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  • U.S. wars and the Puerto Rican people

    U.S. wars and the Puerto Rican people

    July 1, 2003

    Opinion The United States took over Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898 and ruled it the same way other European powers ruled their colonies for many years – as a source of raw materials and a...

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  • Anit-immigrant wall endangers nature, too

    Anit-immigrant wall endangers nature, too

    July 1, 2003

    TUCSON, Ariz. – “The Sonoran Desert is a place of stunning beauty and provides essential habitat for a surprising number of plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth,” said Scotty Johnson, a representative of...

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  • International notes

    International notes

    July 1, 2003

    Canada: Women & unions win landmark settlement Some 100,000 women, in mostly female public sector workplaces across Ontario will get up to $414 million in pay equity funding from the provincial government under settlement of an...

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  • Mideast ‘free trade’ accord signed

    Mideast ‘free trade’ accord signed

    July 1, 2003

    Hidden away in Shuneh, a tiny winter resort, 1,300 feet below sea level, with summer heat of at least 110 degrees, on the Jordanian Dead Sea shore – far from any anti-globalization crowds – about 1,200...

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  • Canadian court ruling strikes blow for gay rights

    Canadian court ruling strikes blow for gay rights

    July 1, 2003

    VANCOUVER, Canada – The Ontario Court of Appeals recently ruled that the exclusion of gays and lesbians from legally marrying is unjustifiable. The decision has paved the way for same-sex couples to marry in Canada’s largest...

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