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Tuesday, March 12, 2002

  • Workers March Across the Country to Protest Taco Bell

    A group of migrant farm workers, college students, and activists from around the country converged on the globalheadquarters of Taco Bell yesterday to demand that the corporation take responsibility for the sweatshop conditionsin the fields where its tomatoes are grown and picked. The action capped a two-week Truth Tour across the country,organized by the Coalition for Immokalee Workers. The Coalition is a community based worker organization located inImmokalee, Florida, the heart of the country’s tomato industry. The Truth Tour follows months of protests at TacoBell restaurants across the country.Guest:

  • Sharon Says He Will End Arafat Blockade But Pushes Ahead with Punishing Military Campaign

    Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, said that Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, was free to move from his home inRamallah yesterday, where he had been held for three months under house arrest. The announcement came just daysbefore US Special Envoy, Anthony Zinni, arrives in the region to try to restart peace talks between the two leaders.

  • Muslim Cleric Jamil Al-Amin Is Convicted of Murder; Prosecutors Urge Jurors to Sentence Themuslim Spiritual Leader to Death

    On Saturday, a jury convicted Muslim cleric and former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. RapBrown, of killing one sheriff’s deputy and wounding another in a shootout in Atlanta in March 2000. Jurorsdeliberated 10 hours over two days before finding Al-Amin guilty of 13 counts, including murder, aggravated assaulton a police officer, obstruction, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Jurors will decide this weekwhether to sentence the Muslim spiritual leader to death, life with parole, or life in prison.

  • Massive Protests Rack Argentina, Once the Darling of the International Monetary Fund

    Massive protests have exploded across Argentina since December in worker assemblies, worker pickets and strikes, andmass street demonstrations across the country. In the course of two weeks, the country saw five different presidents.Argentina is a country in crisis.

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