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Monday, November 2, 1998

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  • Update On Hyde Spy Scandal

    Last Monday on Democracy Now! we reported that House Judiciary Chairman Henry Hyde had hired a private eye to investigate Tim Anderson, an Illinois-based Independent Banking consultant who had been tracking Hyde’s dubious role as a bank-board member in the failure of Clyde Federal Savings and Loan. The sleepy Illinois S&L went belly-up in 1990, costing taxpayers over $67 million to bail it out.

  • Election Issues That Were Left Out of Debates

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  • Justices Deny Mumia Abu-Jamal Appeal

    Death Row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal’s appeal for a new trial was denied Friday by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge has said he is ready to sign a new death warrant when that appeal was denied. A death warrant could be signed as early as this week. Activists around the country have been holding demonstrations since last week and will continue to hold them throughout the coming weeks.

  • Project Censored: Mumia Abu-Jamal Commentary

    At the beginning of every month we have been bringing you the commentaries of Death Row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is currently facing execution at the State Correctional Institute at Greene or SCI Greene. Today’s commentary is from Mumia Abu-Jamal’s essay "A Bright Shining Hell."