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. Today a generous funder will match your donation 2 to 1. That means when you give $15 today, your donation will be worth $45. So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to help make sure Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else.

Your Donation: $

Tuesday, July 30, 1996

download:   Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • Issues Facing Black Americans

    This past weekend, Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition held a convention in Chicago to discuss its strategy in this election year. At the same time in the same city, the National African American Leadership Summit, led by ousted NAACP Director Benjamin Chavis, held a hearing to talk about issues facing black Americans in this election year. Here to discuss these developments is Ronald Walters. Dr. Walters chairs the Political Science Department at Howard University in Washington D.C.

  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism in the U.S.

    The Centennial Olympic Park re-opened today with heightened security and increased surveillance. The park had been closed since Saturday’s pipe-bomb attack which killed one person and injured more than 100. In Washington, a federal law enforcement official says investigators are zeroing in several Americans as potential suspects. In light of this latest incident, and the bombing of TWA flight 800 over Long Island, President Clinton is calling on Congressional leaders to pass tougher anti-terrorism measures.