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Democracy Now! March 4, 1999

Program Title:
Democracy Now! March 4, 1999
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PRA Archive #: 
PZ0342.109
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Lori Berenson: MIT Graduate in Peruvian Prison; Nigerian Elections; Police Brutality in the U.K.; Mumia Town Meeting; Geronimo Pratt Interview

Lori Berenson: MIT Graduate in Peruvian Prison As Attorney General Janet Reno yesterday wrapped up an international conference of Latin American justice ministers in Lima, Peru, Amy Goodman was able to conduct the first ever media interview with Lori Berenson. Berenson is a 29 year old American serving a life sentence in Peru after she was tried and sentenced by a secret military court for treason. Amy was able to enter the prison together with an U.S. human rights delegation. She filed this report last night from Lima. Nigerian Elections As hundreds in Lagos, Nigeria, continue to protest this weekend's election of former military ruler General Olusegun Obasanjo, we are going to take a look today at how Nigeria's political changes may affect the oil producing region of Nigeria - the Niger Delta. GUEST: Mike Gleishman, Human Rights Coordinator for the Africa Fund. GUEST: Sowore Omoyelle, President of the Moshood Abiola Vanguard for Democracy, a youth and student network in Nigeria. Police Brutality in the U.K. The British government recently released a report that found that London's police force is rife with "pernicious and institutionalized racism. GUEST: Asad Rehman, spokesperson for the Stephen Lawrence Campaign. GUEST: Lee Jasper, Director of the 1990 Trust, an independent advocacy, research and information institute dealing with issues facing Britain's Black community. GUEST: Martin Sorjee, a barrister for the Stephen Lawrence legal team. Mumia Town Meeting News essay by Mumia Abu-Jamal read by GUEST: Morton Sobell Geronimo Pratt Interview Amy Goodman interviews GUEST: Geronimo Pratt (Janome Ji Jaga) at a N.Y. Town meeting called "Millions for Mumia".

Date Recorded on: 
March 4, 1999
Date Broadcast on: 
March 4, 1999
Item duration: 
59:00
Distributor: 
WPFW; Maria Carrion, Amy Goodman; March 4, 1999
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