Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
conducted a survey of schoolchildren 13 to 15 in 68 countries. The survey found
that about 11 percent of the children in Latin America and the Caribbean
were offered free cigarettes by a tobacco company representative in 1999 and
2000. In Russia, it was 17 percent. In Jordan, it was 25 percent.
New York Times, 24 August 2001.
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 26 August 2001
Yale, Slavery and Abolition: In the 1930s and 1960s, Yale University chose to name most
of its colleges after slave owners and pro-slavery leaders (YaleSlavery.org).
The US and the Genocide in Rwanda: The United States government willfully
ignored evidence of the Rwandan genocide as it was happening (National Security Archive).
Misery Will Last, Says Buffett: Warren Buffett predicts eight years of
economic stagnation (Jane Martinson, The Guardian).
U. S. Plays Both Sides in Macedonia: The U.S. has been linked to arming
and equipping both the rebels and the government in Macedonia (Arthur Neslen,
Test Anxiety: Talks of resuming nuclear testing may obscure the
Pentagon's more ominous plans (Jeffrey St. Clair, In These Times).
The Right is Left Bereft: Cheer up! The right wing is in trouble, not
just in Britain, but everywhere (Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian).
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