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Tuesday, May 28, 1996

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  • Corporate Responsibility and Irresponsibility.

    Earlier this month, President Clinton hosted a roundtable on Corporate Responsibility with business and a few labor leaders, academics and the press. But what was accomplished more than a little nice chat about good corporate citizenship, worker retraining and family friendly workplaces? The summit didn’t challenge the nature of corporate greed nor the vast environmental and labor abuses that persist in U.S. workplaces.

  • Visit To A Gun Show with Philip Babich

    Gun control is sure to be a critical issue in the 1996 Presidential and Congressional elections. Today in New York, Carolyn McCarthy whose husband was killed by the Long Island Railroad gunman Colin Ferguson, will announce her candidacy for Congress. A lifelong Republican, McCarthy will run as a Democrat against GOP incumbent Dan Frisa because of his vote to repeal the ban on assault weapons. The gun lobby hasn’t won its battle against the Brady Bill, and, looking at the NRA’s record over the past few years, they haven’t exactly gotten a lot of bang for their buck on the national level.

  • Militias In Congress

    The influence of the militia movement is now being felt within the Republican Party. The 1994 election of Helen Chenoweth of Idaho and Steve Stockman of Texas to the U.S. Congress were just the beginning. Now, a new crop is vying for power in this year’s elections and, as Pacifica’s Don Rush reports, they have a good chance of winning.

  • Public Housing Reform

    Earlier this month, Presidential Candidate Robert Dole called public housing "the last bastion of socialism in America" and called for an end to the nation’s public housing projects. His comments came as Congress is considering a public housing reform measure that’s received little national attention. One element of this bill would limit occupancy, a provision that has been used against poor families, immigrant families and families of color who are more likely to live in an extended family situation.

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