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Foreign Assistance from the 1960s

You know what happened in the 1960s? Here are several things:

  • The first debate for a presidential election was televised.
  • The Soviets sent the first man into space and the Americans need a man in space, too.
  • The Berlin Wall was built.
  • The Peace Corps was launched.
  • Rachel Carson warned that our earth would die of pollution and chemicals.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. made the speech, “I have a Dream”.
  • The first Civil Rights bill was passed to stop racial discrimination.
  • President Johnson ordered bombing raids on North Vietnam.
  • Woodstock happened.
  • Malcolm X, JFK and MLK were assassinated.

The other thing that happened – the passage fo the Foreign Assistance Act. See the below short video and campaign for why this is important:

For more on this very cool video by CGD see their website devoted to this here and think about signing their petition. They also have a great set of blogs, the health one (Global Health Policy) is here.


Written by Aman

June 2, 2008 at 8:45 pm

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  1. Thanks, Aman, for spreading the word! We have thousands of signatures already …. appreciate it!


    June 6, 2008 at 2:47 pm

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