Thursday, February 1, 2001

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  • James Baldwin and Malcolm X Debate

    Celebrating African American History Month, a debate between Malcolm X and James Baldwin. It was 40 years ago: JohnF. Kennedy was president, and the Civil Rights movement in America was fighting for racial and economic justice. OnApril 25 1961, two giants of African American history faced each in a debate on the nature of racism in America andpossible solutions. The discussion between brings into sharp focus many of the issues that still plague this country.

  • U.S. Plans to Militarize Space

    When President George W. Bush chose Donald Rumsfeld as his secretary of defense, he gave a clear signal that theUnited States would push forward with plans for a national missile defense’ system. Rumsfeld headed a congressionalcommission charged with assessing the ballistic missile threat facing the U.S. His report warned that within fiveyears, a rogue state’ such as North Korea or Iran could obtain a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US.

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