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Monday, March 18, 1996

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  • Torturers’ Lobbies: How Human Rights Abusers Influence Washington

    Charles Lewis directs the Center of Public Integrity, which has done several investigations into how terrorist regimes are able to gain funding from the United States. Lewis talks about how human rights abusing countries are represented by high profile law firms and lobbying firms in Washington, who are paid large sums of money to help to perfect these countries’ images and solicit aid. Some of these same lobbyists go on to attain appointments in Congress or even in the President’s Cabinet, while still maintaining relationships with their former clients.

  • Interview with Dennis Kucinich

    Ohio Congressional candidate Dennis Kucinich talks about his political record and his stance on various issues such as environmental protection, workers’ rights, economic security and the regulation of corporate practices. Kucinich is known in his hometown of Cleveland as a champion of public interests, and believes he has sufficient support to win his bid for a seat in the House of Representatives.

  • Will Progressives Dominate the Coming Era in Politics?

    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne predicts that progressives are on the verge of a renaissance. Dionne discusses howe the advancement of mass conservative movements over the past several years has been more a result of a failure on the part of the Clinton administration and Congress to fulfill campaign promises than of public support for a more Right Wing agenda. He observes that the current political climate closely resembles that of the period which ushered in the last progressive era, the Gilded Age, and that the pendulum will swing back in that direction.