Thursday, October 24, 1996

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  • Contra-Cocaine Hearings

    YESTERDAY, BEFORE A JAM PACKED AUDIENCE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATORS, ACTIVISTS AND MEDIA, THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HELD ITS FIRST HEARING ON THE CHARGES RAISED IN AN INVESTIGATIVE SERIES BY THE SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. THE ARTICLES CHARGED THAT DURING THE 1980S, THE CIA HELPED FACILITATE THE FLOW OF CRACK-COCAINE INTO THE BLACK COMMUNITY OF LOS ANGELES BECAUSE PROFITS FROM THAT DRUG TRADE WERE SUPPORTING THE NICARAGUAN CONTRAS. TODAY ON DEMOCRACY NOW WE BRING YOU EXTENDED EXCERPTS OF THAT HISTORIC HEARING, CHAIRED BY SENATOR ARLEN SPECTER OF PENNSYLVANIA.

  • QUESTION AND ANSWER WITH JACK BLUM.

    JACK BLUM, FORMER SPECIAL COUNSEL TO THE SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON TERRORISM, NARCOTICS AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS WHICH HELD HEARINGS ON THE CONTRA-COCAINE CONNECTION IN THE 1980S....

  • DICK GREGORY

    COMEDIAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST DICK GREGORY COMMENTS ON THE HEARINGS.