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Tuesday, March 21, 2000

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  • Clinton’s South Asian Tour

    India has a population of approximately 900 million people, half of whom are women. The Hindu caste system structures Indian society in a complex hierarchy that can be socially oppressive for the majority of women. Not only are the lower castes and tribal groups socially ostracized and oppressed, but women from these groups face multiple oppressions that are aligned along the lines of gender, caste and class. [includes rush transcript]

  • Federal Judge Blocks Elián González Asylum

    A federal judge today refused to block efforts to return six-year-old Elián González to Cuba, saying only the U.S. attorney general can grant political asylum to keep the boy in the United States. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore’s ruling dismissed the lawsuit filed by Elián’s great-uncle, Lázaro González, who wants to keep Elián, against the wishes of the boy’s father in Cuba. [includes rush transcript]

  • U.S. War on Drugs Condemned

    In New York yesterday, city activists and Haitian groups expressed outrage over the police killing of an unarmed black man. Patrick Dorismond, a 26-year-old security guard, was shot by an undercover police officer after leaving a midtown Manhattan bar. The officer asked Dorismond and another man where he could buy marijuana as a part of a police drug sting. He is the fourth black man killed by the NYPD in the past 13 months. [includes rush transcript]