Thursday, July 20, 2000

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  • Gearing Up for the Battle in Philadelphia

    Today on Democracy Now! we are going to take a look at the preparations for the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Activists have been conducting training exercises and workshops for the planned street protests. While Philadelphia police, as well as Federal agencies like the FBI have been conducting their own training. [includes rush transcript]

  • G-8 Summit: From Okinawa to Globalization

    Tomorrow the Group of Eight summit of the world’s richest nations begins in Okinawa Japan. Activists there are planning anti-globalization protests. But these demonstrations will undoubtedly be overshadowed by protests over a major issue in Japan itself — the massive U.S. military presence. [includes rush transcript]

  • Hacktivism: Eric Corley vs. the Movie Industry

    We now turn to a story that has a hacker journalist pitted against the power and money of Hollywood. It’s the story of Eric Corley- who uses the name Emmanuel Goldstein, leader of the underground in George Orwell’s [includes rush transcript]

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