Friday, March 3, 2000

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  • Thousands Demand Justice Department Prosecute Diallo Case, Activists Also Demand that Justice Intervene in Los Angeles

    Thousands of protesters gathered yesterday in Washington, D.C. at the Justice Department to demand that the federal government prosecute the four white New York police officers who killed Amadou Diallo last year in a hail of forty-one bullets. Harlem Representative Charlie Rangel and the Reverend Al Sharpton met with Assistant Attorney General Eric Holder, who told them that he is looking into whether the department will bring civil rights charges against the officers. [includes rush transcript]

  • Observers From Mexico to Determine If U.S. Elections Are Free and Fair

    Are elections in the U.S. free and fair? This is the question being asked by members of the world community. For the first time ever, prominent international civil society members will come to the United States and monitor the nation’s electoral process, in a program sponsored by the San Francisco-based human rights organization Global Exchange. The presence of foreign observers promises to provide new insights and foster new discussions about democracy in the U.S. [includes rush transcript]

  • Harvest of Empire Part 2

    George W. Bush and Al Gore, their eyes on their parties’ presidential nominations, campaigned hard as a multi-state poll on Friday found them both headed for crushing "Super Tuesday’’ victories. [includes rush transcript]