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September 11 Disaster

9-11 TERRORIST ATTACK page of links
ABORTION page of links
ACLU Charges Racial Discrimination in Second Texas Drug Bust Scandal
ACTIVISM page of links
Adbusters "dedicated to reinventing the outdated paradigms of our consumer culture"
Advertising - BadAds how to identify and fight intrusive advertising
Affirmative Action Hot Paper Topics
AFGHANISTAN page of links
Alcohol Industry and Policy Database thousands of articles on alcohol marketing practices; from the Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems (gives citation and abstract)
Alternate Movie Awards an alternative to the Oscars
ALTERNATE NEWS SOURCES page of links
America, WAKE UP! "Embedded in our nation's road sign system is a secret coding designed to target vital sites, facilities and resources for military confiscation during a National Emergency" - see photographs and testimonies from military personnel
America's Global Role Public Agenda - great source, lots of information
America's Uninsured: A Closer Look "Almost 40 million people in this country lack health insurance, more than the populations of Texas, Florida and Connecticut combined" - report issued by the National Academies
Antibiotic Resistance: A Growing Threat study from the FDA
Arsenic in Drinking Water from the EPA - Arsenic in drinking water has been linked to bladder and lung cancers, diabetes, and heart disease
Assessing the New Federalism "a multi-year Urban Institute research project to analyze the devolution of responsibility for social programs from the federal government to the states, focusing primarily on health care, income security, job training, and social services"
Attacks on the Press in 2000 "a worldwide survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists"
Behind the Label "the labor issues and working conditions of those people who make many of the clothes sold by major retailers" (Scout Report) - quite a lot on sweatshop activism
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Bioethical Issues Hot Paper Topics
Birth Control - Sanger and Reproductive Rights quotes from an article on Sanger
Beyond Reason: The Death Penalty and Offenders with Mental Retardation
BUSH ADMINISTRATION page of links
Bush Doctrine Bush's reponse to the west coast dock strikes made it clear that he considers any interruption of profit making, including safety measures and worker negotiations, as threats to national security and an excuse to bring in the military
Bush's Africa Agenda excerpts from article by Emira Woods and William D. Hartung
California Energy Crisis "Blackout: What caused the power crisis in California? And who's profiting?" from PBS
Campaign Finance Public Agenda - great source, lots of information
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, see DEATH PENALTY
Censorship Hot Paper Topics
CENSORSHIP --page of links
The Challenge of Helping Low-Income Fathers Support Their Children report on the Parents' Fair Share (PFS) program
Child Care Public Agenda - great source, lots of information
Child Injury Deaths - UNICEF Innocenti Report Card comprehensive report on child injury deaths around the world - "injury has become the number-one killer of children ages one to fourteen in developed countries and accounts for almost 40 percent of deaths in that age group"
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) filtering software at schools and libraries
Chip Implants Approved BBC news article
Chip Implants - Family Gets Computer Chips Implanted for Medical Information Miami Herald story
Chile -- Progress Stalled Setbacks in Freedom of Expression Reform
CIA & Drugs - From the Wilderness "innovative analysis and groundbreaking original stories on the impact of $5-600 billion per year in drug money moving through the US economy and the illegal covert operations [of the CIA among others] which maintain control of that cash flow for US economic interests"
Clean Up Texas Politics the latest on Texas political scandals and the citizen movement to clean up Texas politics
Clear Channel: the Media Mammoth that Stole the Airwaves article from CorpWatch
CNN FYI education site built around issues in the news as covered by various CNN programs
College Drinking: Changing the Culture research, facts, college alcohol policies
Consumer Health
The Corporate Branding of America's Schools report on trends in schoolhouse commercialism from Arizona State University
Corporate Crime Reporter a legal newsletter - Check out their Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the 1990s
Corporate Crimes Jim Hightower talks about bribing legislators and stealing from the public
Corporation Watch watchdog of corporate abuses
Corporations and Human Rights
Corporations - RTM Ark an anti-corporation activist site
Covering the Uninsured a national campaign "to raise awareness of the challenges facing the 39 million Americans with no health insurance"
Crime Public Agenda Online - excellent broad source of information and opinion
Crimes of War "Our goal is to promote understanding of international humanitarian law among journalists, policymakers, and the general public, in the belief that a wider knowledge of the legal framework governing armed conflict will lead to greater pressure to prevent breaches of the law, and to punish those who commit them" - articles and news
Crisis and Creation In Oaxaca article by George Colman
CURRENT AFFAIRS page of links
DayPop search engine for current events and breaking news
DEATH PENALTY page of links
Debate Central one stop shop for debate issues
Declare Yourself! aimed at getting young adults to register to vote; lots of voting information
Defense, see NATIONAL ISSUES.com
Democracy as Class Struggle excerpts from book
Democracy for the Few, excerpts from book by Michael Parenti
Deterring Democracy, by Noam Chomsky - excerpts
DEVIANCE page of links for IDST 2370
The 'Dirty War' in Chechnya: Forced Disappearances, Torture and Summary Executions
Diseases, The Global Threat of New and Reemerging a Rand report: the top tries to sell you the report but further down the page you can download for free the various parts of the report in PDF format
Doctors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US how the US health care system contributes to poor health
Doctors, Questionable list of physicians disciplined by state and federal agencies
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE page of links
Donde Esta la Justicia? A Call to Action on Behalf of Latino and Latina Youth in the U.S. Justice System study shows that Latinos are over-represented in the Justice System, and that they often receive harsher treatment than similarly incarcerated young whites
DRUG WAR/LEGALIZATION page of links
Eaters of the World, Unite Jim Hightower article about where the food industry is going - "Out of each dollar you spend on groceries, only 19 cents goes to the farmer, with corporate middlemen grabbing the rest"
The Economy Public Agenda - great source, lots of information
Education Public Agenda - great source, lots of information
Education, see NATIONAL ISSUES.com
report released in July 2001 by the United States Commission on Civil Rights
Electoral Reform, Action Agenda for clearinghouse for information on electoral reform
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Health CDC site covers air quality, bioterrorism, cancer, carbon monoxide, chemical agents, chemical weapons, COP, earthquakes, and much more
The Environment issue Public Agenda - great source, lots of information
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES page of links
Espy, Secretary of Agriculture Alphonso Michael investigated and found guilty of taking bribes - this is the final report of the court
ETHICS
Ethics in the Professions --Illinois Institute of Technology
Ethics Updates
Ethnic Conflict - INCORE "a global centre for the study and resolution of conflict"
Euthanasia - Ethics Updates
The Family Public Agenda - great source, lots of information
Family Poverty - Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Families
Fascism Anyone? defines the fourteen key characteristics of fascism
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal excerpts from the book by Eric Schlosser
FDA - "Medicine vs. Morality" "FDA approves drugs tested in countries with different rules... preventable deaths, considered unethical here, can result" - CBS News article, 4/4/01.
The Federal Budget Public Agenda - great source, lots of information
Feudalism... alias American Capitalism online "book presents overwhelming evidence that masquerading behind a democratic facade, an economic elite comprising less than 1% of the population is quietly and cunningly ruling America"
Figure Skating Controversy: Judging Scandal
Figure Skating Controversy: Salé and Pelletier
First Amendment Center covers key First Amendment issues and topics
Florida Vote "Black Votes Affected Most" from Washington Post
Florida Vote "Examining the Florida Vote" from NY Times
Florida Vote NORC Florida Ballots Project
Florida Vote Electoral Reform
FLUORIDE & FLUORIDATION page of links
Foreign Policy, see NATIONAL ISSUES.com
Freedom of Religion or Belief country-by-country analysis; also available in French
Gender Issues Hot Paper Topics
Gender & Sexism - Ethics Updates
George Bush Channeling George Orwell "As President Bush wages his war against terrorism and moves to create a huge homeland security apparatus, he appears to be borrowing heavily, if not ripping off ideas outright, from George Orwell. The work in question is 1984, the prophetic novel about a government that controls the masses by spreading propaganda, cracking down on subversive thought and altering history to suit its needs. It was intended to be read as a warning about the evils of totalitarianism -- not a how-to manual." - Article from Tom Paine.com
George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography "..as the Gulf crisis and the war unfolded... [Bush's] enraged public outbursts constituted real psychotic episodes, indicative of a deranged mental state"... the book refers to Bush as an "American Caligula"
George W. Bush's War on Women article from Planned Parenthood - "we admit to being baffled by George W. Bush's seemingly single-minded determination to strip women of reproductive rights and access to the panoply of reproductive health services - not just abortion but even family planning and real sex education"
Global Issues That Affect Everyone poverty, globalization, arms control, the Middle East, the war on terror, human rights, women's rights, racism, genetic engineering, biodiversity, much more
GLOBAL WARMING page of links
GLOBALIZATION (economic) page of links
Government Documents in the News
Grand Jury Abuse excerpts from book by M. Parenti
Green Party of Texas source for alternative news
Green Party site excellent alternative information and news on issues of the day
GUN CONTROL (issue) page of links
Hackers Frontline "report on the exploits of hackers and how they have highlighted the internet's insecurities"
HATE page of links
Health Care Public Agenda - great source, lots of information
Health Care Reform Hot Paper Topics
Heart attack rate dives after public smoking ban "..the city banned smoking in workplaces, bars and restaurants in 2002. Instantly the number of attacks among Helena's townspeople plummeted by more than 40 per cent"
Hemp Clothing
Hoaxes, Museum of from pre-1700 to today
Holocaust Denial On Trial David Irving v. Penguin Books; the research behind the trial
Homeless - National Coalition for the Homeless news, information, legislation
Hot Paper Topics
How Dare They scandal and political exposés
How to Keep Your New Years Resolution notes for success
HUMAN RIGHTS page of links
Human Rights Hot Paper Topics
Identity Theft a few tips and thoughts
IMMIGRATION page of links
"The Income Gap: A Problem America Can't Ignore" "A contributing factor to the income gap is the growing divide between executive and worker pay. In 1970, the average CEO made 41 times what the average manufacturing worker made. In 1997, according to Business Week magazine, this ratio was 326 to one."
Independent Media Center "a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage"
Inequality.org info on the divide in income, "the great unmentionable"
International Religious Freedom report by U.S. Dept of State
Internet Issues Hot Paper Topics
Internet Speech an issue guide from Public Agenda
Internet Speech - "Filters Face Free-Speech Test" 4/20/01 article on San Francisco librarians refusing to censor the Internet
Issue Links from VoteSmart
Issues 2002 All the major issues in political campaigns are discussed in some detail, pro and con
Justice for the Poor excerpts from book by M. Parenti
Justice Learning "issue-based approach for engaging high school students in informed political discourse.. to teach students about reasoned debate and the often-conflicting values inherent in our democracy" - sections on affirmative action, civil liberties in war, death penalty, drug war, energy, environment, gun control, juvenile justice, and religion in schools
Klamath - Fish v. Farmers
LABOR page of links
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong excerpts from the book by James Loewen
Lisl Auman is in Prison for the Rest of Her Life she was in police custody at the time of the crime, yet she was sentenced to life
Lobbying Kids "Now comes the revelation that the children of leading sitting legislators are also being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by private interests to get dad to quietly pass legislation for their clients"
Male Bashing on TV article - "Warning for our male readers: The following article contains big words and complex sentences. It might be a good idea to have a woman nearby to explain it to you"
Male Rape in U.S. Prisons this Human Rights Watch report charges that indifference and even feigned ignorance on the part of prison authorities are responsible for the widespread existence of male prisoner-on-prisoner violence in US prisons
Manipulation of the Media chapt. 3 of the online book, Feudalism... alias American Capitalism... "The shocking truth is that the ownership of newspapers and TV stations has already been consolidated to such a staggering degree that unmanipulated news coverage has practically ceased to exist"
MARIJUANA page of links
Marxists' Apartment a Microcosm of Why Marxism Doesn't Work
MEDIA, THE page of links
"The Media is the Mess" failure to report adequately on election 2000 underscores the media's bias -- "The will of the American voters was overturned in large part because the Bush campaign and its conservative media allies succeeded in portraying Gore as the interloper and Bush as the rightful claimant of the presidency"
Media Issues Hot Paper Topics
Medical Research Issues lots of information
Medicare an issue guide from Public Agenda
Medicine and Madison Avenue "explores the complex relationships between modern medicine and modern advertising"
The Men Who Sold the Moon story discusses first corporation given permission to visit the Moon
Mideast Web for Coexistence network of Arabs, Jews and others who want to see peace in the Middle East
Military Facts excerpt from book by M. Parenti
MOST Clearing House on Religious Rights national and international documents on religious rights and religious diversity
Mothers Against Violence in America (MAVIA)
Myth that the U.S. is the best place to live excerpt from book by M. Parenti
National Issues a non-partisan, issue-oriented research web site that provides information to individuals, voters and students who are interested in truly understanding the major issues facing our nation today
National Lawyers Guild "an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America in an organization that shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be more sacred than property interests"
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) includes a guide to state marijuana laws
The New Economy of Water the power of water as a national and international issue; reports from the Pacific Insitute
No Gun Ri Review, Report of the from the U.S. Army study
No War Collective an activist site for groups organizing against war
NONVIOLENCE -page of links
NRA, Stop the "The NRA wants to put AK-47s, Uzis and other illegal assault weapons back on our streets.."
NUCLEAR ISSUES page of links
Oil Spills Involving More than 10 Million Gallons
Pentagon to pay millions for Scotsí robot soldiers article by Neil Mackay in the Sunday Herald (Glasgow)
The Pentagon's Spies declassified spy documents and history
The Petition Site create or sign a petition; many causes represented, much information on issues
Plagiarism Hot Paper Topics
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE links and quotes
Police Brutality and Accountability - "Shielded from Justice" report from Human Rights Watch; detailed accounts of brutality cases - organized by city
Policy Library research and discussion relating to social, economic, and political issues; international in scope
Politics 1 - Debates & Issues
Politics and Science Investigating the Bush administration's promotion of ideology over science.
Poverty - Livelihoods CONNECT [teaches] creating sustainable livelihoods to eliminate poverty
Poverty and Welfare
Prisons - "Emerging Issues on Privatized Prisons" fulltext monograph
PRISONS page of links
Prisons, The Real Price "Since 1980, the inmate population has more than quadrupled to two million -- an unprecedented explosion that is incurring unprecedented costs to all Americans" - site includes incarceration atlas and articles from Mother Jones magazine
Privacy, Right of an issue guide from Public Agenda
Pro-Poor Tourism "tourism that results in increased net benefits for poor people"
Public Opinion Poll Database
Queer Theory portal to gender studies on the Web
Quiet Censorship in Hollywood McCarthy-like atmosphere pervades tinsel town after 9/11
Racial Profiling Data Collection Systems, A Resource Guide on a monograph on the problem... also available in PDF format with tables and illustrations
Racism Public Agenda Issue Guide - lots of information
Racism - Ethics Updates
Railroad Use of Remote Controls instead of engineers - replacing live people and eliminating jobs
Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994 reveals that released prisoners with the highest rearrest rates were robbers, burglars, larcenists, and motor vehicle thieves
Reclaiming the Commons article by David Bollier
Recording Industry and Ethics
Religious Freedom Report, International from the U.S. State Dept.
Repression of Political Dissidence excerpts from book
Reproductive Rights new developments
Reproductive Technologies - Ethics Updates
Reproductive Technologies Web deals with ramifications of the technologies being developed; from the Harvard School of Public Health
Republican Politics Then and Now by Bill Moyers, who says that Republicans are now dominated by extremists
Right to Die/Euthanasia an issue guide from Public Agenda
Safeguarding the Vote computer voting is filled with possibilities for fraud
San Antonio Tops List of Drunken Cities "an estimated one third of adult men are binge drinkers"
Saul Alinsky excerpts from book by Harry Boyte
Scared at School: Sexual Violence Against Girls in South African Schools Human Rights Watch report
School and State, Alliance for the Separation of favors ending government involvement in education
Science, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in
Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning NAP report concludes that cloning, as it is currently practiced, should be cloned
Secondhand effects of student alcohol use reported by neighbors of colleges a study by Harvard shows that neighbors of colleges are 135 percent more likely to suffer from public disturbances due to alcohol use of students
Sex Education Gets Sacked
Sexual Harassment Resources numerous links, documents, court decisions
Sexual Orientation - Ethics Updates
"The Sexual Victimization of College Women" a research report -- "About 3 percent of college women experience a completed and/or attempted rape during a typical college year, according to a new report released today by the Justice Department's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)"
Shame on the AFMA reverse domain name hijacking and free speech
Slavery - Release of 2002 Trafficking in Persons Report
Slaves, 4 Million Being Held as article on current slave trade
Six Billion (population of the world) world journalism
Smoke-Free San Antonio "Secondhand smoke is the third leading preventable cause of death in the US"
Smoking - Tobacco, Stop Global "In 1999, the U.S. and the rest of the world, began to negotiate a tobacco control treaty. Called the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), it establishes an international standard for tobacco control. The majority of the world's nations are committed to a strong FCTC that prioritizes public health over profits. The only exceptions are the U.S., Japan, and Germany."
Sluts Against Butts a group of women bent on holding the tobacco industry responsible for the death, disease, and addiction it causes - "Tobacco companies see rebellious girls and women as easy targets for marketing campaigns," said Lara Lola. "We're here to tell them that bad girls can't be bought."
Smoking - Buying Influence, Selling Death "tobacco policy presents one of the clearest examples of how campaign contributions have distorted the political process to protect special interests rather than the public interest" - from The American Heart Association, and The American Lung Association
Social Criticism Review leftist-friendly articles and studies on many issues
Social Security an issue guide from Public Agenda
Social Security, see NATIONAL ISSUES.com
Sontag, Susan - political commentary by her on Sept. 11
The Stem Cell Debate a CNN special report
Stem Cell Registry, NIH Human Embryonic
Stem Cells International Journal of Cell Differentiation and Proliferation
Stop the Pledge! anti-pledge site complains that it was written by a socialist and closely resembles the Nazi pledge
Students Against Testing campaign to stop standardized testing
Survivors First Is your priest a convicted child molester? Check this database to find out
Sweatshops.org all about sweatshops and child labor and how to combat them and make purchases without supporting them
Tax Day Reports "break down by category how the federal government spends the "typical" household's income tax dollar in each state and selected cities and counties" - also shows tax breaks for the wealthiest
Taxation - Americans For Fair Taxation "National polls show that more than two thirds of Americans say they want fundamental tax reform. For nearly 100 years, we have carried the burden of an oppressive and counterproductive tax system that has punished work and achievement, savings and investment. The current tax code has been grossly manipulated to reward elite political interests; it hurts the average American"
Taxes, see NATIONAL ISSUES.com
Taxpayer Watchdog News Releases from CAGW - Citizens Against Government Waste
TERRORISM page of links
TERRORISM - SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK page of links
Texas Freedom Network "a mainstream voice to counter the religious right"
Texas Watch advocacy group taking a stand against special interest lobbyists - the insurance industry promised that if Texans passed tort reform, doctors' malpractice insurance rates would be reduced 16%; Texans voted for tort reform but instead of decreasing rates they are now asking for huge increases in the rates
Tobacco - Buying Influence, Selling Death "tobacco policy presents one of the clearest examples of how campaign contributions have distorted the political process to protect special interests rather than the public interest" - from The American Heart Association, and The American Lung Association
unitedstates.htm Tobacco Control: State Highlights "summarizes information regarding the health and economic burden of tobacco use for each state" - full report can be downloaded or data looked up on a state by state basis
Tobacco, Stop Global "In 1999, the U.S. and the rest of the world, began to negotiate a tobacco control treaty. Called the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), it establishes an international standard for tobacco control. The majority of the world's nations are committed to a strong FCTC that prioritizes public health over profits. The only exceptions are the U.S., Japan, and Germany."
Tom Paine.com/mon sense "seeks to enrich the national debate on controversial public issues by featuring the ideas, opinions, and analyses too often overlooked by the mainstream media"
TOPICA choose from thousands of newsletters and discussions on the topic you choose
Tort Reform - Golden State Solution tort reform didn't work in California, strict regulation of insurance companies did
Torture Trade, Stopping the
A Toxic Cover-up? 60 Minutes special on a toxic coal slurry spill in Appalachia which was 25 times the size of the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska
UNICEF Innocenti Report Card comprehensive report on child injury deaths around the world
Uganda in Eastern DRC: Fueling Political and Ethnic Strife Human Rights Watch report
Urban Mobility Report, 2001 a study of the transportation system in 68 urban areas; one finding is that the last time "rush hour" lasted only an hour Richard Nixon was president
U.S. Crime Statistics
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Fact Sheets many subjects covered including aging, asthma, bioterrorism, Diabetes, disabilities, genetic testing, infant mortality, lead poisoning, mad cow disease, nursing homes, violence against women and much more
U.S. Imperialism excerpt from book by M. Parenti
U.S. Imperialism more excerpts from book by M. Parenti
U.S. Political Prisoners excerpts from book
U.S. Patriot Act "The Day Democracy Was Put on Hold" - article - "Search warrants, Miranda rights, attorney/client protection, all rights we fought for and have been amended to our Constitution have become null and void within the 342 pages of The U.S. Patriot Act"
U.S. War Crimes excerpts from an article by John Ross
Veterans - National Gulf War Resource Center details how the veterans have been mistreated by the military, denying them healthcare benefits
Veterans - Project SHAD: American Servicemen Used As Guinea Pigs chemical and biological warfare test program conducted during the 1960s, used on our own people
Violence Against Women In Times of War "Once again, the mainstream media was flooded with violent and militant notions of conflict resolution"
Violence Against Women, Toolkit to End "concrete guidance to communities, policy leaders, and individuals"
VOTE.com new issues several times a week to read about and vote on
Wal-Mart's Female Trouble sex discrimination rampant at Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart - Thanks for Shopping at Wal-Mart--NOT "If Jesus were alive today, he would be protesting Wal-Mart" - horrendous labor practices
War as Business excerpt from book by M. Parenti
Washington, DC Explore DC covers the famous buildings and people of DC
Water - Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water excerpts from the book by Mark Reisner
"Welcome to Feedback Universe" an emerging metaphor - "The watchword for the 21st century is 'Give up control.'"
Welfare for the Rich excerpt from book by M. Parenti
Welfare Public Agenda Issue Guide - lots of information
Welfare Reform Hot Paper Topics
Welfare Reform, Feminist Views white paper
Welfare Reform and New York City's Low Income Population
What Really Happened "the history the government hopes you DON'T learn" - lots of alternative news and articles -- good source of paper topics
Who Owns America excerpt from book by M. Parenti
Women, Minorities and the Disabled in the Sciences
WOMEN'S ISSUES & STUDIES --page of links
Workplace Surveillance Project "The Extent of Systematic Monitoring of Employee E-Mail and Internet Use" -- a full text report
World Hunger
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION page of links
Would You Kill Someone For $4.50? research by Stanley Milgram
Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General January, 2001 - "identifies 27 specific intervention programs that have shown themselves to be statistically successful as well as debunking several common myths about youth violence" (Scout Report)
Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center, National


From Vote.com:

Log on to http://www.vote.com/category/10883144/ to tell state leaders if Texas should legalize marijuana for medical use. Would this help sick and injured people relieve pain and suffering, or would it just be an excuse to make "pot" more accessible?

From Corporate Watch

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Silence = Death: AIDS, Africa and Pharmaceuticals
http://www.corpwatch.org/feature/misc/aids01.html

25 million Africans are living with AIDS. Northern pharmaceutical companies have the drugs to treat the disease and governments have the ability to offer them cheaply. Yet they are turning a blind eye to this global pandemic. After talking with AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe and HIV+ pregnant women in Rwanda, Stephen Lewis, says "I want someone to explain to me why it isn't called murder." The former Deputy Director of UNICEF puts a human face on one of the greatest tragedies of our time.

From Corporate Watch

BHOPAL
Survivors Target Dow Chemical in India
http://www.corpwatch.org/bhopal/dowchem.html

Three-hundred survivors of the December 1984 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal protested at the Bombay office of Dow Chemical International this week demanding that Dow take on the outstanding liabilities left behind by the Union Carbide Corporation (which Dow now owns) in Bhopal. Together with environmental and labor groups, they launched a new National Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, targeting Dow.

From Corporate Watch

IN THE NEWS
http://www.corpwatch.org/headlines

* South Africa: Bush Policy Threatens AIDS Prevention Among Youth
* Mexico: Rocks, Tear Gas at Cancun Protest
* USA: Mom vs. Mastercard
* Canada: Quebec Set to Crackdown on FTAA Protests
* Canada: Government Fights NAFTA Ruling in Court
* Tanzania: World Bank/IMF Refuse to Cancel Africa's Debt
* USA: Supreme Court Sides with American Airlines Over Union
* USA: Bostonians Outraged at Corporate Subway Sponsorship Plan

From Corporate Watch

TAKE ACTION

Protest Environmental Award Honoring Shell!
http://www.corpwatch.org/action/2001/006.html


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