Friday, April 26, 1996

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  • Chernobyl Anniversary

    Today marks the 10th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in world history.
    GUEST: Helen Caldicott, internationally renowned anti-nuclear activist.

  • Excerpt of a speech by JOSEPH ROTBLAT

    Excerpt of a speech by JOSEPH ROTBLAT of the Pugwash Group, a pioneering group of international scientists that opposed the development of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Rotblat and the Pugwash Group won the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize. This is a rare opportunity to hear his voice and his words, recorded this week at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue in New York.


    In June, hundreds of union members will converge on Cleveland for a founding convention of the Labor Party. Four international unions — the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, the United Electrical Workers and the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Unions are backing the effort, along with the many Central Labor Councils, regional and local union bodies. Yesterday, we spoke with Steve Rosenthal, political Director of the AFL-CIO about the labor movement’s strategy in the 1996 election, today we look at a different approach — a long-term strategy to build a strong labor voice in policy debates through a new political party. Tony Mazzocchi, national organizer of Labor Party Advocates. With Pacifica national affairs correspondent Larry Bensky.

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