Democracy Now! February 26, 1999

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Democracy Now! February 26, 1999
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Jasper Trial; Africa Trade Bill; Mumia Town Meeting

Jasper Trial John William King, the white supremacist convicted of dragging James Byrd to his death, heads to death row today in Huntsville, TX. GUEST: Jeremy Scahill, reporter for Pacifica Radio Africa Trade Bill This week, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill) announced his HOPE for Africa Act, an alternative bill to the "Growth and Opportunity Act," the Africa trade bill sponsored by senior Ways and Means Rep. Philip Crane (R-Ill) that was passed by the House last year with a 233 to 186 vote. GUEST: Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill) Mumia Town Meeting This past week, there were news conferences around the country to mobilieze for a massive demonstration that will take place in Philadelphia on April 24, calling for a new trial for African-American journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. GUEST: Jimmy Simmons, A Native American who spent thirteen years in prison in Washington State. He was tried for capital murder of a prison guard and in an amazing landmark victory was acquitted. Leonard Weinglass, Abu-Jamal's lead counsel was his attorney. GUEST: Jose Santiago, news director for WBAI

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