Tuesday, August 5, 1997

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  • August 5, 1997

  • UPS STRIKE

    In one of the largest union struggles in years, nearly 200,000 UPS workers nationwide went out on strike yesterday, crippling the country’s largest package-delivery company.

  • SCIENTOLOGY DEBATE

    Last week, Democracy Now! took a look at the controversial Church of Scientology, whose activities have been hitting the headlines both at home and abroad. Today we have both sides of the debate on the Church of Scientology.

  • MUSIC LEGEND FELA KUTI DIES

    The musical giant and political activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died this weekend at his home in Nigeria. His family said that Fela died of heart failure caused by AIDS. He was 58-years-old.

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