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Friday, June 9, 2000

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  • See Change: Women’s Groups Challenge Holy See’s Power at UN

    A two-masted schooner sailed outside the UN headquarters Thursday as activists on board chanted and waved banners to protest the Vatican’s role at a global meeting aimed at improving women’s lives. Led by Catholics for a Free Choice, the group said they believe the Vatican should be classified as a non-governmental organization -an NGO-instead of its current status as a "non-member state permanent observer."

  • Protesting Puerto Rican Style

    The Puerto Rican Parade in New York is expected to draw more than one million people. This year’s event will be led by a group honoring the Puerto Rican nationalist hero Don Pedro Albisu Campos. They will be followed by a delegation from Vieques, many of whom were arrested in the last month protesting the US Navy’s bombing of the island. One young activist goes to court today for running out on the field during a game at Yankee stadium and unfurling a banner against the bombing.

  • Arresting Free Speech, Canada Style

    As the World Petroleum Congress gets underway in Calgary, Alberta, activists have been converging from around the region for a Counter Congress dealing with the environmental and human rights impacts of the oil industry. On Wednesday night, Canadian immigration officials arrested two Bay area campaigners at Calgary’s international airport.

  • Paving the Planet: Bechtel Takes Over San Francisco’s Water Supply

    The San Francisco Bay Guardian article is headlined "The Earth Wrecker: The company that won the contract to oversee the rebuilding of San Francisco’s water system has a disastrous record worldwide."