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, July 28, 1997

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • GOOD-BYE TO JUSTICE BRENNAN

    Americans will be able to pay their last respects to retired Supreme Court justice William Brennan today, while his body lies in the high court’s Great Hall. Brennan spent 34 years on the Supreme Court bench, retiring seven years ago because of ill health. He was considered the primary architect of the individual-rights revolution in the law through the 1960s. He died last week at the age of 91.

  • GOOD-BYE TO GRANDMOTHER GOODMAN

    Amy Goodman remembers her grandmother, Gertrude Goodman, who died last week at the age of 93.

  • CAMPAIGN FINANCE

    Last week it was the Democrats’ turn to call witnesses. Former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour was called to the stand. Today we talk to Dan Morgan, a reporter from the Washington Post, who has been covering the hearings. Instead of focusing on activities that might be illegal, we asked him to talk about what is actually legal in campaign finance.