Monday, October 2, 2000

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  • Death Toll Rises in the Occupied Territories

    At least 36 people are now dead and more than 700 wounded in the gunfire that has been sweeping the occupied territories in Israel for the past five days. Of those killed, 34 were Palestinians and Arabs.

  • The First General Strike in Yugoslavia Since Wwii

    With less than a week remaining before Sunday’s run-off election in Yugoslavia, truck and taxi drivers blockaded roads and bridges, students stayed home and factories closed throughout Yugoslavia today as opposition forces began a national strike–the first since World War II.

  • California’s New Dna Laws Exonerate the Innocent

    Yesterday in Geneva the International Commission of Jurists condemned the United States for 80 documented cases where innocent people were wrongly sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. This came as California last week became the sixth state in the U.S. to permit DNA testing for prisoners who claim they were wrongly convicted. After many years of struggle, The Burton Bill was passed, inspired by Herman Atkins, a Los Angeles man who was wrongly convicted of rape and spent 12 years in a California prison until DNA evidence tests proved his innocence.

  • The Presidential Exclusive Debates and Nader’s Super Rally in Boston

    Tomorrow night is the first presidential debate or is it a joint press appearance? It will take place at the University of Massachusetts, in Boston. Bush spent the weekend at home in his Texas ranch practicing his debating skills with Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire. Al Gore, in Sarasota Florida, met with what he called "real citizens", or 13 hand picked people who formed Gore’s Debate Camp practice.