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, January 27, 2000

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • Black Doctors Charge Exclusion By HMOs

    This week, African American doctors charged that HMOs systematically exclude them and reduce black patients’ chances of selecting physicians of similar racial backgrounds. [includes rush transcript]

  • Gore and Occidental: Environmental Activists Arrested at Gore Headquarters, as U’Wa Expelled from Land

    Eight environmental activists were arrested yesterday inside the New Hampshire campaign headquarters of Vice President Al Gore, after they conducted civil disobedience to protest Occidental Oil’s plans to drill in the Colombian rainforest. The protesters, from the groups Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, Acerca and Native Force Network, were demanding to speak with Gore over the growing crisis in Colombia. Gore owns up to half a million dollars in Occidental stock and has historic ties to the company. [includes rush transcript]

  • Republicans, Democrats Clash in Debates

    Republicans sparred over abortion and Democrats accused each other of negative and dishonest campaigning yesterday as the two parties held their final debates before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. [includes rush transcript]