An important message for you from Amy Goodman

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Tuesday, September 3, 1996

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  • The Culture Wars in Public Schools

    FOR OVER A DECADE, THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT HAS BEEN WAGING A GRASSROOTS BATTLE OVER THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. THE STRUGGLE, WHICH AT FIRST FOCUSED AROUND CURRICULA, HAS WIDENED OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS TO INCLUDE A DEBATE OVER HOW, AND EVEN IF, EDUCATION WOULD BE FUNDED PUBLICLY. BARBARA BERNSTEIN WILL TAKE US TO THE FRONTLINES OF THE CULTURE WARS IN THE CLASSROOM. HER SERIES IS CALLED CAREFULLY TAUGHT: CLASHING VALUES IN THE CLASSROOM.

  • House of Representatives Election, Registration Drives to Get Voters Out

    WHILE MUCH NATIONAL ATTENTION IS BEING PAID TO NOVEMBER’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, PERHAPS THE FIERCEST POLITICAL BATTLEGROUND THIS FALL WILL BE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, WHERE NEWT GINGRICH AND THE GOP HOPE TO HANG ONTO THEIR NEW MAJORITY WHILE DEMOCRATS FIGHT TO THROW THE REPUBLICAN REVOLUTIONARIES OUT. BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE ALREADY SAYING THEY’LL CONDUCT MAJOR VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES IN DISTRICTS FAVORABLE TO THEIR CANDIDATES. FOR THE DEMOCRATS, REGISTERING, AND THEN MOTIVATING, AMERICAN’S BLACK AND LATINO COMMUNITIES TO VOTE MAY BE THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN 1996. BUT IT MAY NOT BE EASY FOR BILL CLINTON’S PARTY TO GET VOTES FROM PEOPLE OF COLOR THIS YEAR, AS EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS CONTINUE TO SHOW WIDE DISPARITIES IN WHO’S WORKING, WHO’S UNEMPLOYED, AND WHO IS MAKING A LIVING IN THIS ECONOMY.

  • 27 CRUISE MISSILES WERE FIRED AT IRAQ

    U.S NAVY SHIPS AND AIRFORCE B-52 BOMBERS THIS MORNING LAUNCHED MISSILE ATTACKS ON SOUTHERN IRAQ. A TOTAL OF 27 CRUISE MISSILES WERE FIRED AT IRAQI AIR DEFENSE TARGETS TO PUNISH IRAQI PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN FOR ATTACKING KURDS IN A U-N DESIGNATED SAFE ZONE IN NORTHERN IRAQ.