Monday, August 12, 1996

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  • Bob Dole and Jack Kemp

    BOB DOLE’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF JACK KEMP as his running mate has energized the GOP ticket. This week Democracy Now will discuss Kemp and Dole, in particular an angle on Kemp that few in the mainstream media are covering- his foreign policy record.

  • Republicans and Abortion

    Abortion has become the focal point of the GOP National Convention thus far. Anti-choice forces won their battle to keep tolerance of opposing views on abortion off the platform. Republican leaders chosen to speak from the podium each evening are forbidden from even mentioning abortion.

  • Update from the Republican Party Convention

    Pacifica’s National Affairs Correspondent Larry Bensky reports from the Reform Party convention this weekend in Long Beach, CA.

  • Buchanan Rally

    Patrick Buchanan held a rally the previous night in Escondido, California in which he declared victory for the Buchanan agenda in the Republican Party.

  • Immigrant Rights and the GOP National Convention

    The GOP Platform calls for a constitutional amendment declaring that children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship. The platform supports similar policies to Proposition 187 that would deny social services and government assistance to immigrants. In San Diego, where the GOP National Convention is currently taking place, immigration is an ever present issue. During the convention, immigrant rights activists are making sure their voices are heard through demonstrations, marches and forums at the border and outside the convention hall.

  • Alternative Media and the GOP National Convention

    The San Diego Review and other progressive journalists have put together an alternative media center, which acts as a hub for progressive grassroots activity during the GOP National Convention.