Tuesday, July 16, 1996

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  • Sweatshop Summit

    Labor Secretary Robert Reich is convening his Fashion Forum today, what many are calling the Sweatshop Summit. It follows his testimony yesterday before a House subcommittee on child labor. He was followed by entertainer Kathy Lee Gifford who will also be attending today’s summit following revelations that some of her clothing line was made by child labor in Honduras. Today on Democracy Now, we debate the issue of corporate responsibility.

  • Corporate Power and Getting Sued for Speaking Out

    We look at corporate power from another angle: SLAPP suits. The term was coined by two University of Denver professors. It stands for "strategic lawsuits against public participation." And they’ve written a book about it. It’s called SLAPPS: Getting Sued for Speaking Out. They join us now from Boulder, Colorado.