• Justice in the Seventies
Justice in the Seventies
Justice in the Seventies
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Justice in the Seventies

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Collection: The New Reconstruction: America in the Seventies event recordings

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Physical Audio
Type of Work
1/4 inch audio tape
This audio recording is of the fourth of a series of lectures held at The New School on the subject of a new reconstruction in 1970s America. Fund for New Priorities Chairman William Meyers recaps the themes and guest speakers from previous lectures while waiting for the arrival of United States Senator James Abourezk, who begins speaking at 15:18. Senator Abourezk discusses several problems facing America, particularly the rising influence of corporations and the decline of public participation in government. Senator Abourezk concludes at 27:46. Lawyer and activist Peter Weiss makes remarks on the topics raised by Senator Abourezk and Weiss and the audience pose questions to the Senator, the topics of which include: public participation in democracy, the court and prison systems, the Wounded Knee Incident in 1973 and the status of Native Americans, the Spiro Agnew scandal, legal assistance programs for the poor, prosecution of police perjury, community organizing, the oil crisis, and impeachment.
November 28 1973
Related people
Fund for New Priorities in America (producer)
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (producer)
William Meyers (speaker)
James G. Abourezk (speaker)
Peter Weiss (speaker)
Speaker: Senator [James] Abourezk (container)
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