Monday, January 8, 2001

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  • Activists Mobilize to Oppose Ashcroft for Attorney General

    Activist groups have been meeting in Washington and around the country to strategize about how to defeat the nomination of John Ashcroft for Attorney General. The nomination of the arch-conservative has mobilized supporters and opponents alike.

  • Inaugur-Auction: A New Direction for Protest

    On January 20th, President-select George W. Bush will be sworn in. But rather than drawing this contested election to a close, the inauguration could bring in a new era broad based protest. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to converge on the capital, challenge the legitimacy of a election, and make Bush’s ascendancy the most contested inauguration in US history.

  • Reporter Who Witnessed Pine Ridge Shoot Out Calls for Presidential Clemency

    In Sunday’s Los Angeles Times,’ reporter Kevin McKiernan, called on President Clinton to commute the life sentence of Native American activist Leonard Peltier. McKiernan was the only reporter present during the 1975 shootings at the Pine Ridge Reservation that resulted in the deaths of two FBI agents and one Native American.

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