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Monday, August 21, 2000

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  • Protest at Aspen Institute

    This weekend hundreds of people protested the 50th anniversary of the Aspen Institute in Colorado. James Wolfensohn head of the World Bank was there. Henry Kissinger was scheduled to speak, but was replaced by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. The Aspen Institute has been deeply involved in US foreign policy for decades. [includes rush transcript]

  • Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles

    In the aftermath of the coronations in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, known more popularly as the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we wanted to turn to some excerpts from a Town Hall meeting held in Los Angeles last week, sponsored by the Nation Institute. In just a few moments we will hear Gore Vidal reading his open letter to the next president of the United States. [includes rush transcript]

  • But Why Were They Protesting?

    The media coverage of the protests at the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles last week was nothing new. We saw it, or didn’t see it — in Philadelphia as well. Demonstrators are shown, but seldom heard. The diversity of issues is largely ignored. From the demonstrations against police brutality and the prison industrial complex, against globalization and anti-immigrant policies and the protests against the huge flow of money in politics. We now turn to a speech by Lori Wallach of Public Citizens Global Trade Watch on why people were protesting. [includes rush transcript]