Tuesday, February 20, 2001

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  • Accused Human Rights Violator, John Negroponte Nominated As UN Ambassador

    Like bones in a old grave, officials of Reagan-Bush Sr. era are working their way up to the surface in the George W.Bush administration. The latest resurrection is John Negroponte, recently nominated as ambassador to the UN.

  • Prison Population Increased More Under President Clinton Than Under Reagan and Bush Combined

    The Justice Policy Institute released the report, "Too Little, Too Late: President Clinton’s Prison Legacy"yesterday in honor of President’s Day. The report reveals that more state and federal prisoners were added to U.S.prisons during Clinton’s eight years in office than during the term of any prior U.S. president, and more federalinmates were added under Clinton than under Reagan and Bush combined.

  • Trust US, We’re Experts!: How Corporations Manipulate Public Opinion

    A UN panel said yesterday that massive flooding, disease and drought could hit countries all around the world overcoming decades if global warming is not halted. Because the poor are less able to adapt, and because farming intropical and sub-tropical regions will be worst hit, the scientists are also predicting that poorer countries, andthe poorest people in rich countries, will suffer the most.

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