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Monday, June 9, 1997

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  • GERONIMO PRATT

    : Los Angeles district attorney Gil Garcetti announced that he will appeal the reversal of former Black Panthers party leader Geronimo Pratt’s 1972 murder conviction. He said he found no evidence indicating the former Black Panther leader was innocent. Pratt’s conviction was overturned a week ago after new proof that the chief witness against him was a police and FBI informant who lied under oat. Stuart Hanlon who has been Geronimo’s lawyer since 1974 when he was a law student talks about the legal case of Geronimo Pratt and the appeal process. Stuart Hanlon also talks about the visiting conditions in prison.
    Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Geronimo Pratt, Gil Garcetti, Stuart Hanlon, Black Panthers
    Guest Names: Stuart Hanlon

  • Web Privacy

    A survey released on web privacy suggests computer users are extremely vulnerable to cyber space spying and other personal intrusions by internet businesses. The results could help frame the debate whether the industry can police itself or the governments must step in to protect millions of personal computer users. Robert Ellis Smith, lawyer and author of "Our vanishing privacy and what you can do to protect yours", talks about the information collection industry and how it is the growing threat to privacy. Robert Ellis Smith goes over examples of how people’s personal information including health information can be sold by information brokers.
    Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): credit reports, social security number, personal bar code
    Guest Names: Robert Ellis Smith

  • Reforms for the United Nations

    The United Nations routinely speaks of freedom and democracy, yet the world body is a profoundly undemocratic organization. The big five, China, Britain, France, Russia, and the United States dominate war and peace issues in the Security Council. In the UN organizations like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, it is one dollar, one vote. Many organizations and NGOs have launched new efforts to democratize The United Nations. Talking about these efforts are the two guests of the program; Jim Paul head of Global Policy Forum, a research and advocacy organization that focuses on the United Nations and the international issues and Bill Pace of the World Federalist Movement, a group founded after World War II by such luminaries as Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell. They talk about the United nations and fundamental reforms needed in the decision making processes extending the rights of the citizen groups to the work of the General Assembly
    and other areas of the UN.
    Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): United Nations, Global Policy Forum, International Monetary Fund, World Federalist Movement
    Guest Names: Jim Paul, Bill Pace