- Newsmaker: Brazil to Break Roche's AIDS Drug Patent - Brazil has announced that it will begin producing a generic AIDS drug, breaking the patent of Swiss company, Roche. Boston Globe correspondent John Donnelly has more on the risks and rewards of Brazil's decision to become the first country in the world to violate a registered drug patent in order to help its country's AIDS patients.
- Reporter's Notebook: Why the US Let the Rwandan Tragedy Happen - It's been seven years since the tribal warfare and genocide in Rwanda, but the debate over what the US did and how it should have responded continues. Samantha Power, of Harvard University's Center for Human Rights Policy, has written an article for the September Atlantic Monthly on the moral and political response of the Clinton White House.
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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