world.