Tuesday, April 3, 2001

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  • 89 Arrested As Activists Attempt to Liberate Secret Ftaa Documents

    Several hundred activists in Ottawa yesterday attempted to "liberate" the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiatingdocuments.

  • Hopi and Navaho Bring Demands On Coal Mining to Lehman Bros. Ny Headquarters

    Yesterday, elders from the Dine, Hopi and Lakota nations came to Manhattan and staged a friendly takeover at a LehmanBrothers annual shareholders’ meeting. Lehman Brothers manages an investment fund that is the major owner of PeabodyCoal. Peabody is mining on and near native lands in the Southwest.

  • Michael Lapsley On Apartheid, Genocide, and Reconciliation

    In 1990, three months after the release of Nelson Mandela, the De Klerk Government sent Father Michael Lapsley aparcel containing two magazines. Inside one of them was a highly sophisticated bomb. When Lapsley opened themagazine, the explosion brought down ceilings in the house and blew a hole in the floors and shattered windows. Italso blew off both of the priest’s hands, ruined one eye and burned him severely.

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