Democracy Now! October 14, 1998

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Democracy Now! October 14, 1998
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Kosovo; Hate Crimes; IMF With Walden Belo

(14 Minutes) Kosovo As NATO authorizes air strikes on Serbian targets, Radical British Parliamentarian Tony Benn blasts the US and Britain as violators of international law. GUEST: Tony Benn, is a Labor Pary Member of Parliament in Britain and has just written a letter to several former heads of state appealing for intervention to prevent air strikes. (26 Minutes) Hate Crimes The beating death this week of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student has incrased calls from activists for Congress and lawmakers around the country to five gay men and lesbians the protection of hate-crime laws. Meanwhile, two years after overturning an anti-gay rights ammendment to the Colorado Constitution, the Supreme Cort yesterday left intact a similar measure barring protective legislation for gay men and lesbians in Cincinatti. GUEST: Tony Varona is Legal Counsel for The Human Rights Campaign. GUEST: Jennifer Einhorn is Communications Director of GLAAD, Gays and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. (10 Minutes) IMF with Walden Belo Congressional Republicans said yesterday an agreement was imminent on freeing up $18 billion in US funding for the International Monetary Fund's coffers. Agreement on President Clinton's $18 billion request for the US share of funding for the IMF would come in exchange for a commitment by the administration to prusue changes in the way the IMF does business. GUEST: Walden Belo, professor of sociology at the University of the Philippines.

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October 14, 1998
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October 14, 1998
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