Monday, June 8, 1998

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  • Interview with Congressmember John Lewis

    Thirty years ago this month, Robert Kennedy was assassinated just moments after delivering his victory speech in the democratic primary in California. Among Kennedy’s campaign workers in Los Angeles that night was a young John Lewis, now a Democratic Congressmember from Georgia.

  • Wall Street’s Radical History

    You’re listening to Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now, broadcasting for the first time from our new home on Wall Street.

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