Tuesday, May 23, 2000

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  • Made in China: The Role of US Companies in Denying Human and Worker Rights

    Congress is scheduled to vote tomorrow on whether to grant permanent normal trading relations to China. President Clinton has called the pact essential on moral, economic and national security grounds.

  • Israel’s Lebanon Pull-Out Full of Violence

    News wires are reporting today that Israel may quit south Lebanon within days, ending a 22-year occupation weeks ahead of a July 7 deadline as areas long under Israeli control fall to Hezbollah guerrillas.

  • The Death of Ben Linder; the Story of a North American in Sandinista Nicaragua

    In the summer of 1983, a young American engineer and unicyclist named Ben Linder flew to Managua, Nicaragua where he had been promised an engineering job. Over the next four years, Ben’s life would become increasingly entwined in the life of this country at war. His work on a small hydroelectric project in a village called El Cua in the northern mountains brought him dangerously near Contra strongholds. On April 28, 1987, Ben was among those killed when his hydroelectric dam was ambushed by heavily armed Contras. He was the first American killed by Ronald Reagan’s "freedom fighters."

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