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Friday, July 7, 2000

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  • Ralph Nader

    The Washington Post has a piece on the front page today saying that Al Gore’s presidential campaign is brushing aside concerns from the Democratic Party’s so-called liberal wing to write a platform affirming centrist stands on trade, education reform, debt reduction and foreign intervention. [includes rush transcript]

  • Community Leaders Decry Hanging Death of Black Teenager in Mississippi

    On June 15th, in Kokomo, Mississippi, a black teenager was found hanging from a tree in his front yard. Investigators tried to rule it a suicide. But community leaders suggest that 17-year-old Raynard Johnson was killed because he had dated two white girls. And some are comparing his death to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, who was murdered for whistling at a white woman. [includes rush transcript]