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  • The United States has long held itself up as the pinnacle of democracy. Turning a blind eye to its own problems, the US monitors foreign elections, sets standards, and condemns any irregularities....
    December 15, 2000 | Story
  • White House officials and Republican congressional leaders are nearing an agreement on a proposed amnesty for around 1 million undocumented immigrants who have been in the country at least 15...
    December 06, 2000 | Story
  • Now we go from elections in the U.S. to elections in Haiti. Former president Jean Bertrand Aristide won an overwhelming mandate to return to lead Haiti in a virtually uncontested presidential...
    December 01, 2000 | Story
  • When President Clinton called Pacifica’s WBAI yesterday on Election Day morning to shore up the vote for Vice President Al Gore and First Lady Hillary Clinton, he did not expect to spend 30...
    November 08, 2000 | Story
  • President Clinton today becomes the first president in eleven years to visit Colombia. He is making a brief stop off in Cartagena to symbolically deliver the $1.3 billion US aid package to...
    August 30, 2000 | Story
  • Today we head to Cuba once again for part two of "Race and Revolution," a collection of interviews conducted in Cuba by Democracy Now! producer Maria Carrión. [includes rush transcript]
    April 28, 2000 | Story
  • Thousands of union activists rallied yesterday in Washington, D.C. to protest free trade policies that they say benefit American companies but hurt workers. The protest’s central theme was...
    April 13, 2000 | Story
  • Haiti’s democratic movement remained in shock today, just 24 hours after pioneering radio broadcaster and leading activist Jean Dominique was gunned down in the courtyard of his radio...
    April 04, 2000 | Story
  • We have this late-breaking news. Two gunmen shot and killed Haiti’s most prominent radio journalist as he pulled into the courtyard of his radio station for a Monday morning newscast. Jean...
    April 03, 2000 | Story
  • Twenty-seven people were arrested when riot police moved in after the funeral of Patrick Dorismond in Brooklyn on Saturday. The Reverend Al Sharpton is calling for an investigation into what...
    March 27, 2000 | Story
  • In a new book entitled

    ??The Debt, TransAfrica founder and president Randall Robinson argues that America still owes an enormous debt to Africans and African Americans for the incalculable damage...

    February 08, 2000 | Story
  • With Monday’s Iowa caucuses over with, candidates are now focusing on the nation’s first presidential primaries, which will take place in New Hampshire next week. [includes rush...
    January 26, 2000 | Story
  • Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and as people across the United States commemorate the life of the great civil rights leader, many here still languish in poverty and remain disenfranchised as...
    January 17, 2000 | Story
  • Attorney General Janet Reno said yesterday that politics should be kept out of the emotional case of six-year-old Elian Gonzalez, a Cuban shipwreck survivor who was found clinging to an inner tube...
    January 14, 2000 | Story
  • After the Indonesian regime released him several weeks ago, pro-independence leader Xanana Gusmao sought refuge in Indonesia. Authorities have "sequestered" him since his arrival in...
    September 20, 1999 | Story
  • East Timorese resistance leader Jose Ramos-Horta said after meeting US President Bill Clinton in Auckland, New Zealand today that he hoped emergency relief airdrops would begin within twenty-four...
    September 13, 1999 | Story
  • Today, we bring listeners an exclusive story on the links between the Indonesian military, the militias that are conducting a campaign of ethnic cleansing in East Timor and the United States...
    September 08, 1999 | Story
  • Militias armed and backed by the Indonesian military are rampaging today through the capital of East Timor, just two days after the Timorese voted on a historic referendum on self-determination...
    September 01, 1999 | Story
  • The United States announced aid totaling $47 million to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to help them recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Georges last week.
    October 02, 1998 | Story
  • Our next guest has battled both Kenneth Starr and President Clinton in court on the issue of Haiti. And he says that there is a list of political crimes for which Clinton should be impeached.
    September 15, 1998 | Story