Tuesday, March 4, 1997

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  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Commentary

    Another commentary from journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

  • Yale Law Students Protest Fellowship Given to South African President

    The Yale Law School last year decided to honor former South African President F.W. De Klerk with one of the school’s most prestigious fellowships — The Fowler Harper Memorial Fund. The fellowship is given to those who — in the opinion of the school’s faculty — have made a "distinguished contribution" to public life. President F.W. De Klerk is now slated to be feted at the school for three days in April.

  • Canadian Communications Security Establishment

    The largest and most important intelligence agencies — like the US National Security Agency — are often those with the least amount of public scrutiny and accountability. Today on Democracy Now! we get a rare look inside the US and Canadian spy network with a former Canadian intelligence officer who has come in the from the cold.

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