"Perhaps the most graphic example of the relationship between human rights and peace is the right of peace groups to exist and to promote their views. In fact, the treatment of peace groups may be a litmus test of governments' true desire for peace."--President Ronald Reagan,
to the United Nations General Assembly,
September 24, 1984.
1) nine-page report to President Ronald Reagan, dated July, 1988 on the first page; with copies of the following terms of reference included:
2) copies of correspondence received since July 5, 1988 submission.
3) copies of September 1 and 2, 1988 statements to Mr. Peter Jennings, ABC News.
4) copy of Christmas, 1988 statement to SOVIET GENERAL SECRETARY Mikhail Gorbachev; with List of Contents for submission and attachments on the face.
"There are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire..."
--Jackson Browne, "Lives In The Balance"*--
copyright 1986 Swallow Turn Music, ASCAP
PARTICULAR SONG, AS VISITORS TO THIS AWARD-WINNING WEBSITE
AND/OR 'STUDENTS OF HISTORY' MAY RECALL, WAS USED BY THE
AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY AS ITS THEME SONG DURING THE 1988
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.
FOR AN INTERESTING FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY ON THIS USE AS IT SEEMS, TO THIS PAIR OF EYES, APPLICABLE TO THE WORLD OF TODAY AS "ALL OF US" ENTER THE NEW MILLENNIUM, TAKE A BRIEF SIDESTEP HERE.
AS IS MORE WIDELY KNOWN, IN THE 1992 CAMPAIGN THE DEMOCRATS USED FLEETWOOD MAC'S SONG, "DON'T STOP ["DON'T STOP THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW"]".
JACKSON BROWNE, AT THE TIME 2 OF THEN-CREATIVE ARTISTS
AGENCY (C.A.A.) C.E.O. MICHAEL OVITZ' 3 SPECIAL
ASSISTANTS TELEPHONED ME IN 1990 (I AM ASSUMING HERE VISITORS
TOOK THE LINK FROM JACKSON'S NAME ABOVE AND READ THE TEXT
OF THE FAX I SENT C.A.A. IN RESPONSE TO OUR PHONE DISCUSSIONS),
FLEETWOOD MAC AS A BAND WAS A C.A.A. CLIENT, AS WAS ROD STEWART.
(INCIDENTALLY, IF YOU TOOK THE LINK FROM ROD'S NAME HERE, WAS INTERESTED BY ITS CONTENTS AND HAVEN'T READ THE WHOLE THING IT IS ONLY PAGE 10. OF, YOU CAN READ IT FROM THE BEGINNING IF YOU TAKE A BRIEF SERIES OF SIDESTEPS HERE.)
FOR AN ENLIGHTENING FOOTNOTE ON THE USE BY THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION OF THAT SONG, TAKE ANOTHER BRIEF SIDETSTEP HERE.
OKAY, OKAY, MR. WONG--WHAT'S YOUR POINT?
WELL, I SUPPOSE IT'S THE ULTIMATE REASON WHY I OPENED THE WEBSITE.
IN 1996, THE DEMOCRATS APPARENTLY USED, AS THEIR CAMPAIGN THEME SONG, THE CHICAGO CLASSIC ROCK SONG, "BEGINNINGS", WITH ITS LYRICAL RIFF OF..."ONLY JUST BEGINNING"...
AND IN THE 2000 CAMPAIGN, AL GORE WERE USING THE SONG, 'LOVE TRAIN'...