Monday, September 16, 1996

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  • D.E.A Agents File Lawsuit against the CIA and NSA.

    Drug Enforcement Agency agents are filing a lawsuit against the CIA and NSA for what they consider illegal investigations and harassment. Pacifica’s Dennis Bernstein has broken the story and joins us to discuss the details.

  • Congressional Black Caucus

    This past week, African American politicians and activists from around the U.S. gathered in the nation’s capitol for the annual Congressional Black Caucus weekend, a series of workshops, forums and parties. This year’s meeting had a powerful galvanizing issue: the recent revelation that the CIA was involved in introducing crack-cocaine into the African American community of Los Angeles. Over 2000 people showed up for a forum on this subject last Thursday, sponsored by Representative Maxine Waters of California.

  • Environmental Activists Arrested at Demonstration

    MORE THAN A THOUSAND Environmental activists were arrested at a demonstration at the Pacifica Lumber Company in Northern California yesterday. The protest was against the planned salvage logging of the Headwaters, thousands of acres of old-growth redwood forest.
    GUEST: JUDY BARI, longtime activist with Earth First!

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