Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. If everyone who visited our website in the next week donated just $15, we would cover all of our operating costs for the year. We can't do it without you. Please donate today. It takes just a couple of minutes to do your part to make sure Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else.

Your Donation: $

Thursday, July 11, 1996

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • Maxine Waters and Affirmative Action

    This Saturday in Los Angeles, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters is holding a town meeting on the subject of Affirmative Action. An initiative is on the California ballot this November that would ban affirmative action in the state — the measure is being called the CCRI or California Civil Rights Initiative. Congresswoman Maxine Waters joins us now by telephone from the Capitol.

  • Dick Lamm Campaign on Reform Party Ticket

    Former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm has begun campaigning for the Presidential nomination of Ross Perot’s Reform Party.

  • New AIDS Medication

    The International AIDS Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is wrapping up. The most hopeful news at the conference is the development of a promising new category of medications called protease inhibitors. Some believe these drugs could turn HIV into a manageable rather than deadly disease, but the medication is extremely expensive and completely out of reach for the vast majority of people living with AIDS around the world.

  • NETANYAHU IN JERUSALEM

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the U.S. this week where he met with President Clinton and addressed a joint session of Congress. Today, Netanyahu is in New York to meet with GOP Presidential candidate Bob Dole, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Governor George Pataki. Netanyahu has spent more time with American politicians than he has with Palestinian leaders — he has yet to sit down with Yasir Arafat. In Hebron in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian youths through stones and bottles at Israeli soldiers after Netanyahu failed to follow through set a date for withdrawing troops and asserted Israel’s non-negotiable claims to Jerusalem.