Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $

Monday, June 23, 1997

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • Tobacco Deal

    Cigarette makers, some state attorneys general and health groups announced a settlement Friday that could change the way cigarettes are marketed in the United States and provide billions of dollars in compensation to states. If passed by Congress as is, the deal would put an end to class action lawsuits against the tobacco giants.

  • Who Watches the Peacekeepers?

    The head of the Somali community in Italy has asked the UN Secretary General to open an investigation into allegations that Rome’s troops in Somalia engaged in torture and rape. The Italian soldiers Made up a multilateral peacekeeping force in Somalia in 1993.

  • Detroit Rally In Support Of Striking Newspaper Workers

    More than 100,000 labor activists rallied in Detroit this Weekend in support of the close to 2000 striking Detroit News and Detroit Free Press workers. The AFL-CIO leadership was there including John Sweeney and Richard Trumka

  • The Other Economic Summit

    The G-8 summit wrapped up in Denver Sunday. Among other demands, the leaders of the industrialized world called for democratic elections in Hong Kong and expressed support for President Clinton’s efforts to open Africa to corporate investment. Clinton blocked efforts to set explicit targets to reduce Greenhouse gases. While thousands of journalists covered the Denver summit, there has been little US media coverage of another meeting taking place in Denver this weekend: The Other Economic Summit (TOES), also known as the people’s summit

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories