Thursday, January 13, 2000

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  • International Delegation for Mumia Abu Jamal Meets with Justice Department

    Yesterday, an international delegation consisting of European members of parliament, union leaders human rights activists and others held a press conference to ask President Clinton to stop the execution of death row prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu Jamal. They requested a meeting with Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno on the case of Jamal, and threatened civil disobedience if the meeting was not granted.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Police Can Search Those Fleeing

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the police may stop and question someone who suddenly tries to run away after seeing officers arrive. The court’s 5 to 4 decision said police officers had sufficient reason to chase and stop a Chicago man, William Wardlow, who ran after spotting the officers arrive in a high-crime area known for drug trafficking.

  • Gov. Gilmore of Virginia Proposes Separate Holidays for King and Two Confederate Leaders

    This coming Monday is the official celebration of the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But many people may not know that Martin Luther King Day in the state of Virginia is also a holiday commemorating both Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, two confederate icons.

  • Mexico Tries to Expel Americans From Chiapas

    Mexico has ordered the expulsion of two Americans who were part of an international group that attended a New Year’s Eve celebration in a Zapatista-controlled village of Chiapas.

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