Thursday, July 6, 2000

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  • Pro-British Violence Rocks the North of Ireland

    British Army troops were rushed into Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast late last night after a fourth day of widespread violence triggered by a ban on a Protestant march through a Roman Catholic enclave.

  • Gay Marriage Begins in Vermont

    Under a quilt of stars, as friends and family blew bubbles and kisses into the warm night air, Kathleen Peterson and Carolyn Conrad exchanged vows of love and commitment this weekend and became the first same-sex couple in the nation to be recognized as civil union partners under Vermont’s far-reaching law, which took effect July 1.

  • Connecticut Newspaper Admits to Profiting From Slave Ads

    Finally, we’re going to revisit the issue of slavery and who profited from it. Over the past several months, Democracy Now has covered the issue of reparations to African Americans. We’ve also looked at the DeWolfes of Rhode Island, the biggest slaveholding family in the Northeast. And we’ve reported on the Aetna Insurance Company, and the apology they made this year for insuring slaves.

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