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Wednesday, August 4, 1999

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  • Cash for Sterilization

    A controversial program that offers cash to drug-addicted women in exchange for sterilization or long-term contraception has received a lot of attention recently. Since it was started in 1997, the organization known as CRACK —-Children Requiring a Caring Community -— has received some criticism from groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, which believe that the cash-for-sterilization program is drastic.

  • Congressional Hearing On Nigeria

    Yesterday, the congressional subcommittee on Africa convened a hearing on Nigeria. Among the issues discussed were environmental devastation, human rights, and the role of oil companies such as Chevron in backing the repressive actions of the Nigerian government.

  • Bp, Amoco and Corporate Greenwashing

    Celebrating the entry of the entry of the word "greenwash" into the official lexicon of the English language, Corporate Watch recently gave their Summer Greenwash Award to the BP-Amoco Corporation for its "Plug in the Sun" program. BP claims that by installing solar powered gas pumps, it allows you to "fill your tank with sunshine."