Tuesday, October 14, 1997

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  • Mutiny On the Amistad–Human Rights Vs. Private Property

    Throughout the two hundred year history of racial slavery in the United States, rarely did rebellious slaves succeed in immediately winning their freedom. There is, however, one recorded case where West Africans, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and successfully returned home.

  • Prairie Island

    Nuclear power continues to be a major point of controversy all across the UnitedStates. From the deserts of southern California, to the banks of the Rio Grande in West Texas, Democracy Now! has heard from many activists and community groups about the effect of the nuclear industry and nuclear wasteon their lives.

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