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Thursday, February 3, 2000

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  • Opening Arguments Heard in Diallo Murder Trial

    Four white New York City police officers accused of murdering Amadou Diallo unleashed a 41-shot barrage with no warning and kept firing as the victim was down on the ground, according to prosecutors’ opening arguments yesterday in the trial of the officers. [includes rush transcript]

  • Noam Chomsky Globalization: The New Face of Capitalism

    President Clinton last week urged leaders of the companies that most benefit from global trade to listen to those opposed to globalization, telling some of the world’s most powerful politicians and business figures: "Don’t leave the little guys out." [includes rush transcript]

  • Candidates’ Trail of Money

    Today we continue with our look at how corporate money has been injected into the presidential campaign, and at the role of corporate-sponsored non-profits and think tanks in the electoral process. This past Saturday’s Washington Post carried an article about the group Citizens for a Sound Economy, one of the many non-profits that takes millions of dollars from corporations and that uses that money to influence public opinion. Unlike others, CSE refuses to reveal its source of funding. However, the Post recently was able to get documents showing that the CSE gets millions of dollars from corporations like Exxon and Phillip Morris. The CSE sent representatives to New Hampshire outfitted as citizen-activists, who supported many of George W. Bush’s economic proposals. [includes rush transcript]