Wednesday, September 29, 1999

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  • Update On Pinochet Extradition Trial

    Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s lawyers are shifting focus away from the victims of his brutal 17-year regime to target the Spanish judge seeking to extradite him on charges of torture and other human rights abuses.

  • The Politics of Hate of Patrick Buchanan

    Republican Party Chair Jim Nicholson held his long-awaited private meeting with conservative commentator Pat Buchanan yesterday in a last-ditch and apparently futile effort to convince the presidential candidate not to bolt from the party.

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks on His Case

    The first group of ninety-five protesters who were arrested in Philadelphia last July 3rd are in court today for their participation in a nonviolent civil disobedience at the Liberty Bell in downtown Philadelphia on behalf of journalist and death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. [includes rush transcript]

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