[Marxism] Fwd: James Abourezk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 18:15:13 MDT 2015


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- Amith

On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 2:11 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Abourezk was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives, and
> served from 1971 to 1973. He then was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he
> served until 1979.
>
> As a senator, he criticized the Office of Public Safety (OPS), a U.S.
> agency linked to the USAID and the CIA that provided training to foreign
> police forces. He also was instrumental in the creation of both the
> American Indian Policy Review Commission and the Select Committee on Indian
> Affairs. He chaired the Policy Review Commission the entire time it
> existed, and then took the gavel as chair of the Indian Affairs Committee
> from its creation in 1977 to 1979, when he retired. Abourezk was an early
> supporter of a National initiative and with fellow Senator Mark O. Hatfield
> (R-OR) introduced an amendment allowing more direct democracy. However,
> this initiative failed.
>
> In 1974, TIME magazine named Senator Abourezk one of the 200 Faces for the
> Future.[2]
>
> In 1978, Abourezk chose not to run for re-election and was succeeded by
> Republican Larry Pressler, with whom he has had a long-running feud that
> has lasted until the present day.[3]
>
> Advocacy
> Following his retirement in 1980, Abourezk founded the American-Arab
> Anti-Discrimination Committee, a grassroots civil rights organization. In
> 1989, he wrote Advise and Dissent: Memoirs of South Dakota and the U.S.
> Senate (ISBN 1-55652-066-2) and he is the co-author—along with Hyman
> Bookbinder of Through Different Eyes: Two Leading Americans — a Jew and an
> Arab — Debate U. S. Policy in the Middle East (ISBN 0917561392)
>
> Abourezk now works as a lawyer and writer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
>
> Huffington Post writer James Zogby praised Abourezk as a "bold and
> coureagous former Senator" for protesting to the FBI after the ABSCAM
> operation and calling all Arab-Americans to "reclaim the right to defend
> and define their heritage."[4]
>
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Abourezk
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