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For the Month of AUGUST, 1999

FOR THE WEEK ENDING August 6, 1999

1) Howard Lyman, former rancher and food safety activist, who discusses the status of a still pending lawsuit brought against himself and talk show host Oprah Winfrey, for their comments made about the nation's beef supply.

2)Michel Chossudovsky, author and professor economics at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada, who talks about how the Kosovo Liberation Army is sustained by organized crime with the approval of the U.S. government. See article: Kosovo 'Freedom Fighters' Financed by Organized Crime. Other Kosovo articles that give more clarity to the U.S. bombing.

3)Stephen Dunnifer, founder of Northern California's Free Radio Berkeley, who discusses the growth of the "micro-broadcasting movement" and the Federal Communication Commission's recent proposal to legalize some of the low-power pirate radio stations. See April 6, 1999 Detroit News related article: FCC tunes in pirate radio: Proposal to allow tiny stations would diversify airwaves

FOR THE WEEK ENDING August 13, 1999

1)Clark Kissinger, journalist and activist, and MOVE member Pam Africa, who talk about crucial information released at a recent news conference concerning the case of death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. See June 20, 1999 Revolutionary Worker article by Clark Kissinger: What's It Gonna Take to Save Mumia?.

2)Dr. Dan Lawlor, a labor organizer with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers,who discusses the growing movement to unionize physicians. See related May 29, 1999 Los Angeles Times article: Doctors Vote Decisively to Unionize

3)Scot X Esdaile and Rabbi Michael Whitman, who talk about their efforts to bridge the racial tensions between the African-American and Jewish communities in the New Haven area of Connecticut. See Mike and Scot's personal zine

FOR THE WEEK ENDING August 20, 1999

1)Hussein Ibish, communications director with the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, who assesses the chances for lasting peace in the Middle East following the election of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

2)John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, who analyzes the root causes behind the economic crisis faced by many American family farmers.

3Peter Hart, of the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting who explains why his group is calling for the resignations of the executive director and the board of the Pacifica Radio Network.

FOR THE WEEK ENDING August 27, 1999

1)Peter Montogmery, with People for the American Way, who reports on the growth of white supremacist groups in the U.S., as the nation tries to comprehend the most recent in a series of senseless shootings in California.

2)Esperanza Martell, a coordinator of Prolibertad, the Committee to Free Puerto Rican political prisoners, who analyzes President Clinton's recent offer of conditional clemency to 11 Puerto Rican freedom fighters currently in U.S. jails.

3)Adam Isaacson, with the Center for International Policy who analyzes the decades long civil war in Columbia and the deepening role of the United States in the conflict.

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