Thursday, March 29, 2001

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  • Israel Bombs the Palestinian Authority

    A defiant Yasser Arafat said today the Palestinian uprising will continue despite Israel’s warning, delivered withrocket attacks on the Palestinian Authority last night.

  • Zapatistas Address Mexican Congress

    The Zapatistas took the floor of the Mexican Congress yesterday to defend a proposed constitutional amendmentguaranteeing new rights for the country’s 10 million Indians.

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Fires Defense Lawyers

    You may have heard that Mumia Abu-Jamal has fired his lawyers. The African American journalist and former BlackPanther took the drastic move in response to the pending publication of a book written by one of his key attorneys.Abu Jamal is currently on Pennsylvania’s Death Row where he has spent the past 19 years for the murder of a whitepoliceman.

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