Between The Lines

For the Month of March, 2000

Week Ending March 3, 2000

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This week's summary of under-reported news.
Compiled from alternative media sources by Rich Fraser and Bob Nixon

  • Economist Magazine: Hopes for ending 17-year war in Sudan
  • Nation magazine: Fate of gay marriage could be decided by California voters on March 7.
  • Columbia Journalism Review: A review of the "sorry state" of investigative reporting around presidential 2000 campaign and some of the vacuous reports in mainstream media.

Max Sawicky, on President Clinton's budget, which
cuts social investment programs to historic lows

Economic Policy Institute economist Max Sawicky assesses President Clinton's federal budget proposal and the national debate over social investment. Call the Economic Policy Institute at (202) 775-8810 or visit their Web site at:

Ron Daniels, on Amadou Diallo's trial
Ron Daniels, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses the wider significance of the trial of four New York City police officers who shot and killed unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo last February. Call (202) 614-6429.

Jim Dempsey, on the government's Internet monitoring
Jim Dempsey, senior staff counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology, who examines government proposals to monitor the Internet and the threat that he believes these policies pose to civil liberties. Call (202)637-9800 or visit their Web site at:

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