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Tuesday, June 20, 2000

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  • Central Park Sexual Attacks

    Another suspect wanted in connection with last week’s rampage in Central Park surrendered yesterday as the number of victims grew to 53.

  • Burma

    In a victory for multinational corporations and other forces for economic globalization, the US Supreme Court yesterday struck down a Massachusetts law that penalized companies doing business with the military dictatorship of Burma.

  • Gary Graham Execution 3 Days Away — Protests Escalate

    More than 200 people demonstrated outside the official residence of Governor George W Bush yesterday. Twelve were arrested protesting the scheduled execution of Texas prisoner Gary Graham. Yesterday–a day of national protest against his execution–was June 19th or Juneteenth, which marks the day word reached slaves in Texas that they were free. Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Strange Fruit

    Billie Holiday singing "Strange Fruit." The song has been called a declaration of war. The beginning of the civil rights movement. One of the ten songs that changed the world. The song’s lyrics describe a lynched Black man hanging from a poplar tree.

    “Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black body swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.