Thursday, October 3, 1996

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  • Noam Chomsky Speech on Propaganda

    Given the events of this past week: the U.S. engineered "peace talks" between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and the judicial and broadcast network decisions to exclude third party candidates from the presidential debates, we thought it would be a good time to hear from Professor Noam Chomsky on the role of media in a democracy. This is a speech he gave last year, just after the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, about the power of propaganda.

  • Living wage/minimum wage campaigns.

    A look at the living wage/minimum wage campaigns on city and state ballots around the U.S.

  • Federal Aviation Administration Budget

    Today, the Senate will vote on the Federal Aviation Administration budget, which has been the flashpoint for fierce battles this week. The FAA bill authorizes spending on airport construction and security programs over the next two years. But the bill also has a controversial provision slipped in by Federal Express that would prevent Fed Ex workers from organizing locally.