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Thursday, December 21, 2000

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  • Ct Up Crashes Bristol Meyers-Squibb Holiday Party

    ACT Up New York was the coal in Bristol Meyers Squibb’s Christmas stocking as activists crashed the drug manufacturer’s holiday party and briefly seized two offices at the Park Avenue headquarters. Before being ejected, the protesters ruined the holiday spirit by charging the pharmaceutical company with price gouging for AIDS drugs. Act Up demanded that the company halve the cost of the life prolonging drug, Videx.

  • Africa Policy Under Bush: Powell and Rice

    Although bush’s two top picks for foreign policy are African American, neither Colin Powell nor Condoleezza Rice has shown any particular interest nor displayed any knowledge of African issues. As Chevron director, Rice has helped oversee a drilling exploration refining and retailing company that does business from the US to Nigeria. She owns about a quarter of a million dollars in stock in Chevron, which named a tanker after her.

  • Falun Gong: Evil Cult Or Spiritual Movement?

    Last week, as Macau prepared to celebrate the first anniversary of its handover to China, police scuffled with Falun Gong practitioners who protested the Chinese government’s crackdown on the group. As Chinese President Jiang Zemin arrived, authorities detained more than 20 adherents of the meditation sect.

  • Danny Schecter Dissects CBS Program On Lori Berenson

    In August, after Lori Berenson spent five hellish years in Peruvian prisons, the country’s top military court granted her a civilian court trial. But her hopes for release may be threatened by recent upheavals in Peru. Last month after evidence of corruption became irrefutable, President Fujimori and his shadowy intelligence head, Vladimiro Montesinos, fled the country. Montesinos was spotted yesterday in Venezuela, where he was said to have undergone plastic surgery to change his appearance.