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Wednesday, July 19, 2000

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  • Kathy Kelly Speaks From Basra, Iraq

    As the US and Britain continue to bomb Iraq on an almost daily basis, a delegation of Americans has arrived in Iraq where they plan to live for several months. The delegation is led by Kathy Kelly and her Chicago based organization Voices in the Wilderness, which for years has broken the Iraq sanctions. They will be living in Iraq’s third largest city Basra, which was badly bombed by the US and its allies during the Gulf War in 1991.

  • Following the Money at Conventions 2000

    As we gear up for our coverage of the Democrat and Republican conventions this summer, we are going to be looking closely at the money and corporations behind the conventions. We now turn to a commentary by the Washington bureau chief of the Buffalo News, Douglas Turner, about how corporate America is ginning up $42 million to help the two political parties pay for their conventions and purchase influence no matter who wins.

  • Philadelphia Police Sell T-Shirts of Beating of African American Man

    Yesterday the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that just two days after the police beating of an African American man-Thomas Jones, which was caught by television cameras and shown around the nation, a Philadelphia police officer began selling T-shirts with an image of the beating with the words printed below that said "Welcome, America". The front of the T-shirt shows a police badge with the words "RNC WELCOMING COMMITTEE 2000".

  • Arizona Sheriff to Install Internet Cameras in Prison

    Hot on the heels of CBS’s newest real-life-drama, Big Brother, a county Sherrif from Phoenix yesterday said he plans to install two video cameras in his jail, to show the hundreds of prisoners who are booked each day. The images from the booking room of the Maricopa County Jail will be broadcast live on the Internet.

  • Cell Phone Makers Will Be Required to Give Info On Radiation Levels

    Starting next month, cellular phone makers will be required to disclose information on the radiation levels produced by their phones under a new policy adopted by the wireless industry’s most influential trade group.