BETWEEN THE LINES WEEKLY SUMMARY
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FOR THE WEEK ENDING April 20, 2001
This week we present Between The Lines' summary of
under-reported news stories and:
(1)China's Reaction to U.S. Spy Plane Incident Related to Its History
of Conflicts with Imperial Powers
Interview by Scott Harris.
Robert Weil, author of "Red Cat, White Cat: China and the
Contradictions of Market Socialism," examines the historical
context of this incident in which China is challenging U.S.
military power on its national border while U.S. business is
lured to China's cheap labor pool and enormous markets.
(2) Children's Defense Fund Decries Bush Proposed Budget Cuts for
Programs that Assist Poor Children
Interview by Melinda Tuhus.
Helen Blank, child care director for the Children's Defense
Fund explains how these proposed cuts will affect children
and their families, and what her organization is doing to
actively oppose the Bush budget.
(3) Labor Historian Examines Challenges Ahead for Global Social Justice
Interview by Scott Harris.
Labor historian Jeremy Brecher, author of "Globalization From
Below: The Power of Solidarity," discusses the challenges
ahead for the growing global social justice movement.
(4) This week's summary of under-reported news
Compiled by Bob Nixon
--Iraqi health officials claim U.S. military use of depleted
uranium ammunition during Gulf War has led to 100 percent
increase in cancer cases in Iraq.
-- Federal H-2A program, which allows migrant workers
from poor nations to pick crops on American farms, subjects
these workers to substandard living and working conditions.
-- Civil liberties advocates say public libraries and schools
required by law to install filtering software on Internet
computers compromises intellectual freedom.
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