Tuesday, November 28, 2000

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  • Gore Challenges Florida Recount

    Republican George W. Bush is forging ahead with plans to move into the White House as Democrat Al Gore attempts to shore up support for his battle to contest the U.S. presidential vote in Florida.

  • Talks Collapse at Global Climate Summit: A Debate On Greenhouse Emissions

    After two weeks of negotiations, UN talks that sought to cut greenhouse emissions collapsed over the weekend. Delegates from 160 nations, as well as representatives from non-governmental organizations and from corporations, had battled over provisions needed to curb the process known as global warming. Many have laid the blame for the failure of the talks at the feet of the US, the world’s biggest polluter.

  • The Other Chad: Victims of Human Rights Violations Pursue Chad’s Former Dictator

    As the U.S. continues to talk about chads–the dimpled chad, the pregnant chad and so on, we are going to look at the other Chad: the African nation. A Chadian judge last week threw out criminal complaints against the accomplices of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, whose U.S.-supported regime was responsible for tens of thousands of political murders and systematic torture between 1982 and 1990.

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