Wednesday, May 15, 1996

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  • Noam Chomsky

    America’s leading progressive intellectual talks about the national trend toward downsizing governments and cutting social services, even as members of Congress, led by Newt Gingrich, are fighting for an increase in military spending.

  • Fascism, Past and Present

    In the 1960s it wasn’t unusual to hear left-wing activists call establishment and right-wing politicians fascist. Was it red-hot rhetoric or just telling it like it was? Stanley Payne is a professor of History at University of Wisconsin at Madison and author of the History of Fascism. REPORT FROM SARAH CHAYES in Paris on Jean Marie Le Pen, the right- wing demagogue considered by some on the French Left to be a fascist.

  • Fasters for Peace

    Reverend Lucius Walker of Pastors for Peace is in the 85th day of a hunger strike to get the U.S. government to release hundreds of computers and allow them to be shipped to Cuba for use in hospitals and medical clinics.

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