Friday, August 2, 1996

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  • Puerto Rican Journalism and English Only

    Juan Gonzalez is in San Juan for a conference of Puerto Rican journalists. He joins us to discuss English Only, Section 936, Congressional and Presidential Campaigns.

  • Zapatista Conference

    An international gathering called by the Zapatistas wraps up today in Chiapas. Activists from around the world, including hundreds from the U.S. have traveled to the Mexican jungle to discuss the situation of indigenous people and to strategize how to fight neoliberal economic policies that concentrate wealth in the hands of a few and perpetuate and exacerbate poverty among the majority in the developing world.

  • Racism and Extremism in the U.S. Military

    Racism has reared its head again at Fort Bragg. On Saturday, July 20th, two off-duty military police savagely beat a young Latino officer and two of his white colleagues. And just this week, a swastika again showed up on the base.

  • Restrictive Ballot Access

    The 1996 Election year has seen an unprecedented amount of alternative political party activity with at least half a dozen parties running presidential candidates. But depending on where you live, you may not be able to vote for most of those candidates, because of restrictive ballot rules. Richard Winger edits a newsletter called Ballot Access News. He spoke recently with Pacifica National Affairs Correspondent Larry Bensky about the Difficulties facing alternative parties trying to get on the ballot in various states.