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Thursday, April 11, 1996

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  • Texas Politics

    This week, a Texas high school teacher, a political unknown, beat a veteran Democrat (Rep. John Bryan) to become the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Texas, with 80 percent support from Latino voters. Also, Representative Greg McLaughlin, a Democrat who switched parties and lost the Republican nomination for his congressional seat to Ron Paul, the 1988 Libertarian Party presidential candidate.

  • Living Democracy

    Each week, we try to bring to Democracy Now! the voices of citizen activists who are working for social change, but rarely get attention from the mainstream press. We call this segment Living Democracy to highlight how solution- oriented grassroots action can make a difference. This week, with APRIL 15th —- Tax Day—- around the corner, we’ve invited two War Tax Resisters to explain why they refuse to pay federal taxes that support the military budget.

  • Daniel Ellsberg

    Its been 25 years since Daniel Ellsberg challenged the U.S. military and political establishment by leaking the Pentagon Papers, secret documents that revealed the military’s plans during the Vietnam War. In this anniversary year, Ellsberg is touring the country discussing the impact of his actions, as well as the issues he’s working on today, like the nuclear test ban, an issue he says is critical in the 1996 election year.