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Tuesday, April 16, 1996

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  • THIRD PARTIES CONFERENCE.

    Pacifica National Affairs Correspondent Larry Bensky was in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend, where he attended the National Independent Politics Forum, a meeting of third party activists.

  • THE POLITICS OF MEANING

    THE POLITICS OF MEANING is a movement that blends politics with spirituality. Started by Michael Lerner, editor of the progressive Jewish journal Tikkun and founder of the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning, the politics of meaning movement attempts to provide a response to the growing skepticism and alienation that American citizens feel in a society that worships profit and in a culture where a sense of shared responsibility and community is eroding. This week, over a thousand people are attending the first national conference here in Washington D.C. Here’s an excerpt of a speech by Michael Lerner in which he explains his concept of a politics of meaning and its importance in this era of conservative domination.

  • Campaign Finance Issues go to the U.S. Supreme Court

    When a political party takes out negative advertising targeting a candidate, should those ads be subject to campaign spending limits? This was the questions before the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in a case involving in the Republican Party of Colorado versus the Federal Election Commission or FEC, a case which some say puts campaign finance laws at odds with the First Amendment. Groups like Common Cause and Public Citizen filed amicus briefs on behalf of the FEC, while the ACLU both the Republican and Democratic National Committees support the Colorado GOP’s case. Here to explain, and debate this case are: Lisa Rosenberg, an attorney with the Center for Responsive Politics FEC Watch Project.

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