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Friday, February 26, 1999

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  • Jasper Trial

    Bill King, the white supremacist convicted of dragging James Byrd to his death, heads to death row today in Huntsville, Texas. King is the first white person condemned for killing an African-American in Texas since the 1970’s. King spent his first night as a condemned man in a diagnostic unit in the prison where he will await his execution.

  • Africa Trade Bill

    This week, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill) announced his HOPE for Africa Act, an alternative bill to the "Growth and Opportunity Act," the Africa trade bill sponsored by senior Ways and Means Rep. Philip Crane (R-Ill) that was passed by the House last year with a 233 to 186 vote.

  • Mumia Town Meeting

    Every month Democracy Now! airs "All Things Censored," commentaries written by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal produced by the Prison Radio Project. Recordings of Abu-Jamal’s voice have been banned by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. So each month we bring to you notable people reading his new essays.