Between The Lines

For the Month of May, 2000

News and Analysis
For The Week Ending May 5, 2000

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This week we present Between The Lines' summary of under-reported news stories and:

Violent history of Cuban Americans fighting for custody of Elian Gonzalez
Interview by Denise Manzari.

Jane Franklin, author of "Cuba and the United States: A Chronological History,"provides the background to better understand the early morning raid on Saturday, April 22 by U.S. marshals who seized Elian Gonzalez from distant relatives in Miami and reunited him with his father. Franklin says that some Cuban American leaders working to keep Elian in the U.S. have been involved in numerous terrorist attacks to overthrow Fidel Castro's government.

"Cuba and the United States: A Chronological History" is published by Ocean Press.

Unconstitutional police action before and during IMF/World Bank protests
Interview by Scott Harris.

Mark Goldstone, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, examines the contitutionality of mass arrests of activists before and during April protests in Washington, D.C. against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Contact the Guild at (202) 331-1639 or visit Mobilization for Global Justice Web site at

New bills in Congress could close School of the Americas
Interview by Melinda Tuhus.

Father Roy Bourgeois, a Maryknoll priest, who discusses the 10-year national campaign to close down the U.S. Army's School of the Americas, which trains soldiers of dictatorships throughout Latin America.

Contact the School of Americas Watch at (202) 234-3440 or visit their Web site at

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

  • Associated Press, April 21, 2000 (Hartford Courant): In early days of Korean War, South Korean soldiers and police executed more than 2,000 political prisoners and leftist activists without trials.
  • In These Times, April 17, 2000: Environmentalist pioneer David Brower's campaign efforts to decommission the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.
  • Mother Jones: U.S. Forest Service supervisor Gloria Flora's bold drive to protect the environment and Native American sites ends in her resignation after local miners and ranchers stage protests.

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