Democracy Now! March 2, 1999

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Democracy Now! March 2, 1999
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Nigerian Elections; Race and Class in U.S. Criminal Justice System

Nigerian Elections Nigerian president-elect Olusegun Obansajo, a former general in the Nigerian military, Urged his defeated rival, former finance minister Olu Falae, to accept the outcome of a diputed weekend election and join him to revive the West African nation. Falao said he plans to challenge the results in court. A look at what these elections may mean for the future of Africa's most populous nation - and especially for the population of the troubled oil-producing region, the Niger Delta. GUEST: Salih Booker, Senior Africa Fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations. Race and Class in U.S. Criminal Justice System We take a look at the state of race and class discrimination in the criminal justice system, as we listen to a debate between GUEST: David Cole of Georgetown University Law Center, author of the BOOK: NO EQUAL JUSTICE, and GUEST: Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School. The Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundation sponsored the event. GUEST: Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer at the New Yorker.

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March 2, 1999
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March 2, 1999
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WPFW; Maria Carrion, Amy Goodman; March 2, 1999
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