An important message for you from Amy Goodman

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Monday, August 26, 1996

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  • The ’96 Democratic National Convention

    The Democrats kick off their nomination – some would say coronation–party today in Chicago. Multi-national corporate funding, hypocrisy, and business as usual? Outside the convention center, protests are happening all around the city. We hear from long-time activist/physician Dr. Quinten Young, with Physicians for a National Health Plan, and updates on the daily theme-based demonstrations planned for Grant Park, including ongoing protests against Clinton’s signing of the so-called Welfare Reform Bill. And, Illinois Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, a major figure at the Convention, about a women’s right to vote and the Senator’s controversial visit to Nigeria.

  • Bob Dole, Jack Kemp and a Meeting with Black Journalists in Chicago

    We hear about the strategically planned Q&A for Bob Dole and Jack Kemp at the National Association of Black Journalist Conference held in Nashville this past weekend where it was decided that race would be a part of every question. Dole and Kemp’s attempt to put a kinder, gentler face on what Republican’s are handing Black voters.

  • Conversation with Andrew Hoffman

    The children and grandchildren of 1960s activist gathered over the weekend at The Nation’s event to remember and celebrate the politics of the 1960s. Activist Andrew Hoffman visits the press pavilion to talk with us about his father Abbie Hoffman, the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and the Chicago Seven Trial. With an excerpt from a 1968 recording of Abbie Hoffman himself.

  • Race and Politics in Daley’s Chicago

    We compare the mayoral reign of the infamous Richard J. Daley to that of his son Richard M. Daley, the current Mayor of Chicago. Daley’s father was good at buying off Black leadership. Has the younger Daley "bought off" Black elected officials and some former activists by giving them private contracts and access – albeit limited access — to his office? And has it been enough to buy their silence? The tactics of Daley’s white elite power structure and his skillful political handling of "the race issue" while continuing to make policy moves that should prompt outrage. And, what is the role of national Black leaders like Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan in Chicago’s local politics?