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Monday, November 5, 2001

  • Nicaraguan Presidential Candidate Tries to Link Sandinista Party Opponent to Terrorism Inelections

    Nicaragua’s conservative ruling party is claiming victory over Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua’spresidential elections, which were held yesterday. Until the last days of this election, many analysts predicted thatOrtega would return to power and defeat the ruling Liberal Party candidate, conservative businessman Enrique Bolanos.

  • Green Party Member Stopped at Airport in Maine, Barred From Flying

    National Guardsmen continue to patrol the nations airports nearly two months after the September 11 attacks. Islamic,Indian and Sikh organizations report that along with the increased security at airports, there has been a dramaticincrease in so-called airport profiling–in which passengers have been asked to leave an airplane or were subjectedto intense scrutiny because of their appearance.

  • FBI Detains More Than One Thousand Immigrants, Muslims, and People of Middle Eastern Descentin Largest Dragnet Since Wwii

    The Sunday Washington Post reads:

    “Exactly 23 minutes before suspected terrorist plot leader Mohamed Atta acquired a Florida driver’s license, a28-year-old Pakistani gas station attendant got his license renewed at the same motor vehicles’ branch. For thatreason, Mohammad Mubeen was standing in a tiny courtroom wearing an orange jumpsuit last Monday afternoon, one ofmore than 1,100 people ensnared in a nationwide hunt for terrorists.

  • President Bush Calls for Enforcement of Bio Weapons Treaty for Individuals, Rejects It Forstates

    President Bush on Thursday proposed making it a crime to buy, sell or make biological weapons and called for thecreation of a U.N. system to investigate suspected germ warfare. The proposal comes after anthrax attacks that haveleft four dead and 12 people sick and millions afraid.

  • US Isolates Itself From World at Climate Talks

    The Japanese Government announced today it will sign on to the Kyoto global warming protocol, dealing an embarrassingblow to United States. Representatives of more than 140 countries are meeting in Marakesh, Morocco to design theimplementation of the Kyoto protocol, laying out the mechanisms by which countries will work to reduce greenhouse gasemissions.

  • South African Poet and Activist Dennis Brutus Discusses Racism and Global Trade in the Newlight of Terrorism

    In apartheid South Africa of the 60s, Dennis Brutus was an outspoken activist against the racist state. He helpedsecure South Africa’s suspension from the Olympics, eventually forcing the country to be expelled from the games in1970. He was arrested in 1963 and sentenced to 18 months of hard labor on Robben Island off Capetown, with NelsonMandela. Brutus was banned from teaching, writing, and publishing in South Africa. His first collection of poetry,

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