Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $

Tuesday, July 16, 1996

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • 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.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories