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Tuesday, August 8, 2000

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  • Gore Chooses Sen. Lieberman As Running Mate

    Vice President Al Gore today selected Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman to be his running mate this fall, chartingan independent course from President Clinton while making history by naming the first Jew ever to a major partyticket.

  • Verizon Strike Enters Third Day

    Today is the third day of a strike by tens of thousands of telephone operators and line technicians at VerizonCommunications. Yesterday progress slowed in contract talks between the company and its unions. One of those unions—the Communications Workers of America —said the stumbling block revolves around job security, forced overtime andunion access to jobs in the wireless telephone unit.

  • Activists Begin Direct Action in L.A. Against Dem’s As Hundreds Remain Jailed in Philadelphia

    Two women scaled a building in downtown Los Angeles today and unfurled a 1,500 square foot U.S. flag displayingcorporate logos as stars. The banner featured the logos of U.S. corporations including Citigroup, Nike, Enron andOccidental Petroleum, all major contributors to the Democratic and Republican conventions.

  • U.S.-Based Acehnese Rights Activist Missing in Indonesia

    A US-based Acehnese human rights campaigner has gone missing and is feared abducted in the Indonesian city of Medan,his relatives said Tuesday.