Wednesday, January 24, 2001

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  • UN War Crimes Prosecutor Walks Out On Yugoslav President

    War crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte stormed out of a meeting with new Yugoslavia president Vojislav Kostunica.Democracy Now correspondent Jeremy Scahill was there.

  • Bush and Democrats Propose Education Reform

    George W. Bush yesterday unveiled a multi-billion dollar school reform package under which children would be testedevery year in math and reading from the third through the eighth grades. Those states, districts and schools thatimprove achievement would be rewarded, but if schools failed to meet minimum standards two years in a row, parentscould take federal education funds and spend them on a private school.

  • Firings and Beating at Mexican Factory That Makes Nike and Reebok

    A series of firings at a Mexican textile plant that makes clothing for Nike and Reebok has thrown a spotlight on theUS sportswear companies’ claim that they does not condone sweatshop labor.

  • Bio-Engineered Mouse Virus Takes US Closer to the Ultimate Accident Or Bioweapon

    A virus that kills every one of its victims, by wiping out part of their immune system, has been accidentally createdby an Australian research team. The modified mousepox virus does not affect humans, but it is closely related tosmallpox, raising fears that the technology could be used in biowarfare or in unprincipled commercial applications.Critics have long warned that biogenetic research could lead to an accidental or purposeful release of geneticallymodified organisms that, like this virus, have dangerous and unpredictable effects. Now, the technology developed inAustralia gives new reason for fear.

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