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Clinton Plan 'Mere Public Relations'
The Clinton administration’s 1996 plan for dealing with African debt was "mere public relations"
Unity Against Sexual Trafficking
One-hundred and thirty-eight national religious leaders announced in June their support for the Freedom From Sexual Trafficking Act of 1999, introduced earlier this year by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).
A U.S. military accident in Puerto Rico has fueled opposition to U.S. military bases and troops stationed there. During a training session in April, U.S.
Stop the Killing, Fast!
The Supreme Court upheld the death penalty in June, but that didn’t deter the Abolitionist Action Committee from holding its sixth annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty
Jobs for Everyone
A bipartisan group of House and Senate members re-introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (EDNA) in June.
The ashes of Mitch Snyder, a renowned activist for homeless people, were laid to rest in a June ceremony in Washington, D.C.
While reporting in Peru three years ago, American journalist Lori Berenson was convicted of treason and imprisoned after a trial by a hooded judge in a military tribunal.
Faith on the Front Lines
Taking Out the Trash
The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) revealed in April an alternative to the U.S. government’s radioactive waste disposal plans.
Don't Look Now!
Project Censored listed the Multinational Agreement on Investment’s threat to U.S.
Newspaper Workers continue Protest
Continuing their two-year vigil, locked-out Detroit newspaper workers brought their protests in May to the Washington, D.C. area home of Gannett Company CEO John Curley.
Dismantling the SOA
Nearly 4,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., in May to tell President Clinton and Congress that the U.S. training of Latin American death squads must stop.
Booming Economy a Bust for the Poor
So much talk was on the Dow breaking 10,000 that hardly anyone noticed the decline in net worth of the average worker.
For the Forgiveness of Debts
Following the story of Jesus path to Golgotha, 150 people gathered on Good Friday at the U.S. Capitol for the Economic Way of the Cross.
Plant a Tree, Get a Beating
Wangari Maathai, above, coordinator of Kenya’s Greenbelt Movement, was attacked in January with several others as she attempted to plant trees in the Karura forest, near Nairobi.
Heavyweights Fight Third World Debt
Former boxing champion Muhammad Ali, the newly appointed "international ambassador" for Jubilee 2000, visited Britain in February to accept the Freddie Mercury Prize for the debt relief campaign.
Landmine Treaty Takes Effect--Without U.S.
The 1997 Mine Ban Treaty will go into effect faster than any other major treaty, according to Jody Williams, ambassador of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
Ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova was awarded the Sakharov prize for freedom of thought by the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, last December.
Christian Reformed Church Called to Repent
The Committee to Give Direction about and for Pastoral Care for Homosexual Members encouraged Christian Reformed churches to repent for failing to minister to gay and lesbian members.
Sexual Promiscuity in Africa Called "Violence"
AIDS in Africa has reached epidemic proportions, and an American clergyman told a gathering in Zimbabwe this winter that he knows one of the main reasons why: male sexual permissiveness.