Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. If everyone who visited our website in the next week donated just $15, we would cover all of our operating costs for the year. We can't do it without you. Please donate today. It takes just a couple of minutes to do your part to make sure Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else.

Your Donation: $

Thursday, August 14, 1997

download:   Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • CHEMICAL WEAPONS INCINERATION

    Faced with the Senate’s ratification of an international treaty outlawing chemical weapons, and the growing deterioration of the existing stockpile, the Pentagon is preparing to dispose of 60 million pounds of lethal chemical weapons.

  • NEW YORK TORTURE

    WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND DESCRIPTIONS OF A POLICE TORTURE IN THIS SEGMENT OF THE SHOW.

  • US POLICY AND AFRICA

    The Clinton administration announced recently an initiative to create a 10,000-strong all-African military force to intervene in regional crises. Although the initiative has received tepid support in Congress, some African countries have taken a keen interest and started training soldiers for the international force.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour