Monday, June 3, 1996

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  • POLITICAL HEADLINES

  • Children First

    This Saturday, perhaps the most powerful and diverse mass gathering of people of this decade took place at the Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C — The Stand for Children March organized by the Children’s Defense Fund. A rainbow of people came together to show their personal commitment to their children and all America’s children, but it was also a rally to demand that politicians and leaders on the national, state and local levels change their priorities and Put Children First.

  • Marion Wright Edelman Speech

    Excerpt of Speech By Marion Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, sponsor of the Stand for Children Rally. Listeners can order cassette copies at 1-800-735-0230.

  • Jessie’s Ideas

    A few months ago, Democracy Now aired a powerful speech by Illinois Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr, the newest member of Congress. It was Jackson’s first speech in Washington after his election. We were so impressed with the wisdom and presence of the young Congressmen that we broadcast most of his speech. Here’s an excerpt....

  • Timothy Leary on Internet Censorship

    Last Friday, the man who coined the 1960s mantra "Turn on Tune In and Drop Out" dropped out for the final time. Timothy Leary became famous when he and his colleague Richard Alpert were fired from Harvard University’s psychology department in 1963 after they took LSD with college students. Leary then became a leading figure of the 1960s counterculture, an acid guru who Richard Nixon called "The most dangerous man in America" Leary ran for Governor of California in 1970 but his campaign was interrupted when he was arrested on a marijuana charge and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He escaped from prison and went to Algeria where he lived as a fugitive with Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver.

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