Friday, September 3, 1999

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  • US Marshals Seize New Waco Evidence From the FBI

    U.S. marshals this week seized taped evidence from the FBI showing that Its agents got permission to use flammable tear gas canisters during the 1993 assault on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. The marshals were sent to FBI offices by Attorney General Janet Reno, who was angry that the agency had held onto the tape for four days without turning over the evidence.

  • Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Should Care About East Timor

    East Timor is bracing for more violence today from militias armed and backed by Indonesia, with the announcement due tomorrow of the result of this past Monday’s referendum on independence. The result is expected to show overwhelming support for self-determination.

  • Republicans Pressure White House to Withdraw Clemency Offer to Puerto Rican Activists

    Congressional Republicans this week stepped up pressure on the Clinton administration to withdraw the clemency offer it made last month to several Puerto Rican political prisoners and activists, subpoenaing White House and Justice Department records and raising the likelihood of Congressional hearings on the matter in the fall.