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Alex Katz

The Beasts of Burma

Photo by Virginia Lee Hunter Last week, Los Angeles became the 23rd U.S. city to enact sanctions against the rogue military government of Burma, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC). After stalling for months, the City Council voted unanimously to pass the "Free Burma" ordinance, which will bar......

Burma Plan Gets Past Holden

In the end, the push for sanctions against the rogue government of Burma came down to a face-to-face City Hall encounter this week between Councilman Nate Holden and an oil company lobbyist. If Holden gave the word, the matter of sanctions would leave his committee to be voted on by......

Rights Reversal

The federal civil rights challenge to oil giant UNOCAL, first hailed as a landmark case that could influence the conduct of business throughout the world, foundered in federal court this week. U.S. District Judge Richard Paez declined on Monday to issue an injunction barring further investment by UNOCAL in Burma,......
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