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Wednesday, July 12, 2000

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  • A Live Report From the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa

    Today, we are going to continue our look at the 13th annual International AIDS conference taking place this week in Durban, South Africa.

  • Niger Delta Oil Explosion

    As US consumers worry about the rising cost of gas, Nigerians are paying a much heavier price. A pipeline explosion in the Niger Delta yesterday killed an estimated 250 villagers near the southern Nigerian town Warri. This explosion occurred just miles from the Niger Delta town of Jesse, where about 1,000 people died in a similar explosion in 1998. The Delta is crisscrossed with more than 3,000 pipelines. Many of these are old and leaky and go unfixed by multinational oil companies that use them to extract their wealth from Africa’s most populous country.

  • Global Youth Activist Forum

    On Democracy Now! over the past months we have covered the growing anti-globalization movement that has been gaining momentum here in the US and around the world-from the battle in Seattle to the showdown in Washington, DC at the IMF World Bank meetings. And coming up, the Democratic and Republican conventions this summer. At the forefront of these movements are young people. Throughout history, young people have been at the fore of the various struggles for social justice, particularly in the third world.

  • Women and AIDS

    In addition to the AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa, there is also an International Women’s Satellite Conference on the disease taking place there as well. This conference is focusing on the impact of AIDS on women around the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.