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Eleanor Smeal, past president of the National Organization for Women, has been touring the country as the
prime mover behind the Fund for a Feminist Majority.
Feminists have a long tradition of fighting for equality,
social and economic, justice, and peace. The 19th Century feminists, led by Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth,
Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Staton, and Susan B.
Anthony fought for women's suffrage and equality for
social reforms such as the elimination of child labor, the
promotion of temperance, public education, health care,
human services and the abolition of slavery and the end
Over the years, from 1970 to 1980s support for the
women's movement efforts has gone from a bare plurality to a solid majority.
Early 20th Century feminists were world leaders in
the fight for women's suffrage and continued to fight
against the excesses of the industrial revolution. They
fought for fair labor standards, for social reforms to end
poverty, and promote human services and world peace.
"The U.S. repeatedly
attempted to back the
Nicaraguan government, but in the absence of any success, it
tried backing the Con-
tras. The U.S. never
imagined the Contras
are a force fighting for
— Jean Kirkpa-
The total compliance to a Central American peace
accord by the Nicaraguan government is uncertain, said
former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jean
Despite the signing of the accord by the five Central
American presidents, including Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua has been slower than its neighbors to
Signed Aug. 7, the accord calls for democratic reforms
in each country as well as a system of political pluralism
in all of Central America. The agreement also calls for
free elections and a cease-fire in guerrilla wars by Nov.
Kirkpatrick, who served as U.N. ambassador for the
first four years of the Reagan administration, no longer
holds political office. She said America's stake in Nicaragua is greater than most people conceive.
"Whenever you think
about the CIA, keep in
mind money, because
money is what it all
comes down to."
— Philip Agee
former CIA officer
Former CIA officer, Philip Agee said that payoffs, torture and the overthrow of foreign governments were just
a few of the subversive activities he witnessed while
with the CIA. After serving 12 years, Agee resigned from
the service in 1969. Agee was on campus promoting his
book On the Run. He said that he was harassed by the
CIA for his books and the agency attempted to take away
his First Amendment rights by forcing him to keep a
secrecy agreement about his work. A CIA spokesperson
said that the Supreme Court has upheld the agency's
right to review material written by CIA agents so that it
can protect its methods and contacts in the field. Agee
said that the CIA operations in foreign countries are
designed to weaken and destroy the opposition, usually
made up of left-wing Democratic supporters, Socialists
and Communists. The CIA continues to recruit at this
university and 12 of the 14 people interviewed this fall