Democracy Now! November 6, 1998

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Democracy Now! November 6, 1998
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U.S. Options After U.N. Iraq Resolution; Jefferson's Emancipation; Presidential Task Force-Sweatshops; Activists' Tribunal on Police Brutality

U.S. Considers Options After U.N. Iraq ResolutionU.S. has signaled that it plans to move ahead with preparations for unilateral aire strikes against Iraq. GUEST: Farhan Haq, U.N. correspondent for the Inter-Press ServiceJefferson's Emancipation - CommentaryA DNA study pubished yesterday on President Thomas Jefferson has presented compelling evidence that Jefferson fathered at least one child with a slave, Sally Hemmings. Pacifica commentator Robert Knight brings us this reflection on how African Americans emancipated a President. Presidential Task Force Reaches Sweatshop Agreement Update on the two years of negotiations stalled by months of stalemate. Some members of a Presidential task force on seatshops have agreed this week on a plan they say will reduce the use of sweatshop labor in the garment industry. GUEST: Michael Posner, Exec. Dir. of Lawyers Committee on Human Rights. GUEST: Allan Howard, Asst. to the President of the Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees Union. GUEST: Medea Benjamin, Exec. Dir. of Global Exchange. Activists to Hold Tribunal on Police Brutality Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied an appeal by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for a new trial. Activists plan to shut down Philadelphia's City Hall and conduct an African Peoples Tribunal to try police officers and other officials. GUEST: Barbara Vance, aunt of Kenneth Griffin, who was killed last year by Penn. State parole officers. GUEST: Sobukwe Banbaata, Editor of Burning Spear

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November 6, 1998
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November 6, 1998
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WPFW; Julie Drizin, Amy Goodman; November 6, 1998
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