Democracy Now! September 15, 1997

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Democracy Now! September 15, 1997
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Black Caucus Legislative Weekend; Weld Hearing; Zapatistas

(14 Minutes) Black Caucus Legislative Weekend Report on the opening of the 27th annual legislative conference of the Congressional Black Caucus chaired by Maxine Waters (D-CA) and the many issues it has with the Clinton administration. TAPE OF: Alfred McCoy, prof. of history and author of BOOK: POLITICS OF HEROIN; THE CIA COMPLICITY IN THE GLOBAL DRUG TRADE. (19 Minutes) Weld Hearing Report on the nomination of former Mass. Governor William Weld to be ambassador to Mexico. He is opposed by Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and Conservative Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Senator Jesse Helms. GUEST: Bob Parry, investigative reporter. (17 Minutes) Zapatistas Zapatista guerrillas arrived in Mexico City Friday to establish their legal political group, the Zapatista Front and to galvanize the indigenous movement in the country. GUEST: John Ross, freelance journalist and author of BOOK: ROOTS OF REBELLION; INDIAN UPRISING IN CHIAPAS. GUEST: Isabel Molina, an activist.

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September 15, 1997
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September 15, 1997
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WPFW; Julie Drizin, Amy Goodman; September 5, 1997
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