The Reverend Jesse Jackson

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Jackson calls for investigation; Civil rights leader supports call for congressional hearings
By Dan Stober, San Jose Mercury News, Sunday 8 September 1996. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson called for more investigation into the relationship between the CIA and targeting drugs toward the inner cities. Jackson spoke in response to a series of articles in the Mercury News.
Questions About Jesse
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, BRC-News, 24 May 1999. Two questions inevitably crop up every time Jesse Jackson pulls off a diplomatic coup. One is how can he do what presidents, heads of state, and official diplomats can't do? The second is whether what he does is good or bad for African-Americans?
The problem with Jesse Jackson
By Lee Hubbard, The San Francisco Examiner, Monday 7 June 1999. But in the love fest for Jackson in various houses of government, people fail to analyze the reason why Jackson is so successful: racism. Owing to America's peculiar history of racial oppression towards blacks, Jackson is seen as a voice for the voiceless and a counterweight to the foreign policy hegemony of the political establishment.
Is Jesse for Sale?
By Peter Noel, Village Voice, 27 December 2000—2 January 2001. Wall Street investors whose fears had been focused on a slowing economy demanded that Reverend Jesse Jackson curtail his blistering attacks on George W. Bush. Corporate moguls contribute heavily to Jackson's Wall Street Project.
Jesse Jackson—man of many missions
BBC News Online, Thursday 18 January 2001. Jesse Jackson is officially Washington's special envoy to Africa but his skills as a negotiator have come in useful in political hotspots across the world.
Interview: Jesse Jackson, Jr.
By John Nichols, The Progressive, June 2001. Jackson sat down in Washington to talk with The Progressive about the meek initial response of Congressional Democrats to the Presidency of George W. Bush, about what progressives need to learn from Ralph Nader's 2000 Presidential candidacy.