Democracy Now! December 1, 1998

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Democracy Now! December 1, 1998
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World Aids Day; Monthly Commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal; Holocaust Reparations / Arafat in Washington

(33 Minutes) World Aids Day World Aids Day and the poor. as over 95% of HIV positive people in the world are unable to afford drug costs, protesters in the US target pharmaceutical giant DuPont for its high prices. GUEST: Paul Davis, Act Up activist and one of the organizers of the protest. GUEST: Dr. Alan Berkman, Internist specializing in the treatment of HIV. (5 Minutes) Monthly Commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal Today's commentary is read by the late environmental activist GUEST: Judi Bari. (17 Minutes) Arafat in Washington / Holocaust Reparations Arafat in Washington: At a donors conference sponsored by the State Department and attednded by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, The US yesterday promised an extra $400 million in aid to Palestinians, and other international donors brought the total pledge to $3 billion for the beleaguered Palestinian economy. The Clinton administration announced that it had closed its investigations into the role that Seiss banks played during WWII in the looting of billions of dollars from victims of the holocaust. GUEST: Normand Finkelstein, Author of BOOK: THE RISE AND FALL OF PALESTINE, IMAGE AND REALITY OF THE ISRAEL-PALESTIVE CONFLICT, AND A NATION ON TRIAL: THE GOLDHAGEN THESIS AND HISTORICAL TRUTH. GUEST: Phylis Bennis, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of BOOK: CALLING THE SHOTS: HOW THEUS DOMINATED THE UNITED NATIONS.

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December 1, 1998
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December 1, 1998
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WPFW; Julie Drizin, Amy Goodman; December 1, 1998
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