Thursday, February 15, 2001

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
  • The Other Drug War: Pharmaceutical Companies and WTO Sue Brazil and South Africa to Protectprices and Patents

    The world’s giant pharmaceutical companies hold the patents to medicines that would save or prolong of lives ofmillions of people in the developing world if those people there could afford them. In the last few years, developingnations have implemented two strategies to get drugs to those who need them and break the drug companies’ monopoly.Countries can either manufacture their own cheap drugs to override patents, which is what Brazil is doing, or, likeSouth Africa, they can import a drug from wherever it was sold cheapest.

  • One of the Angola Three Freed After 29 Years in Solitary Confinement

    Robert King Wilkerson, one of the prisoners known as the "Angola Three," was released from the Louisiana StatePenitentiary last week after spending 29 years in solitary confinement for a murder he did not commit.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    Bn2015-0730_funhome3
    Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home": The Coming-Out Memoir That Became a Hit Broadway Musical
    In a Democracy Now! special, we look at the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fun Home," which swept the Tony Awards last month. Composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist Lisa Kron made history as the first female duo to win a Tony Award for Best Original Score. "Fun Home" is also the first-ever Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist. The musical is based on the 2006 best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic." The memoir is a poignant exploration of family, memory, first love,...