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1997-01-10

Progressive Caucus Sponsors Forum Meets with Noam Chomsky

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Yesterday, Noam Chomsky walked into a Congressional office building, but not to demonstrate or get arrested. For the first in some 30 years, he was officially invited to speak on Capitol Hill.

The occasion was a forum sponsored by the 52-member Progressive Caucus of the U.S. Congress. There, in a packed Congressional hearing room, the Caucus unveiled their legislative program for the coming year. Dubbed the "Progressive Promise," the 11-point program calls for big cuts in corporate welfare and military spending. It also outlines plans for a single-payer health care system, a job- creation strategy, and it sets restrictions on influence-peddling and special interest lobbying in Congress.

GUESTS: NOAM CHOMSKY, a professor and linguist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

VIA TAPE: BARBARA EHRENREICH, a writer and columnist for Time magazine.

TAPE: MAJOR OWENS, a Democratic Congressional representative from New York City and a leading figure in the Congressional Black Caucus.

TAPE: REV. JESSE JACKSON, former Presidential candidate and head of the Washington D.C.-based Rainbow Coalition.

TAPE: ROBERT BOROSAGE, co-founder of the Campaign for America’s Future and a leading author and activist.

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