Tuesday, October 22, 1996

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  • Green Party candidates.

    A record number of Green Party candidates are running for public office in the U.S this election year. Besides the Ralph Nader-Winona LaDuke Presidential-Vice Presidential ticket, Green candidates are running for U.S. Senate, House, state legislatures, mayor and city councils. We’ve invited a group of Green Party candidates to join us this morning on Democracy Now to talk about their campaigns and the state of their party. They are:

  • Police Brutality

    Today is a national day of Protest against Police Brutality and in cities around the U.S. activists are holding marches, rallies, speak-outs, vigils, and concerts to draw attention to police violence. As politicians push anti-crime legislation and battle each other in this election year to appear tougher on crime than their opponents, few candidates are talking about police abuse, an issue on the minds of many people of color who live in urban America.

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