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Friday, March 28, 1997

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  • Headlindes March 18, 1997

    Heaven’s Gate cult leader Marshall Applegate was a former music teacher teaching a combination of scriptures and UFOs since the seventies.

  • Controversial new "workfare" law creates new class of worker and new forms of corporate welfare

    Union organizing campaigns begin around the country for welfare recipients forced to work for benefits. 1 to 2 million former welfare recipients must now take low wage jobs displacing other low wage workers and decreasing pay rates. Corporations benefit through tax cuts, grants and cheap labor. Amy interviews organizers and workfare Work Experience Program (WEP) participants.

  • Conditions at Nike in Vietnam

    Workers in Vietnam, mostly women as young as 14 years old, toil to make over a million Nike shoes a month and earning $1.60 per day. The cost of simple meals is over $2.00 per day. Corporal punishment is common in these factories. Nike officials are reluctant to change conditions in these contract factories. Nguyen and Ballinger discuss experiences with workers at Nike factories and Nike public relations.

  • Police Brutality in California

    Reports of police brutality are rocking the bedroom community of Fairfield California. Reports indicate the police department is wildly out of control with instances of setting police dogs on teenagers and fatally pepper-spraying a schizophrenic man. Community members have been standing up and organizing to assert some police accountability.