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Wednesday, September 4, 1996

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  • A SECOND MISSILE ATTACK ON SOUTHERN IRAQ

    THE U.S. LAUNCHED A SECOND MISSILE ATTACK ON SOUTHERN IRAQ LAST NIGHT IN WHAT THE PENTAGON CALLED A MOP-UP OPERATION. ACCORDING TO U.S. OFFICIALS, THE MISSION WAS INTENDED TO DESTROY IRAQ’S ABILITY TO ATTACK AIRCRAFT ENFORCING AN EXPANDED NO-FLY ZONE.

  • Funding Crisis in Public Education

    THIS WEEK, MILLIONS OF CHILDREN PACKED THEIR KNAPSACKS AND THEIR LUNCHES AND HEADED BACK TO SCHOOL. THIS WEEK ON DEMOCRACY NOW, WE BRING YOU A SERIES OF REPORTS ON THE STATE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION, AN ISSUE WHICH MANY AGREE SHOULD BE CENTRAL IN THIS YEAR’S POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS. PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE FINDING THEIR RESOURCES DRYING UP AS A DIRECT RESULT OF SHRINKING TAX BASES AND PROPERTY TAX LIMITATION MEASURES. IN PART TWO OF HER SERIES "CAREFULLY TAUGHT," PRODUCER BARBARA BERNSTEIN CONTRASTS TWO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, PORTLAND, OREGON AND MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, WHICH ARE TAKING DECIDEDLY DIFFERENT PATHS TO DEAL WITH THE FUNDING CRISIS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION.

  • GREEN PARTYWINONA LA DUKE is Running Mate to Ralph Nader

    GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RALPH NADER NOW HAS A VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE, HER NAME IS WINONA LA DUKE AND SHE IS A WORLD-REKNOWNED ENVIRONMENTALIST AND NATIVE RIGHTS ACTIVIST, A FOUNDER OF THE INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S NETWORK WHO LAST YEAR TIME MAGAZINE NAMED ONE OF THE 50 LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE.