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FOR THE WEEK ENDING July 3rd 1998
1) Ethan Nadleman, Director of the Lindesmith Center, who criticizes the recent United Nations' Special Session against drug use and trafficking around the world.
2) Charles Shiner, National Coordinator for the East Timor Action Network, who talks about the nebulus offer of autonomy, made by acting Indonesian president, B.J. Habibie, to the people of East Timor.
3) Author and commentator, Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, who analyzes conflicts within the African American Community covered in his new book "The Crisis in Black and Black."
FOR THE WEEK ENDING July 10th 1998
1) Author Robert Weil, who examines the social dislocation by China's conversion to "Market Socialism," and other issues ignored by the major media during President Clinton's trip to the middle kingdom.
2) Jennifer Harbury, an American citizen and attorney, who talks about the recent trial before an international court in Costa Rica, which implicated the Guatemalan military and US complicity in the death of her husband, Efrain Bamaca Velasquez, a rebel commander.
3) Bonnie Eisenberg of the National Women's History Project describes the early women's rights movement in this country as the 150th anniversary of the Seneca Falls convention is being celebrated this year.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING July 17th 1998
1) Jaime Estades, Director of the Hispanic Education and Legal Fund, who discusses the general strike called by organized labor in Puerto Rico to protest the proposed privatization of the island's publically owned telephone company.
2) David Wilson, an editor with the Weekly News Update on the Americas, who examines the escalating violence between the Mexican military and Zapatista rebels and their supporters in Mexico's impoverished state of Chiapas.
3) Andrew Oliver-Rudis, a participant in the 14th World Festival of Youth and Students in Havana Cuba in 1997, who talks about a threatening phone call he recently received from the U.S Treasury Dept. for allegedly violating the U.S. travel ban against Cuba.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING July 24th 1998
1) Lagos newspaper publisher Nduka Obiaegbnam, who discusses the crisis which has engulfed Nigeria after the death of that nation's most prominent political prisoner, Chief Mashood Abiola.
2) Kim Moody, Director of the newsletter Labor Notes, who examines the critical issues at stake in the ongoing United Auto Workers Union strike against General Motors.
3) Peter Kostmayer, the Executive Director of the group Zero Population Growth, who talks about his organization's efforts to slow the Earth's population.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING July 31st,1998
1) Mario Murillo, of the Colombia Media Project, who describes the decades-long conflict in Colombia and the U.S. role there in providing weapons and training to government forces.
2) Belle Taylor-McGhee, of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, who talks about the status of a woman's right to choose, 25 years after Roe vs. Wade.
3) John Amidon, a political activist, who discusses his pilgrimage walk from the Danbury Federal Prison to Connecticut's State Capitol, in Hartford, to call for the closing of the U.S. Army's School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia.
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