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FOR THE WEEK ENDING January 1, 1999
1)Gordon Clark, executive director of Peace Action, who assesses public opinion during the dual crises of impeachment and military action against Iraq.
2) Activist Christopher Doucot, who talks about his recent arrest, while protesting U.S. and British bombing of Iraq.
3) Mark Milano, of ACT-UP New York, who discusses the newest drugs approved for treating AIDS, the difficulties many AIDS victims face due to the high cost of treatment, and how the magnitude of the AIDS epidemic is still misunderstood by the general public and the media.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING January 8, 1999
1) Phyllis Bennis, a research fellow at the Institute For Policy Studies, Institute for Policy Studies who questions the legal authority the U.S. used at the United Nations to initiatie air strikes against Iraq.
2) Vivian Stromberg, executive director of MADRE , who gives an update on relief efforts in Nicaragua after the devastation of Hurricane Mitch.
3) Stanton Glantz, professor of medicine at the University of California, who analyzes the recent agreement between tobacco companies and 46 state to settle lawsuits related to Medicaid health costs due to smoking.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING January 15th, 1999
1)Joseph Doherty, Irish freedom fighter, who talks about his recent release from prison after being held as a political prisoner for almost 25 years.
2) Bruce Shapiro, a columnist with The Nation magazine who looks at the impeachment of President Clinton as the process moves toward a trial in the U.S. Senate. Listen to a RealAudio clip (requires RealPlayer 5.0 minimum).
3)Gordon Clark, executive director of Peace Action, who examines the Clinton Administration's proposal to request the largest defense spending increase since the end of the Cold War.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING January 29th, 1999
1)Mark Potok, spokesperson for the Southern Poverty Law Center, who examines the links between prominent Republican members of Congress and the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist group.
See: Council of Conservative Citizens' website.
2) Todd Hettenbach, a researcher with the Environmental Working Group who discusses the dangers of pesticide residue in our food and the lack of effort by the EPA to limit the public's exposure to these toxins.
See Environmental Working Group's instant information on: Pesticides in Your Food.
3)Julia Butterfly Hill, environmental activist, who talks about her ongoing vigil 180 feet up in an ancient redwood tree to protest the destruction of the redwood forest.
In the coming weeks, we will provide links to other progressive organizations, media outlets and internet sites that we find to be of particular importance. We also welcome suggestions for links from local organizations.
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