Monday, October 23, 2000

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  • Questioning Globalization

    As thousands of activists gathered this past weekend in South Korea to protest the latest round of high level international finance meetings, this time it was the third Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), it is becoming increasingly obvious that the anti-globalization movement is swelling. [includes rush transcript]

  • Million Dollar Misdemeanor

    During the Republic National Convention on August 1st of this year, several hundred activists were arrested for protesting, among other issues, the criminal justice system and the lack of public discussion of human rights abuses by the police and in U.S. prisons. Over 400 people, including bystanders, legal observers, and medics, were rounded up by the police and held for days on end, many waiting over 100 hours before being arraigned. All faced enormous bails, ranging from $10,000 to $1 million, and were jailed for up to 2 weeks. [includes rush transcript]

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