Thursday, March 1, 2001

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  • FBI Arrests Seven Iranians

    Yesterday, the FBI arrested seven people on charges of raising more than $1 million for the main Iranian oppositiongroup People’s Mujahideen Organization. Group members allegedly posed as charity workers at Los Angeles airport tosolicit funds for starving orphans. The FBI charged that the funds went to purchase arms.

  • Randall Robinson On African-American History Month

    The 28 days that America devotes to black history have come to an end, and women’s history month has begun. But beforewe shift our focus, today we are going to play a speech by Randall Robinson, in which he criticized the very idea ofdevoting a single month to the history of groups that have been white-washed out of official narratives thosenarratives that dominate classrooms, movie theaters, and the media for all twelve months of every year.

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    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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