Tuesday, December 26, 2000

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  • President-Elect George W. Bush Chooses Former Senator John Ashcroft As Attorney General

    Last Friday, President-elect George W. Bush chose former Senator John Ashcroft as the next Attorney General of the United States. When liberals have nightmares," wrote Lindsay Sobel in The America Prospect Magazine, "they dream of Senator Ashcroft."

  • Turkey Cracks Down On Prisoner Hunger Strikers

    More than 2,000 inmates in Turkish prisons are on a hunger strike, some for nearly two months. Hundreds are near death, vowing to oppose a shift from group cells to U.S. style high security units in which prisoners are held for years in isolation and incommunicado. Turkish and international human rights groups charge that the single-person cells will make the abuse of prisoners even more easy and common. This in a prison system in which inmates are already subject to torture and fatal beatings.

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