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"Time Out of Mind", a timeline of counterculture 3/3

1975   June 7    Tom Hayden fails to defeat Calif. Sen. John Tunney
                 in the Democratic primary, but gets 36.7% of the vote
       June 26   Shoot out on Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation,
                 South Dakota between xxx
                 (Leonard Peltier later blamed & indicted,
                 as described in In The Spirit of Crazy Horse)
75     Aug 11    Last Amer soldier leaves Vietnam
                 (total American casualties: 46,079)
                 (Almanac sez 57,939 killed or missing)
                 total Vietnamese casualties  ??
       Aug 23    Pathet Lao celebrate complete takeover of Laos
       Aug 27    Kent State President & 27 National Guard
                 acquitted of all responsibility for shootings
       Sept 5    Lynette `Squeaky' Fromme fires at Carter (Sacto)
75     Sept 9    New York City emergency plan to stave off default for three mo
       Sept 18   Patty Hearst found by FBI In SF & caught
       Sept 22   Sara Jane Moore fires at Carter (SF)
       Oct 1     OPEC raises oil prices another 10%,
                 but agrees to hold that price for 9 months
75     Oct       Bruce Springsteen on cover of Time & Newsweek
       Nov 10    French leave Angola
       Nov 17    Cleaver arrested on return to US after 7 years
                 living in Cuba, Guinea, Algeria, N. Korea, Fr
                 (for Apr 68 Oakland shootout)
       Nov 20    Franco dies, dictator of Spain 36 years
       Dec 11    High-ranking govt official announces US has sent
                 $25 million in arms & support to Angola
                 over the past 3 months
       Dec 19    US Senate bars further covert aid to Angola

1975             MUSIC / CINEMA / PUBLISHING
                 *Joni Mitchell: Hissing of Summer Lawns
                 Bob Marley and the Wailers: Natty Dread
                 Dylan: Basement Tapes released
                 Patti Smith: Horses  +?
                 *Sons of Champlin
                 *Germany: Kraftwerk
                 *Fleetwood Mac reformed with Buckingham & Nicks
                 NYC: First Punk bands
                      (The Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie, Television)
                 Ireland: six traditional musicians meet in Dublin
                      & form The Bothy Band, start of many revival groups

                 what year? ?   John Prine

                 TV: Saturday Night Live (yes) (starts)
                 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Nicholson)
                 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (also seen as 74)
                 Rocky Horror Show
                 The Wiz (black musical)

                 Immaculate Deception: A New Look at Women and Childbirth
                      in America - Suzanne Arms
                 Birth Without Violence: Frederick Leboyer (the book & the movi
                 The Woman Warrior: Maxine Hong Kingston
                 Small Is Beautiful (I have this as 73)
                 Ernest Callenbach: Ecotopia
                 Fritzof Capra: The Tao of Physics
                 ?Briarpatch Network
                 The Book of Tofu - Shurtleff & Aoyagi
                 The Postage Stamp Garden Book - Duane Newcomb
                 Edward Abbey: The Monkey Wrench Gang
                 First article on effect of carbon dioxide on global warming
                 (Greenhouse Effect) (Science magazine
                      & Journal of Atmospheric Sciences)
                 Philip Agee: Inside the Company (was this the first CIA expose

                 Shogun - James Clavell (the book?)
                 Transcendental Meditation

1976             (Dollar strengthens on foreign exchange 76-77)
                 ("Economic recovery")
                 Highest rate of bank failures since 1933 (385 in trouble)
76               Ford's "Whip Inflation Now" buttons
                 (U.S. Balance of Payments starts to go into red)
                 Lowest birth rate of the Baby Bust
                 Oldest baby boomers start turning 30
                 Bicentennial celebrations
       when?     kick-off : 30,000 demonstrators
                 First US/USSR grain sales treaty (minimum purchases)
                 South African invasion of Angola (Almanac has this as 81)
                 Cuba sends troops to Angola
                 James Buckley running for president
                 Cocaine becomes noticeably fashionable
76               Apple Computer started in Steve Jobs' basement in Mtn View
                 Congressional Black Caucus founded
                 Who's Deep Throat?
                 CB craze
                 Born again
                 Personal ads
                 ("Peter Berg popularizes the term "bioregionalism" ")?ck CQ da
                 Tom Hayden establishes Campaign for Economic Democracy
                 Production of PCBs banned
                 U.S. 200th birthday celebrations

       Feb 4     Earthquake in Guatemala -> Plenty
       Feb       Leonard Peltier arrested in Canada & trial
       Feb 12    MPLA ("Soviet" Popular Movement for Liberation of Angola)
                 states that it has won the Angolan Civil War;
                 Unita (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola,
                 Jonas Savimbi, President - supported by U.S.)
                 forms? coalition with FLNA (Natl Frt for the Lib of Angola)
       Feb 19    Four recruits die at Fort Dix of a new flu virus
                 which is a hybrid of Asian flu with one that causes
                 flu-like illness in pigs ("swine flu").
                 Worries about an epidemic similar to the 1918-19
                 swine flu epidemic which affected 500,000 Americans.
                 Big vaccination campaign started.
       Mar 11    Stock Market tops 1,000 (highest since Jan 26, 73)
       Mar 18    New trial ordered for Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
                 & John Artis (for 67 triple murder N.J.)
                 ?When was Dylan's song?
       Mar 28    FBI discloses it burglarized the Socialist Party
                 92+ times between 1960 and 1966
       Apr 5     Howard Hughes dies
                 & Beijing demos against the Gang of Four
       Apr 9     Phil Ochs hangs himself at his sister's house,
                 Far Rockaway, NY
76     Apr 25    Portugal's first free parliamentary elections in
                 50 years - Socialists & Popular Democrats share win
       May 28    OPEC extends oil price freeze
       June 5    Teton dam bursts, Idaho
       June 16   US ambassador killed in Lebanon "civil war"
       June 16   Uprising in Soweto, South Africa's biggest black
                 "township": 10,000 students demo
                 (asking to be taught in English instead of Afrikaans?)
                 Spreads to 7 other black townships
                 128 dead; 1,112 injured
                 By year's end, some thousands have died in demos
                 throughout the country
       July?     Is this the first month of the trade deficit
       July      29 Legionnaires die at Philadelphia convention of
                 strange new disease
       July 20   Viking I lands on Mars
       Sept 30   Congress passes Hyde amendment, which would
                 prevent Medicaid reimbursements for abortions
       Oct 4     Agric Sec Earl Butz's resigns due to racist remark
       Oct 12    Three elderly deaths halt swine flu vac program
76     Oct       Amory Lovins: Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken
                 (in Foreign Affairs)   he was 28       explain!
                 (Democrats running for Pres: Henry Jackson,
                 Lloyd? Bentsen, George Wallace)
                 Wavy Gravy's Nobody for President campaign
       Oct 22    Fed Dist Ct holds Hyde Amenment unconstitutional
76     Nov       Carter/Mondale defeats Ford
                 Is this when Bill Clinton elected to first of
                 three terms in Arkansas?
       Nov 15    Parti Quebecois gain control of Quebec govt
       Tksg      The Band: Last Waltz at Winterland (Graham) (movie 78)
76     Dec 17    OPEC agrees on two oil price raises: Saudi Arabia 5% raise,
                 other 11 OPEC nations 10% raise
       Dec 20    Mayor Richard Daley, ruler of Chicago for 20 years, dies
                 -> first black non-Daley major (name)  when?
       Dec 22    Worst oil spill off US coast - Liberian tanker off Nantucket

                 Bob Dylan: Desire
                 McCartney: Wings over America tour
                 *Joni Mitchell: Hejira
                 *Warren Zevon
                 *Bunny Wailer: first solo
                 John Denver: Rocky Mountain High
                 Peter Frampton
                 The Captain and Tennille
76               *Sex Pistols (UK) - first Punk  (late 76)   ENGLAND
                 June - play in Manchester

                 TV: Charlie's Angels begins
                 Happy Days & Laverne and Shirley,
                 Little Hse on the Prairie, The Waltons (Note: all nostalgia)

                 Sat Night Fever (released)
                 (A Chorus Line)
                 Rocky, Taxi Driver
                 All the President's Men
                 Three Days of the Condor
                 The Marathon Man (w Dustin Hoffman)
                 Werner Herzog's movies reviewed in Rolling Stone
                 Wim Wenders: Kings of the Road

                 Laurel's Kitchen
76               Roots (the book)
                 The Guide to Self-Sufficiency - John Seymour (U.K.)
                 The Solar Home Book - Anderson & Riordan
                 The Woodburner's Encyclopedia - Shelton & Shapiro
                 A Co-operative Method of Natural Birth Control-Margaret Nofzig
                 (The Joy of Running - Kostubala)
                 Passages - Gail Sheehy
                 When God Was a Woman - Merlin Stone
                 Mother Jones starts publication
                 In These Times starts publication
                 Rolling Stones Magazine write-in on the Sixties

1977             Dollar plummets (to 270 yen at the end of 77)
                 Alaskan pipeline completed (when started?)
                 Trans Dept announces seat belts required by 84
                 Carter ?renews draft evader amnesty
                 Carter declares energy conservation the "moral equiv of war"
                 Urban Development Action Grant: public redevelopment investmen
                 must be matched with private investment
                 ?burn out phenomenon noticed
                 (goat cheese, Brooke Shields)
                 worst weather extremes of the 20th century:
                 North, East, South cold; West in last worst year of drought
                 ?Elvis dies
                 July: unemployment in U.K. 1 million (get # for 76)

       Jan       explain Carter austerity, human rights campaign
       when?     Carter recommends abandonment of 18 porkbarrel dam projects
       J 23-30   Roots on tv, watched by 36 million
       Jan 27    Vatican bars women from priesthood
       Mar       Carter ends travel restrictions to Cuba, Vietnam,
                 North Korea, Cambodia, and lifts ban on spending
                 US dollars in Cuba
       Mar 11    United?? Farmworkers & Teamsters sign agreement, Calif
                 (after 10 years of discord)
       Mar       Greens get first media attention in Fr with 12% win
       Apr 11    Parents of 5 "Moonies" denied custody
       Apr 18    Carter presents Energy Plan
77     Apr 22    UK: North Sea oil spill
       May       Unemployment down to 7% - lowest in 29 months
       May 1-2   1,414 arrested as Clamshell Alliance occupies construction
                 site of nuclear power plant at Seabrook, New Hampshire
       May 13    La Pasionaria returns to Madrid, 34 days after the
                 Communist Party is legalized in Spain
       May 13    500 demonstrators arrested at Seabrook demo found
                 guilty of trespass
       Jun 7     Dade County, Florida vote repeals anti-gay ordinance
                 (singer Anita Bryant is active in campaign against repeal)
       June 17   EPA approves Seabrook
       June 26   Marches throughout US in support of gays
                 100,000 San Francisco, tens of thousands in NY
       July      Record US trade deficit (13th consecutive monthly deficit)
                 26% rise in oil imports is said to be major factor
       J 13-14   NYC black out
       Aug 10    Son of Sam captured after 6 murders, 7 wounded
       Sept 12   Stephen Biko dies in prison, South Africa
       Sept 20   Vietnam finally admitted to UN
       Oct       US trade deficit 3.1 bill (first time over 3 bill in history)
       Oct 12    Univ of Calif vs Bakke (trial starts - filed Sept 19) explain
77     Nov 4     United Nations votes South African arms embargo
       Nov 5     Carter vetoes Tennessee Clinch River Breeder Reactor
       Nov 18    KKK members convicted of 1963 bombing of Birmingham
                 church in which four young black girls were killed
       (Nov 19   Egypt Pres? Sadat visits Israel)
       (Dec 7    FBI finally releases JFK assas files due to
                 requests under Freedom of Information Act
       Dec 10    First 61 of 300 Americans held in Mexican prisons on
                 drug charges released in prisoner exchange
       (Dec 14   Farmers strike announced)

                 *Elvis Costello
                 *Patti Smith: first album
                 *Peter Tosh: first solo
                 *Talking Heads
77               *Clash      and the first Big Year of Punk
77               *Lynyrd Skynyrd killed in plane crash
                 Fake Beatles put together
                 Rocky Horror Show starts at U.C.

                 Annie Hall
                 Close Enctrs of the Third Kind, Star Wars
                 The Turning Point (MacLaine, Bancroft)
                 Julie (Redgrave, Fonda)
                 (Goodbye Girl)
                 (Sat. Night Fever continues) (becomes hit)
                 Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000: Alain Tanner
                 ?Man of Marble - Andrzej Wajda

                 The Women's Room - Marilyn French
                 Games Mother Never Taught You (Corporate Gamesmanship
                 for Women) - Harragan
                 For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the
                 Rainbow Is Enuf: Ntozake Shange
77               Amory Lovins: Soft Energy Paths
                 Food First (the book)
                 Rainbook (Resources for Appropriate Technology)
                 Goodbye to the Flush Toilet - Stoner (Rodale)
77               A Pattern Language - Christopher Alexander
                 David Werner: Where There is No Doctor
                 The Moosewood Cookbook - Mollie Katzen

1978             "Dollar crisis" - dollar devalued 20% in foreign exchange
                 (the year I was in Europe)
                 Engineering recession
                 Coors boycott starts after 20-month strike is broken
                 Birth Control pill side effects
                 Free Base (cocaine derivative)
                 Sirius Community founded, Amherst, MA
                 Boat people
                 Dennis Banks granted asylum from extradition
                 to South Dakota by Jerry Brown
                 (Half a million letters to Governor Brown urge sanctuary)
                 Amer Ind Religious Freedom Act: right to use peyote as a
                 religious sacrament in Native American Church meetings
                 by Native Americans
                 78-79 Santa Monica rent control campaign
                 (when was Tom Hayden elected?)
                 Holocaust on tv

       when?     ERA Wash D.C. march
       Jan       Trade deficit jumps to 26.7 bill (eek! is this right)
                 (could this be 2.67?)   - 4x the 1976 deficit
                 due to oil import increase (76-34 bill; 79-44.3 bill)
78     Feb 11    AIM Longest Walk starts from Alcatraz
                 Lois Gibbs brings U.S. to awareness of Love Canal
                 (near Niagara Falls, NY) (& residents evacuated this year)
       Mar 5     China adopts new constitution stressing economic
                 development over revolutionary ideology
       Mar       Japan, Germany try to prop up the dollar
       Mar 17    Worst oil spill off Brittany - supertanker Amoco Cadiz
                 breaks in two: 223,000 tons
       Apr 7     Carter defers production of neutron bomb
       May 21    4,300 rally at Bangor Naval Base, Wash
                 to protest U.S.  Trident
       May 27    40 meditators attend U.N. Disarmament Session's
                 Mobilization for Survival (convened May 23)
       June      Trade deficit 2.24 bill, smallest since Sept 77
                 but 24th consecutive month
78     June 6    Prop 13 passed - Calif (give name & explain)
       June 15   Supreme Court rules TVA may not complete Tellico Dam
                 (based on the endangered Snail Darter)
       June 28   Supreme Court upholds affirmative action programs in general,
                 but orders Alan Bakke admitted to UC Davis Medical College
       July 17   AIM Longest Walk arrives Washington, D.C.
       July 25   First test tube baby born (U.K.)
       Aug 15    ERA deadline extended by Congress to June 30, 82
       Aug 22    Sandanistas capture of Nic Natl Palace starts revolution
       Sept      Taz (Die Tageszeitung) starts publication in Germany
       (S 5-17   Carter Camp David Sadat/Begin summit -> Accords)
       Oct 13    Sid Vicious (former Sex Pistol bandmember) kills girlfriend
       Oct 15    Carter Energy Package
       Oct 15    Congress deregulates airlines
       Oct 20    End of worst week in Stock Market's history
                 drops 59.08  to 838.01
       O 25-30   Record dollar lows - Dollar drops to 178 yen end Oct
                 Meanwhile, gold at record high of 245/ounce
       Oct 31    Stock Market drops to 792.45, lowest since Apr 13
       Nov 18    Jim Jones' Peoples Temple mass suicide, Jonestown, Guyana - 91
       Dec       Communist China opens door to capitalist innovations
       Dec 16    Cleveland defaults
78     Dec 17    OPEC raises oil prices 14.5% (12.70 -> 14.54/barrel)
       Dec 31    Graham's Winterland's last concert
                 (Grateful Dead & Blues Bros.)

                 Stayin' Alive - BeeGees
78               *second Big Year of Punk
                 *Joni Mitchell: Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
                 ?Warren Zevon second album?

                 Coming Home
                 Deer Hunter
                 Blue Collar
                 Grease  (the movie)
                 Woody Allen: Annie Hall  and  Interiors
                 An Unmarried Woman
                 The Buddy Holly Story
                 Dylan's Renaldo and Clara movie
                 Kristofferson all over the media
                 (Animal House)

78               Muddling Toward Frugality - Warren Johnson
                 The Unsettling of America - Wendell Berry
                 One Straw Revolution - Masanobu Fukuoka
                 Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin
                 The Vegetarian Epicure, Book II - Anna Thomas
                 The Briarpatch Book
                 Reinhabiting a Separate Country: A Bioregional
                 Anthology of North America - Peter Berg (Planet Drum)
                 The Incredible Secret Money Machine - Don Lancaster
                 The Pregnancy After 30 Workbook - Brewer (Rodale)
                 Gyn/Ecology - Mary Daly
                 Linus Pauling: Vitamin C, the Common Cold, and the Flu
                 In Search of Enemies (A CIA Story) - John Stockwell
                 "Garry Trudeau" (?syndicates Doonesbury)
                 Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
                 radio show starts in U.K.
                 ?Immanuel Velikovsky: Worlds in Collision

1979             U.S. Stagflation of 78-80 starts, dollar starts decline of 78-
                 12% inflation due to massive energy cost increases
                 Housing prices start to rise
                 Gold price goes to record high of 400/ounce
                 (Steel lay-offs)
                 (Volcker appointed to head Federal Reserve Board)
                 ?U.S. reaches Zero Population Growth?
                 None of military services meets its recruiting quota
                 Dictators overthrown: Masie of Equatorial Guina,
                 Bokassa of the Central African "Empire"
                 Oil spill in the Atlantic
       when?     No-nukes D.C. march
       when?     Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT II) signed
                 (U.S. Senate never ratifies)
                 ?Dave Foreman founds Earth First!
                 Grameen Bank for micro business loans started in India
79               Over 1000 Shramadama work camps in Sri Lanka
                 KSAN progressive radio staff quits for good
                 78-79: Santa Monica rent control campaign

       Jan 7     Pol Pot is overthrown in Cambodia
79     Jan 16    Shah of Iran deposed   (when?  hostages taken)
       Feb 1     Ayatollah Khomeini in -> oil shortages
       (Feb 5    Farmers demonstrate, Wash D.C.)
       Mar 26    Israel/Egypt peace treaty signed
79     Mar 27    OPEC raises oil prices 9% to 14.546/barrel (?see Dec 17, 78)
                 taking advantage of the drop in Iran oil production
       Mar 28    Three Mile Island (near Middletown, Pa.) nuclear
       A 1-10    Teamsters strike
       (A 4      Bhutto killed, Pakistan)
       Apr 11    Idi Amin of Uganda is overthrown
       Apr 12    GATT signed (talks started 73)
       Apr 18    Lee Marvin's ex-live-in partner wins "Palimony"
                 (based on 76 Sup Ct ruling)
79     May 4     Margaret Thatcher elected Prime Minister of Britain
       May 6     65,000+ Wash anti-nuke
       May 8     California starts odd-even license gas distribution
79     May?       OPEC raises oil prices again (2 1/2 x)
                 (?ca 8 dollars/barrel to 20 dollars/barrel??)
                 -> dollar/gallon gas
                 (-> inflation (13%) + unemployment 79-80)
79     June 3    Mexico's worst oil well blowout, 3.1 billion barrels
                 Bay of Campeche, near the Yucatan Peninsula,
                 twice as big as the 78 Brittany (Amoco Cadiz) spill
                 starts (finally capped Mar 24, 80)
       Jun 7     Carter approves development of the MX missile
       Jun 20    NY, Conn, NJ start odd-even license gas distribution
       Jun 28    OPEC announces oil price rise 24% to 18/barrel
       July 5    ACLU sues FBI over 65 murder of civil rights worker
                 Viola Liuzzo by KKK
       July 17   Nicaragua: last Somoza of 46-year dynasty flees to Miami
                 Sandanistas take power
       July 18   Gold price passes 300/ounce
       Sept 29   200,000 anti-nuke lower Manhattan
                 + ca 11 other demos around US
       Oct       1045 anti-nuke arrested in frt of NY Stock Exchange
       Oct 7     2,500 anti-nuke demonstrators attempt to occupy 2 nuclear
                 plants under construction Seabrook
       Oct       Federal Reserve System decides to allow more fluctuation
                 in interest rates
       Oct 15    El Salvador President Romero is deposed by a military coup
                 (Feb 81 - US admits to having sent 18 advisors to help
                 the military junta. El Salv leftists claim 100 US advisors.)
       Oct 17    Mother T?eresa awarded Nobel Peace Prize
       Nov 3     KKK kill 5, wound 8 anti-Klan demos in march Greensboro, NC
       Nov 4     Iranians seize Amer Embassy, Tehran, take 90 hostages
                 (65 Americans)
       Nov       US Steel closes 15 plants: 13,000 out of work
       Nov 24    US General Accounting Office admits that thousands of US
                 troops were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War
       Dec 5     Gold is selling for less than 136.49/ounce
       D 25-26   USSR invades Afghanistan
       Dec       US gov persuades NATO to accept stationing of additional
                 464 Cruise & 108 Pershing II missiles in Europe
                 (in addition to 5000+ already there)
79     Dec       U.S. bail-out of Chrysler starts, UAW accepts pay cuts

                 Dylan: Slow Train Coming ("Dylan finds Jesus")
                 *Joni Mitchell: Mingus

                 The China Syndrome (Fonda)(just before Three Mile Isld - Mar 7
                 Hair (the movie)
                 Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
                 Being There
                 Kramer vs Kramer
                 Woody Allen: Manhattan
                 La Cage Aux Folles
                 Breaking Away
                 Picnic at Hanging Rock
                 The Last Wave
                 (Rocky II) (Star Trek - the movie)
                 (The Electric Horseman) (Redford, Fonda)
                 (TV: Mork and Mindy)

                 Tom Wolfe: The Right Stuff
                 James Lovelock Gaia hypothesis published as book
                 The Integral Urban House Book - Farallones Institute
                 Underground Houses - Roy
                 Godel, Escher, Bach
                 The Dancing Wu Li Masters (An Overview of the New Physics) -
                 Gary Zukaw
                 (A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams)

1980             U.S. Industrial output lowest in 5 years
                 Unemployment soaring
                 Housing prices skyrocket (I say)
                 Govt tight money anti-inflation policy
                 Japanese cars & semiconductors? jump in sales to U.S.
                 (Japanese investment in U.S. starts to grow ($1.2 bill in 80)
                 Banks deregulated
                 Abscam scandel (into Jan 81 - Apr 81 convictions)
                 Pay raise for armed service recruits -> turnaround
                 U.K.: Planning Act shifts powers from counties to districts
80               Guardian Angels founded
                 First Right Livelihood Awards from Sweden
                 Rev Jerry Falwell claims Moral Majority has registered 4 mill
                 36-yr Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas dies
                 (MCI wins settlement from AT&T)
                 (Color Me Beautiful - Carole Jackson)
                 (The Official Preppie Handbook)
                 USSR invades Afghanistan, US boycotts Moscow Olympics
                 Jerry Brown running for Pres (second time)
                 Biotech breakthroughs
                 Castro allows Cubans to leave
                 Audubon Society & U.S. Fish & Wildlife begin
                 California Condor Recovery Program
                 Supreme Court rules that organisms created by genetic
                 enginnering can be patented (sez EWJ)

       Jan       Myles Horton, founder of Highlander, dies
       Jan 2     Gold price rise starts: 562.85/ounce
80     Jan 4     Carter announces USSR grain sales embargo
                 (in the wake of USSR Afghanistan invasion)
       Jan       Carter proposes peacetime m/f draft
       Jan 15    Gold price rises to 700/ounce
       Jan 16    Interferon made by gene-splicing
       J 14-18   gold goes up ?$176 to $835/ounce
80     Feb       global oil glut -> price starts to lower
       Mar 27    Silver plummets to 10.80/ounce,
                 destroying Hunt brothers silver empire
                 which they started building in summer 79
       Apr 2     Carter signs the Windfall Profits Oil Tax
       Apr 17    Zimbabwe, once Rhodesia, gains independence from U.K.
       Apr 17    Recession begins
       May 4     Tito dies, Yugoslavia, xx years head of state
       M 17-19   Black uprising, Miami
       (May 18   Mount St. Helens erupts)
       May 21    Carter announces state of emergency at Love Canal
80     June      800,000 anti-nuke march NYC (with Coretta King)
       Jn 3&6    Computer errors trigger 2 false nuc alarms
       June      Congress approves small peacetime draft
       (June     Employees buy-out Rath Packing)
       July      US car makers report record losses, 2nd quarter 80
       Aug 14    After 2 months of labor turmoil,
                 16,000 Polish workers seize the Lenin Shipyard, Gdansk
       Aug 30    Polish govt allows formation of independent unions
80               -> Solidarity formed
       Sept 22   After 10 months of skirmishes,
                 Iran-Iraq war starts, halting 60% of world's oil traffic
       Sept 23   Maine referendum shuts down Maine's only nuc plant (Yankee)
       Sept 30   Recession believed ending
80     Oct       Socialists win in Spain (first democracy since 39)
       Oct 17    Recession ends
                 but inflation continues
80     Nov       Reagan defeats Carter
                 plus many Republican Senators ride in "on R's coattails)
       Nov       surge in mortgage rates starts
       Nov 14    Guinea-Bissau govt falls
       Nov 25    Upper Volta president ousted
       Dec 3     Congress passes Superfund (ck) $1.6 bill
                 to clean up toxic sites
80     Dec 8     John Lennon shot and killed
       Dec       Dingas leave Muktananda's Oakland ashram
       Dec 10    Second instance of surrogate motherhood reported (Tenn)
80     Dec 16    Saudi Arabia raises oil prices $2 to $32/barrel,
                 then OPEC allows others to rise to 40/barrel
       Dec 16    Leaders of Solidarity, leaders of a new government, and
                 reps of Catholic Church + 150,000 gather in Gdansk to
                 recognize the dramatic change which has come to
       Dec 18    Hunger strike in Northern Ireland is called off after 7 weeks
80               First Rap hit: Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight ("79")
                 Weavers reunion concert

                 The Elephant Man
                 (The Shining)
                 (Blues Brothers)
                 ?Return of the Secaucus Seven - John Sayles

                 Alvin Toffler: The Third Wave
                 Lester Thurow: The Zero-Sum Society
                 The Next WE Catalog
                 A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn
                 Medical Self-Care (the book) - Tom Ferguson, M.D.
                 The Toilet Papers: Designs to Recycle Human Waste & Water:
                 Dry Toilets, Greywater Systems, & Urban Sewage - Sim Van der R
                 The Old House Journal Catalog
                 Drawing Down the Moon - Margot Adler
                 (Clan of the Cave Bear) (the book)

1981             Oil at its highest price (1.35-40?/g) and starts to drop
                 US Inflation rate starts to drop
                 US Interest rates around 16%
                 Japanese investment in U.S. doubles to $3 billion
                 Number of young families buying homes drops
                 Worldwide Stagflation of 1981-83
81               + In the wake of oil price increase, third world less
81               able to repay 400 billion in debts incurred 71-80
                 Savings & Loans continue to become insolvent
                 ?U.S. Steel decides to buy Marathon Oil instead of
                 modernizing its plants
                 81-82 "terror in the Guatemala countryside"
                 Morris Dees starts? the Southern Poverty Law Center
                 & takes the Texas KKK to court to stop them from
                 harassing Viet-American fishermen in Galveston Bay
                 U.K.: black uprisings in Brixton (s. London), Toxteth
                 (Liverpool) & Moss Side (Manchester)
                 Indian Point Reactor fizzled
                 25.5 million people over 65, 28% increase over 1970
                 Earth First! founded
                 CED? elects majority to Santa Monica City Council
                 (& Dennis Zane elected mayor) [but see82]
                 Socialist Bernard Sanders elected mayor Burlington, Vermont
                 Pac Man copyrighted 1980/81
                 Oldest baby boomers start turning 35
                 ? -> up against the clock starts?
                 Assassination attempt on the Pope

81     Jan 5     Second draft registration held
       Jan 16    Bernadette Devlin shot
       Jan 20    Iranian hostages released minutes after Reagan inaug
       Jan 23    Atlanta: 16th child disappeared or found dead in 18 months
                 (continues into Feb)
       Jan 28    Reagan abolishes oil price controls
       Jan 30    Endangered Species List de-emphasized "to concentrate on
                 recovery rather than reporting new species"
       Feb 2     Sect of Education proposes bilingual education plans
       Feb 4     Reagan cuts synthetic fuel projects
81     Mar?      James Watt appointed Secretary of Interior
                 By 87 national environmental group membership has
                 rises from 4 million to 7 million
       Mar 2     ?Reagan cuts 35.1 billion from spending
                 & reduces taxes 23% (check)
                 Mental Health Institutions cut back (Soc. Sec.)
                 Reagan: tax act benefits high-income taxpayers and
                 large corporations
       Mar 2     US sends 20 more military advisors & $25 million
                 military equipment to El Salvador Duarte ?junta
       (Mar 30   Reagan wounded in assas attempt - Hinckley)
81     Apr       A group of Lakota & Sioux Indians occupy a section
                 of South Dakota's Black Hills & set up Yellow Thunder Camp
                 (part of national forest officially returned to them in 80)
       Apr 9     Robert (Bobby) Sands elected to Parliament in 6th week of
                 hunger strike
       A 11-12   Uprising in Brixton, Jamaican section of London
       Apr 24    Reagan ends curb on sales of wheat to USSR
       May 5     Robert (Bobby) Sands dies in Maze Prison near Belfast,
                 N. Ireland, after 66-day hunger strike asking the
                 British government to grant political prisoner status
                 to Irish Nationalist inmates, instead of treating
                 them as common criminals
       May       House passes Nuclear Freeze, to be tabled by Senate
       May 23    30th black youngster found dead in Atlanta
       June      First half-dozen cases of AIDS diagnosed - LA
81     June 6    Backlog of 6,000 Haitians facing deportation hearings
       June 21   Arrest in Atlanta finally stops killings
       Jl-Sep    California fruit fly battle; first mis-use? of IPM
       July 3    195 demonstrators arrested in series of White House
                 sit-downs against Reagan administration cuts
                 & involvement with El Salvador
       Jl 3-14   Neo-Nazi Front riots in London & a dozen other English cities
       July 29   Prince Charles weds Lady Diana
       Aug       IBM introduces the Personal Computer (PC)
       Aug       Reagan ?signs? income tax reductions for rich (explain)
       Aug 1     Seventh hunger striker dies, Belfast
       Aug 3     12,000 air-traffic controllers go on strike
       Aug 5     Reagan breaks air-traffic controllers strike
                 by hiring non-union workers
       Aug 6     Reagan endorses neutron bomb
       Aug 20    Tenth & last hunger striker dies, Belfast
81     end Aug   Mexico announces inability to pay interest on its debt
       Aug 24    South Africa invades Angola
       Sept      Mortgage rates 17.71%
       Oct       Weatherpeople surface with bungled robbery
       Oct       Papandreou & Socialist party elected in Greece,
                 on platform including a call for shutdown of American bases
       Oct 22    Cancun: 22 Third World leaders convene in Mexico
       Nov       West German protest (?Cruise)
       Dec       CQ: Bioregional Quiz
81     Dec 13    Solidarity crushed in Poland - martial law imposed
       Dec 26    Supreme Court upholds right of 3 Indian tribes to use gill
                 nets to fish in Lakes Michigan, Superior, & Huron

                 Bob Marley dies
when?            Michael Jackson

                 Reds, Tell Me A Riddle
                 My Dinner with Andre (Louis Malle)
                 Cutter's Way, Soldier Girls
                 Heartland, Gallipolli
                 El Salvador: Another Vietnam
                 (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
                 Pixote, Zoot Suit
                 The French Lieutenant's Woman
                 Mon Oncle d'Amerique - Alain Resnais
                 Perfumed Nightmare - Kidlat Tahimik
                 ?Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
                 ?Man of Iron - Andrzej Wajda

                 Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
                 - Fisher & Ury

1982             Recession of 81-82 ("Worst since the 1930s")
                 ("Due to Paul Volcker's tight money policies")
                 Highest unemployment since 1940/WWII: 10.8% / 11 mill people
                 Peak year of U.S. arms exports to third world countries
                 mid-year: Stock market starts great rise
                 Highest rate of business failures since 1933
                 (including Banks - from ca 9 to 42 & S&L's)
                 Texas (Houston) oil-based boom starts to go bust
                 Three +? increases in prime rate (July: 13%)
                 Unemployed steelworkers organize ad hoc relief
                 programs such as Northeastern Minnesota Food Shelves
                 Divorce rates, rising through the 60's & 70's,
                 peak in 1979 and 1981, and stabilize
                 early 82: public officials disclose that toxic solvents
                 from Fairchild semiconductor's south San Jose plant
                 have contaminated Silicon Valley water supply
                 (-> high tech not so clean)
82               NY Fire Dept hires women
                 Congress places moratorium on ocean dumping of nuclear
                 wastes until the end of 84
                 Amory & Hunter Lovins found Rocky Mountain Institute
                 Mime Troupe: Factwino Meets the Moral Majority
                 & Last Tango in Huahuatenango
                 (Jane Fonda workout)
                 John Belushi dies
                 (USA Today started)
                 ?First nuclear-free zone municipality declared
                 Santa Monica mayor Ruth Yanatta Goldway loses re-election
                 to David Epstein of All Sa Mo Coalition
                 ?to Dennis Zane??
82               Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) founded
                 Scandel at Swami Muktananda's ashram
                 In the 10 years since DDT banned, bald eagle, osprey,
                 brown pelican & peregrine falcon populations have increased
                 Return of Halley's Comet after 77 years
                 First implant of an artificial heart

82     Jan       Greece asks removal of American nukes
                 if no progress in making Balkan peninsula nuke-free zone
       Jan 7     Reagan continues draft registration
       Jan 8     AT&T lawsuit settled: AT&T gives up the 22 local Bell
                 System phone companies
       Feb 1     General Motors announces small profit for 4th qtr 81
       (Feb      Mexico devalues peso)
       Feb       Dresden peace demo - first in E Ger since 54
                 call for disarmament & sing Lennon's Give Peace A Chance
       Mar 2     Great Britain reduces price of its North Sea oil by
                 4 dollars/barrel to 31 dollars/ barrel (2nd cut in a
                 month by Brits)
       Mar 20    OPEC agrees to cut its oil production to 17.5 mill
                 barrels/day (1979 production was 31 mill barrels/day)
       Apr 2     Argentina seizes the Falkland Islands, U.K. sends navy
82     Apr       U.S. orders demolition of homes in Navajo/Hopi
                 "Joint Use Area", elders resist
       A 18-25   Ground Zero Week - Nuclear Freeze
       Apr 19    U.S. re-bans travel to Cuba
       Apr ?     United Nations Law of the Sea, international sea treaty,
                 completed after ten years negotiations among 151
                 nations (rejected by Pres Reagan in July & still not
                 signed by US)
       May 18    Rev. Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax fraud
       June 1    The Revolutionary Cells Terrorist Group explodes bombs
                 at 4 U.S. military bases in West Germany
       June 12   700,000 Nuc Freeze march from U.N. to Central Park
                 Largest protest in NYC's history
                 NY Central Park & LA Rose Bowl: hundreds of thousands
                 sing Lennon's "Imagine"
       when?     Peace & Freedom NYC march (is this the same?
       June      when? Tom Hayden elected to Calif State Assembly
                 ($1.7 mill campaign)
       June??    Gore Vidal not elected to Calif. Senate
       June      Calif: Peripheral Canal (Prop. 9) defeated
       June 15   USSR announces at U.N. that Brezhnev has pledged
                 no first use of nuclear weapons
       June      Reagan vetoes Congressional settlement of American Indian
                 water rights claim (Papago tribe of Arizona)
       June 17   Natl Marine Fisheries Service of US Dept of Commerce,
                 after 14 month SAM-SCAM investigation of illegal fish sales on
                 the Columbia River - using wire taps, body microphones,
                 aerial reconnaissance photography & river patrols, &
                 zeroing in on the 147-mile stretch between the Bonneville
                 and McNary Dams where only Indians fish under the 1974
                 Boldt decision based on the 1855 treaty, raids camp of
                 and arrests David SoHappy, 50, Howard Jim, 65,
                 & 73 other Indians.
       June 24   ERA supporters admit defeat: 33 states have ratified in 10
                 years, 3 short of the three-quarters needed by the
                 June 30 deadline
       Jul 15    Rev Sun Myung Moon performs a mass-marriage for 4,150

       Jul 23    International Whaling Commission votes to ban all
                 commercial whaling effective 86
       Aug 4     US Court of Appeals rules that all new autos
                 sold after Sept 83 must have seat belts
       Aug       IRS rules Mother Jones magazine is commercial
                 & removes its tax exempt status
       Aug       Interest rates start to fall,
                 Stock Market starts series of sharp rises
       Sept 12   First dump trucks loaded with PCBs drive into Afton,
                 Warren County, North Carolina, the poorest county in
                 the state, are met by vigil of 50 to 300 protestors
                 waiting daily for the last month; 510 arrests made
82     Sept      First Amer Indian International Tribunal held at
                 Deqanawida-Quetzalqualtal Univ in Davis to gather
                 testimony from native peoples of the world on the
                 economic effects of U.S. foreign & domestic policies
                 Also world pilgrimage of indigenous peoples from 450
                 countries arrives at Yellow Thunder Camp in South
                 Dakota to help save it from usurpation by coal and
                 uranium corporations
       Oct 8     Polish government bans Solidarity
       Oct 19    John Delorean, chairman of Delorean Motor Co,
                 arrested LA on possession of 59 lbs cocaine (explain)
82     Nov       Deukmejian elected gov Calif (was this vs Bradley?)
                 (end of Jerry Brown's term as Calif governor)
       Nov 3     Stock Market rises record 43.41 points
                 to close at all-time high of 1,065.49
                 But recession is deepening: Oct unemp rose to 10.4%
                 (11.6 million) & industrial production has 13th decline
                 in 15 months; utilization of factory capacity is 68.4%,
                 the lowest since record-keeping began in 1948
       Nov 5     Demo at Honeywell, Minnesota's largest defense contractor,
                 36 arrested
       Nov 13    Viet Veterans Memorial "Wall" dedicated, Wash. D. C.
       Dec       In These Times: Jerry Rubin holding Business
                 Networking salons
       Dec?      Bethlehem Steel lays off 10,000
       Dec 17    Federal District Court Judge decides not to grant
                 preliminary injunction against completion of the
                 Gasquet-Orleans Road thru Siskiyou Indian religious area
82     Dec 22    Congress passes first version Boland amendment (411-0)
                 which prohibited covert efforts by the President to
                 overthrow the Nicaraguan government

                 *Springsteen: Nebraska
                 Eddie Murphy
                 U2: War (is this their first?)
                 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: The Message
                 (first Hip-Hop)
                 late 82: First Hearts of Space on KQED

                 Sophie's Choice, Tootsie, Diva, Missing,
                 Soldier Girls, El Salvador: Another Vietnam, Missing
                 Blade Runner
                 Quest for Fire, E.T., Poltergeist
                 Fitzcarraldo, Burden of Dreams
                 (Chan is Missing - Wayne Wong)
                 Moonlighting (Pols in London)
                 (The World According to Garp)
                 (Atomic Cafe)

                 Jonathan Schell: The Fate of the Earth
                 Edible Landscaping
                 Dreaming the Dark - Starhawk
                 G Spot
                 Frances Moore Lappe publishes revised Diet fora Small Planet

1983             First year of (small) U.S. trade deficit with Europe
                 Bank failures continue to rise (ca 47)
                 but "economy expanding" for next 6 years
                 Number of Americans over 65 surpasses number of
                 teenagers (July) (WER Spring 89 p.85)
                 First Calif condor chick born in captivity
                 Sally Ride becomes first Amer woman in space
                 253 Marines killed in suicide bombing in Beirut
                 Scott Nearing dies at age 100

       May 15    NYT: Vast Office Glut Plagues Downtowns:
                 Average vacancy rate across the nation hits 10.8% in March
                 (includes Denver, Houston, Chicago, etc) up from 3.4% in 1980
                 AIDS worries
                 deaths from PCP/angel dust
                 Garry Trudeau takes a year off doing Doonesbury
                 ripped sweatshirts "a la Flashdance"
                 anti-nuke: Shoreham
83               (Apple Computer hires Sculley)

       when?     Southern Poverty Law Center firebombed by KKK.
                 Three KKK caught & convicted.

       early     Hopi & Navajo both elect new tribal chairs (Hopi: Ivan
                 Sidney; Navajo: Peterson Zah) who work to resolve
                 historic dispute between the two tribes
       Jan       New Calif Gov Deukmejian extradites Dennis Banks (52)
                 to South Dakota, where most of the
                 40 AIM members murdered since 74 were killed.
                 Banks flees to New York.
       Jan 3     Times Beach, Mo. declared disaster area due to dioxin
       Jan 4     Colorado farmers protest foreclosures
       Jan 22    3000 West Germans protest construction of new runway at
                 Frankfurt airport
       Feb       Economic indicators begin to show upturn in economy
83     Mar 14    OPEC lowers oil prices for the first time
                 (34 to 29 dollars/barrel)
       Mar       Greens win over 5% of vote in W German elections
       Mar       Animal rights activists confront U.C. Berkeley over
                 E.I.R. for new animal facility
       Mar 25    Congress passes legislation to "rescue" the Social
                 Security System from bankruptcy (by putting a greater
                 burden on younger wage-earners) (explain)
       April     SF Zen Center roshi asked to leave
       April     Reagan vetos Congressional settlement of American Indian
                 land claims (Pequot tribe of Connecticut)
       Apr 12    First black mayor of Chicago elected (Harold Washington)
       May 4     House passes (watered down) Nuc Freeze, to be tabled in Senate
       May       Over 1 million Sicilians have signed a petition against
                 US base at Comiso (1/5 of total pop of Sicily)
       May       Gasquet-Orleans Road bulldozers blockaded by
                 Earth First! & the Kalmiopsis Action Alliance
                 Injunction finally granted in late May
       June      Alice Kahn's article on Yuppie in Express
       July 14   Earth First! & the Oregon Natural Resources Council
                 granted preliminary injunction against building of the
                 Bald Mountain Road, after over 40 arrests
       Aug 6-7   (Hiroshima Day)
                 French freeze movement launched in meetings at Larzac
       Aug 21    Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino killed Manila
83     Aug 27    300,000 march in Washington on 20th anniversary of MLK march
                 for "Jobs, Peace, & Freedom"
                 (NYT estimates 200,000) (Almanac sez 250,000)
       Sept?     First Conference on the Fate of the Earth
       Sept?     Craxi & Socialist Party win power in Italy from
                 40 years of Christian Democrats
       Sept      Continental & Eastern Airlines file bankruptcies
                 (the first fall-outs to deregulation?)
       Oct 4-    Vietnam: A Television History (13 weekly segments)
       Oct 9     James Watt resigns as Interior Secretary
83     Oct 22    1.2 mill Germans, including 180,000 at Bonn
                 and 64 mile human chain between Stuttgart & New Ulm
                 (+ Hamburg, W. Berlin)
                 + huns of thous London + 350,000 Rome
                 + 100,000 Vienna
                 25,000 Paris, 20,000 Stockholm, 4000 Dublin
                 + 140 sites in US
       Oct 23    U.S. Marine hdqs in Beirut bombed - 241 killed;
                 (U.S. Marines have been there since 1958, when 5000 were
                 sent to protect the elected government from threatened
                 overthrow July-Oct [ck]); In Feb, Reagan removes all
                 marines from Lebanon
83     Oct 25    U.S. invasion of Grenada
       Oct 30    500,000 Dutch anti-missile rally, the Hague
       Oct 31    Conference on "The Long Term Worldwide Biological
                 Consequences of Nuclear War", Wash D.C.: Nuclear Winter
                 Scientists from the U.S., U.S.S.R. & other nations participate
       Nov       German government report finds great damage to Germany's
                 forests due to air pollution and acid rain
       mid-Nov   Cruise deployed in England
       Nov 20    The Day After shown on tv - 100 million watch
       Nov 20    German opposition Soc Dem party opposes Cruise
       Dec       Dow stops manufacture & sale of 2,4,5-T
                 (Agent Orange ingredient) in US
       Dec 11    20,000 women demo at Greenham Common anti-nuke
                 (?85- encampment)
       Dec       U.S. Steel lays off 15,500 & closes all or part of 29 mills,
                 the largest shut-down in American history
83     Dec       Dennis Banks granted asylum in the Onandaga Indian
                 Nation, NY (50,000 letters delivered to Governor Cuomo)

                 Hearts of Space goes national
                 Bergman: Fanny & Alexander
                 Never Cry Wolf
                 Trading Places (black man becomes prince)
                 Baby It's You - John Sayles
                 Staying Alive (Travolta)
                 Terms of Endearment
                 Local Hero
                 The Big Chill
                 Streamers - Altman (Viet)
                 ?Four Corners: A Natl Sac Area?
                 The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
                 Monty Python: The Meaning of Life
                 Season of Thunder (Philippine resistance)
                 Alsino and the Condor (Nicaraguan struggle)
                 Under Fire (Nicaraguan struggle)
                 The Year of Living Dangerously (Thai? war)

83               The Deindustrialization of America: Plant Closings,
                 Community Abandonment & the Dismantling of Basic
                 Industry - Bluestone & Harrison (ck - saw as 82)
                 In The Spirit of Crazy Horse - Peter Mathiessen (sp?)

1984             U.S. trade deficit with Europe jumps to $13 billion
                 U.S. trade deficit with Japan is $36.8 billion
                 "due to high U.S. dollar"
                 and U.S. banks also borrow $21.6 billion
                 Japanese invest $4.7 billion in the U.S.
                 Mergers/takeovers skyrocket (from $52.2 bill (83) to 124.8 bil
                 Bank failure rate skyrocket to worst since 1938 (79 banks)
                 (Debt $172 billion - $111 billion interest on past debts)
                 Farmers going bankrupt
                 Farm Policy Reform Act not adopted by Reagan
84               Foreign debt repayment worries 2
                 U.S. deficit worries
                 Foreign investment has doubled since 1979
                 British miners fight Thatcher's coal pit closures
                 European left asking for 35-hour week
                 Gary Hart, Jesse Jackson (& hymie statement)
                 Abortion-clinic bombings
                 male empowerment
                 Indians at Wounded Knee, aided by Tiyospaye Crisis
                 Center in Dever, starting to plant gardens,
                 arrange to re-release wild horses & re-introduce buffalo
                 Institute for Transportation & Devpmt, Wash begins
                 sending bicycles to Nicaragua
84               Southern Poverty Law Center's Klanwatch program goes to
                 court to outlaw a paramilitary army built by the
                 North Carolina Klan, which had been marching through
                 black neighborhoods.
                 When court order violated (arsenal built of stolen
                 military weapons) Klanwatch wins second suit which
                 puts North Carolina Klan out of business.
                 Chavez calls grape boycott to persuade growers not
                 to use five pesticides
84               Mime Troupe: Steeltown & 1985
                 (Newsweek: year of the Yuppie (Dec 31, 84 issue)
                 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to Oregon?
                 BCA majority in Berkeley
                 First conception of a human ovum in a surrogate mother
                 Identification of the AIDS virus
                 Astronauts fly free in space for the first time
                 Buckminster Fuller dies
                 U.K.: building begins at self-build community at Lightmoor
                 in Telford new town, awarded top prize by Prince Charles
                 for Royal Institute of British Architects, June 1987

       Jan       Weirton Steel employees buy-out plant
       Jan 12    Cholesterol is linked to heart disease after 10-yr study
                 by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
       Jan 25    INFACT (Infant Formula Action Coalition) wins settlement
                 with Nestle Corporation after seven year boycott
       Feb 13    FTC approves Texaco purchase of Getty Oil
       Mar 5     Standard Oil of Calif buys Gulf
       Mar       Major U.S. banks raise prime lending rate from 11 to 11.5%,
                 the first increase since August 83
       Mar 13    Reagan agrees to cleanup Bikini Atoll of nuclear
                 contamination so Bikinians can return (est 42 million)
       Mar 14    Hard Rock Cafe
       Mar 30    U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, & Colombia agree to give
                 Argentina $500 million aid to meet its payments
                 on its $43.6 billion debt
       Apr 5     Banks raise prime rate from 11.5 to 12% (highest since Oct 82)
       Apr 6     Federal Reserve Board raises its rate from 8.5 to 9%
       Apr       CIA reveals its participation in / mining of Nicaraguan harbor
84     May       Dutch government appears to conclude
                 it cannot accept missile deployment
       May 3     Iran, Iraq attack ships in Persian Gulf
       May 7     Veterans & 7 chemical companies settle Agent Orange suit
                 (out of court): 15,000 vets & families to get $180 mill
       May 10    US govt held negligent in above-ground testing of nuclear
                 weapons in Nevada from 51 to 62, though only one cancer
                 victim compensated
84     May       The MX program barely survives a House vote
       May 15    Senate Foreign Relations Committee rejects Reagan nominee
                 (for head of U.S. Information Agency)
       M21-26    First North American Bioregional Congress meets in
                 Excelsior Springs, Ozarkia bioregion, Missouri
       May 23    Contra Eden Pastora admits receiving CIA aid
       May 24    Longest Run leaves NYC, 51 days to Sacto
       Jun 1     Dutch cabinet votes to postpone its decision on
                 accepting Cruise missiles until Nov 1, 85
       Jun 9     150,000 in London protest Cruise missiles
       Jun 14    Reagan agrees to talks with USSR about nuc weapons control
       J 22-24   SLATE reunion, Berkeley
       July      Reagan's Advisory Council on Oceans and Atmosphere recommend
                 that the U.S. govt "reconsider" disposal of nuclear
                 waste at sea
       July      P.M. David Lange of New Zealand comes out against
                 nuclear warships in New Zealand's waters
       July      In the biggest environmental protest in the Soviet countries,
                 6-7,000 Hungarians have signed a petition protesting plan
                 to dam or divert the Danube River for a hydroelectric project
       Jul 25    Volcker says Fed will not tighten growth in money supply
                 to control inflation (any more)
       Jl 30-    Aug 3  Heaviest trading ever on Stock Market
                 Stock Market rises 87.46 pts to 1,202.08 (Aug 3 - 36 pts)
                 Even as economy slows
       fall?     Voter Registration in attempt to defeat Reagan:
                 xxx new voters registered (ITT)
84     Aug 2     Census Bureau: Poverty rate up 15.2% in 83, highest since 65
                 (to 35.3 million poor)
       Aug       Australia, New Zealand, and 12 other Pacific island members
                 of the Pacific Forum declare the area a nuclear-free zone,
                 including ban on French nuclear testing & possible dumping
                 of nuclear waste by Japan and the U.S.
       Oct 17    Britain drops its oil price 1.35/barrel
       Oct 18    Nigeria, member of OPEC, drops its oil price 2/barrel
       Oct 20    Reagan vetoes bill to improve Federal health care
                 for American Indian reservations
       Oct 20    Repeat of European anti-missile protests
       Oct 28    OPEC decides to cut oil production
       Nov       Boston area is prohibited from adding new commercial sewer
                 connections until it cleans up its aged sewer system
                 which has been dumping 6 billion gallons raw sewage
                 a year into Boston harbor
       Nov       Pledge of Resistance campaign
       when?     Mitch Snyder, head of the Community for Creative Non-Violence
                 goes on hunger strike to get fed govt to make an abandoned
                 bldg available to street people. Eve of election,
                 Reagan & Dept of Health & Human Services capitulate
84     Nov       Reagan re-elected (versus Mondale/Ferraro)
                 but Democratic Congress
       Dec 3     Bhopal Union Carbide pesticide factory disaster
                 kills 2,000 and injures some 50,000 in India
       Dec 11    20,000 women anti-nuke demo at Greenham Common
       Dec       Department of Energy narrows choice of nuclear waste
                 sites west of the Mississippi River to three:
                 Washington, Texas, Nevada (after activism on original
                 nine sites through the late 70s)
       Dec 22    Bernhard Goetz, riding on NYC subway, shoots & wounds
                 4 teen-age boys after one of them asks for 5 dollars
       Dec?      FSM 20-year celebration (is this when it was?)

                 Boy George
                 *Springsteen: Born in the USA
                 "World Beat"

                 TV: Saturday Night Live (still)
                 (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
                 Wild Style (break dancing) (or was this 83?) (or 82)
                 Seeing Red
84               Silkwood (movie)
                 Paris, Texas - Wim Wenders
                 Moscow on the Hudson
                 Sugar Cane Alley
                 The Cotton Club
                 When the Mountains Tremble (Guatemalan struggle)
84               El Norte (Guatemalan refugees) (shot in Mexico)
                 Nicaragua: No Pasaran (David Bradbury, Australian)
                 farmers: The River, The Dollmaker, Country
                 Iceman (prehistoric man)
                 ?Hopi: Songs of the Fourth World
                 The Gods Must Be Crazy
                 The Brother From Another Planet - John Sayles
                 (Ah Ying - Allen Fong (did Father & Son - 81)

                 The Sixties Papers
                 Green Politics - Fritjof Capra & Charlene Spretnak
                 ?Robert Reich: The Next American Frontier
                 Alperowitz & Faux: Rebuilding America
                 Indian Country: Peter Matthiessen
                 William Gibson: Neuromancer
                 Utne Reader

1985             Dollar reaches peak high: ca 250 yen and ca 3.50 mark
                 "Yen suddenly doubles in value, largely at US instigation"
                 U.S. a debtor nation (Sept 20 NYT)
                 U.S. arms exports to third world countries decline strongly
                 Worries about glut economy
                 T-Boone Pickens?
                 Ivan Boesky pleads guilty of fraud on Wall Street
                 Europeans having trouble with unemployment
                 Farmers recession ("due to high dollar")
                 No longer lower wages overseas
                 People Express (airline)
                 ?GM-Toyota joint venture auto plant opens Fremont, Calif.
                 ?Sanctuary movement (gets media notice)
                 (actually began 80 in Arizona)
                 Mother of Michael Donald, young black man who was lynched
                 in 81 by KKK, sues KKK with the Southern Poverty Law Center
                 Fundamentalists Anonymous formed
                 Use of crack cocaine becomes a national problem
85               Swiss become first country in Europe to require catalytic
                 converters on automobiles & to begin selling lead-free
                 gasoline needed to work with them, in effort to deal
                 with the death of their forests
                 Petris bill requiring warning signs when dangerous
                 pesticides are sprayed on a field finally passed by
                 California legislature but vetoed by Gov. Deukmejian
                 Efforts to pass bottle bills in Florida, NJersey, Penn
                 (7 other states already have them)
                 Work begins at VPL on creation of Virtual Reality machinery
                 DSA active through 85-> (Michael Harrington dies July 89)
                 Virtual ban on leaded gasoline
                 U.K.: black uprisings in Handsworth (Birmingham)
                 & Broadwater Farm [hsg devmt] (Tottenham, ne London - Oct)

85     Jan       P.M. David Lange of New Zealand refuses to allow US Navy
                 destroyer into port which might be carrying nuclear weapons
       Jan       Mono Lake (Rush Creek) fight starts?
       Jan 30    OPEC cuts oil prices
       Feb 5     P.M. Robert Hawke of Australia refuses to allow US use
                 of bases to monitor an MX missile test
       Feb       US auto workers announce record profits (= recovery)
       Feb 13    South African police arrest 13, nearly all the leaders
                 of the United Democratic Front (main opposition group)
       F 18-21   South African police kill 18 demonstrators at Crossroads
                 near Capetown, injure 200
       Feb       by end, some 1900 arrested in the US demonstrating against
                 South African apartheid in last several months
       Feb?      On 25th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre (1960),
                 South African police kill 69
       Mar 1     ABC bought by Capital Cities Communications, Inc.
                 (Biggest merger in US history outside the oil industry)
       Mar 21    During funeral march for 3 killed in Sharpeville
                 memorial demo, South African police kill 19
85     Mar 11    Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of U.S.S.R.
       Mr-Ap?    Kesterson starts?
       Apr       Mono Lake (Rush Creek) decision
       Apr       Farley Mowat denied entry into U.S.
       Ap 1      EPA orders end to dumping of sludge off the New Jersey coast
       Apr 4     Congress rejects Reagan's appeal for support for Nic contras
       Apr 7     Gorbachev announces USSR moratorium (til Nov) on deployment
                 of intermediate-range nuclear missiles
       A 16-My   South Africa divestment (UC Berk) (shantytowns)
       Apr 18    Ted Turner launches bid to take over CBS
85     May       Nature publishes new research by Dr. Joe Farman
                 which indicates ozone layer levels are falling
       May 1     Reagan ends U.S. trade with Nicaragua
       May 2     Senate votes to limit Pentagon spending to 85 levels,
                 adjusted for inflation
       May 12    Washington Post reports Lebanese counterterrorist unit
                 responsible for car bomb in Beirut suburb which killed
                 80 on March 8 was trained by the CIA
       May 12    Philadelphia police bomb & destroy 61 row houses & kill 11
                 in confrontation with anarchist group MOVE
       May 17    Fed cuts interest rate to 7.5% (lowest since 78)
                 Two major banks immed drop rate 10.5 to 10%
       May 20    (Next trading day) Stock Market rises 19.54 pt
                 to finish above 1300 for the first time
       May 23    Reagan & Senate agree to compromise limiting MX missiles to 50
       June 2    General Motors acquires Hughes Aircraft
       June 5    Senate votes to ask Reagan to stay within SALT II treaty limit
       June 10   Reagan announces U.S. will
       June 11   Gorbachev calls for economic reforms in USSR
       June 27   Senate refuses to approve Reagan appointee for
                 associate attorney general
       June?     Pesticide Action Network names list of "Dirty Dozen"
                 pesticides used internationally which should be banned
85     July 13   Live Aid Concert raises $70,000 for African famine relief
                 17 hour broadcast on radio & tv to 152 countries
                 from live locations in London & Phil attended by 160,000
                 Baez, Bowie, Dylan, Jagger, McCartney, Elton John,
                 Tina Turner take part
                 (previously did USA for Africa with "We Are the World")
       J 15-27   12,000 women attend U.N. World Conference of Women, Kenya
       July      Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior, protesting France's
                 approaching nuclear tests in the region, is sunk in
                 Auckland harbor, NZ by French secret service
       August    United Farm Workers starts campaign against "Deadly
                 Dozen" worst pesticides still in use in the U.S.
85     Aug 11    Leakage of toxic gas from Union Carbide ?pesticide plant,
                 W. Virginia
       Sept 1    To avert Senate's passage of South African sanctions,
                 Reagan announces more restrained sanctions
                 (11 western nations have already imposed sanctions)
       Sept      Unemployment, which has stayed at 7.2% for 6 months,
                 finally drops to 6.9% (lowest since 1980)
       Sept?     Mex City earthquake gets too much aid
85     Oct       Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh arrested (& deported)
       Oct 26    Australian govt gives Ayers Rock back to the Aborigines
       Nov 15    Great Britain & Republic of Ireland sign agreement giving
                 the Republic consultive role in governing of N. Ireland
85     Nov       Oil prices about 28/barrel
       Dec 2     General Dynamics execs indicted for defense contract fraud
       Dec 8     OPEC announces new strategy to compete for world oil market
                 In next few days, oil futures drop from 28.74 to
                 25.23/barrel, then recover somewhat
       (Dec 8    Guatemala elects civilian pres after 30 yrs mil rule)
                 (is this significant?)
       Dec 11    General Electric to buy RCA
       Dec 11    Congress passes Gramm-Rudman forced reductions in deficit
       Dec       Uprising of New Zealand Maori youths, Auckland

                 "Big music scene LOS ANGELES" (RS: Madchester article)

                 The Killing Fields  (end 84) (saw again as 84)
                 Witness (Amish)
                 Alamo Bay - Louis Malle (Viet fishermen in Texas)
                 White Nights (Gregory Hines & Baryshnikov as defectors)
85               Brazil
85               Desperately Seeking Susan
                 (Back to the Future)
                 Mime Troupe: Troupers (the movie)

                 Habits of the Heart - Bellah et al
                 Women Who Love Too Much - Robin Norwood
                 Deep Ecology - Devall & Sessions
                 Acid Dreams - Lee & Shlain
                 Uncovering the Sixties: The Life & Times of the
                 Underground Press - Abe Peck

1986             Volcker tight money policy almost causes another recession
                 Interest rates down (ca 8%)
                 worries over third world debts
                 U.S. bank failures ca. 140 and rising;
                 1600 banks in trouble (FDIC list)
                 U.S. trade deficit with Japan grows to $58 billion  ?51
                 and U.S. banks borrow $46 billion
                 Dollar starts to drop steeply against the yen and mark
                 (or is it be devalued?) -> tourism to U.S. increases
                 Insurance companies raise their liability rates
                 (at end of 86, declare 11.5 billion net income)
                 Ivan Boesky accused
                 Fourteen socially responsible investment funds
                 Sanctuary Movement court case (get more)
                 (creole cuisine?)
       when?     California voters adopt Prop 65 Toxics Initiative
                 with mechanism for citizen enforcement -> law suits
       when?     Calif leg passes Bottle Bill (AB 2020)
       when?     Immigration Reform Act (ck name) grants amnesty
                 to illegal immigrants workers (ck details)
86               U.K.: Greater London Council & 6 metropolitan counties

86     Jan 1     Gorbachev asks for world ban on atomic weapons
       Jan       NYC finally stops pumping up to 150 million gallons of
                 raw sewage into the Hudson River daily, with the opening
                 of new North River Water Pollution Control Plant
       Jan 16    Energy Dept announces 12 potential nuclear waste sites
                 in eastern U.S., including Penobscot site in Maine only
                 re-granted to them six years before and four other tribal site
       Jan 20    U.S. officially observes Martin Luther King Day for first time
       Jan       oil prices lowered again (from 15 to 10 dollars/barrel)
                 (worries about the effect of lowered oil prices)
                 (effect on Texas starts) (also Mexico starts to go into debt)
       Jan 28    Space Shuttle Challenger explodes, space program put on hold
       Jan       Unemployment rate 6.6%, lowest in 6 years
       Feb       (mid) oil prices in the 15-16/barrel range
                 -> Stock Market buying frenzy
       Feb 6     Stock Market closes above 1600 for first time
       Feb       Texas Air takes over Eastern Airlines to create
                 largest U.S. airline
86     Feb       Field testing of genetically engineered bacteria to
                 reduce frost damage on strawberry plants planned by
                 Advanced Genetic Sciences of Oakland, California
                 banned by Monterey (Calif.) County Board of Supervisors
       Feb 16    Duvaliers flee Haiti after 28-year rule by the family
       Feb 19    Senate finally ratifies 1948 U.N. treaty outlawing genocide
                 (90 other nations have already ratified)
       Feb 27    Stock Market closes above 1700 for first time
       Feb 27    Marcos's flee Philippines, Aquino in after Feb 7 election
       Feb       Consumer prices fall for first time since who knows when,
                 continue dropping into May
       Mar 7     Fed cuts prime rate 7.5 to 7% (lowest since 78)
                 following lead of central banks in W Ger, Fr, Japan
       Mar       Two Lyndon LaRouche supporters chosen in
                 Illinois Democratic primary for Lt Gov & Sec State
                 Attention turns to LaRouche supporters who have gotten
                 themselves onto other state ballots
       Mar 19    Reagan & Canada's Mulroney finally agree on acid rain actions
       (Mar 27   Senate approves 100 mill for Nic contras)
       Apr 15    US bombs Libya base
       Apr 18    South Africa finally ends pass laws
86     Apr 25    Explosion starts meltdown at Chernobyl near Kiev
                 in the USSR Ukraine
       May 12    Drexel Burnham Lambert charged with illegal "insider trading"
       May 25    Hands Across America: 5 million attempt to form human
                 chain across US & donate 10 dollars to aid hungry & homeless
                 in US, from Battery Park, NYC to Long Beach, Calif.
                 & Sport Aid: 20 million in 266 cities in 76 countries
                 run in benefit for hunger in Africa
       June 11   South Africa: "State of Emergency" imposed
       June 16   Despite arrests, millions stay home in South African
                 black trade union strike on 10th anniversary Soweto uprising
       Aug 4     OPEC agrees to cut oil production
                 Within days, oil prices rise from 11.50 to 15/barrel
86     Sept 4    Stock Market hits all time high of 1919.71, starts to level of
       Sept 11   Stock Market has fallen 86.61 pts to 1792.89
       Sept 15   Texas Airlines buying out People Express & its
                 ill-advised acquisition, Frontier Airlines
       Sept 21   35 nations adopt treaty to reduce risk of accidental war,
                 including USSR agreement to on-site inspections
       Sept 27   Congress passes Tax Reform Act (affects 87) (after 2 yrs)
       Oct 2     Congress overrides Reagan's veto to pass South African sanctio
       Oct 3     Congress requires schools to inspect for asbestos hazards

86     Nov 1     Rhine River disaster: 30 tons of mercury and pesticides
                 wash into the river during a
                 fight against a fire at Sandoz AG warehouse in Basel, Switz;
                 several days later, Ciba-Geigy admits it "accidentally" releas
                 900 pounds of pesticide into the river hours before
       Dec 4     Hundreds of thousands of French students march
                 against Chirac's higher education bill
       Dec 20    Three black men attacked by bat-wielding young whites
                 in Howard Beach neighborhood, Queens, NYC;
                 one of them, Michael Griffith (23) hit by a car and
                 dies during flight

                 ??Paul Simon: Graceland (or was this 87?)

                 The Color Purple - the movie (Dec 85)
                 Woody Allen: Hannah & Her Sisters
                 My Beautiful Launderette
                 She's Gotta Have It
                 (Peggy Sue Got Married)
                 ??Kiss of the Spider Woman
                 Men - Doris Dorrie (Ger)
                 A Great Wall - Peter Wang
                 (Sid and Nancy)
                 Star Trek IV
                 Contrary Warriors (Crow Indian struggle)

1987             First trillion-dollar national budget
                 SPLC's Klanwatch wins 7 million dollar judgement against
                 the KKK for Michael Donald's murder - including deed to
                 national headquarters of the United Klans of America
                 135+ counties and municipalities have voted to become
                 nuclear-free zones
                 Over half the couples getting married have lived
                 together beforehand (Manchester Guard Wkly, Dec 31, 89)
                 Gorbachev announces policies of glasnost & perestroika
                 Intifada uprising starts among Palestinians in Israel
                 Safe sex ads

??               restriction of foreign musicians
??               John Berger's book on restoration volunteer heroes
       when?     Prairie Home Companion last show
       when?     Columbia protest
       when?     First national U.S. Greens conference (Amherst, Mass.)
       when?     Congress extends Clean Water Act (over Reagan's veto?)
                 Joseph Giovannini coins the word "deconstructivism"
                 to describe the new architectural style of Frank Gehry,
                 Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, and
                 the Coop Himmelblau
       spring?   Max Headroom, computer-generated character from
                 Britain, premiers on U.S. tv

       Jan       Greens win 8.3% in German elections
       Jan       Environmentalists, unionists & community members from
                 BASF plant in Louisiana join Green Party in W. Ger.
                 to protest Rhine River damage by BASF
       Feb??     Mar: Brazil announces suspension of debt payments
87     Mar?      Contra cease-fire - Nicaragua
       Apr       Dollar starts to fall, but is propped up & rises
                 Stock market soars
                 Brazil suspends payment of interest on debts
                 U.S. threatening to tariff Japan if it does not stop
                 "dumping" microchips
       Apr       1,100 demo at Honeywell, Minneapolis against
                 manufacture of nuclear weapons;
                 arrests since 81 total 1,820 (NYT Business 9/20/87)
       Apr 16    U.S. Patent Office announces genetically engineered
                 animals can be patented          when was seed patent law?
       Apr       New Jersey requires statewide garbage seperating
       May       Start Stock Market downfall predictions
       May 4?    Immigration amnesty program (1 year) starts
       June      Soviet doctors visit Leonard Peltier in prison (Canada)
       (June     Sup Ct decision on So Cal church vs LA County flood control)
87     July      First debt-for-nature swap announced
                 (Bolivia's Beni Biosphere Reserve)
       July      Hearings on Iran-Contra (Oliver North, etc)
       Aug       200 dolphins washed ashore from Virginia to Maine,
                 dead of unknown disease; thousands of fish, crabs,
                 & eels suffocated in North Carolina estuaries,
                 apparently due to low levels of oxygen;
                 disease ravaged Chesapeake Bay oyster beds;
                 lobsters were asphyxiated in their pots by a
                 brown tide of algae
       Aug 6     Hodel: Hetch Hetchy
       Aug 7     Cease fire Central America (Arias peace plan)
                 and no S.F. homeporting
       Aug 12    Stock Market crashes
87     Aug 15&16 Harmonic convergence
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       Sept 1    Brian Wilson loses legs at Concord Naval Weapons Station
       Sept      (Turning third world debt into bonds)
       Sept?     Ecuador debt-for-nature swap
       wk of S14 Reagan & Gorbachev to sign arms reduction treaty
       Oct 5     Supreme Court refuses to hear Peltier appeal
       Oct?      Bork hearings
       Oct 11    Second Lesbian Gay March, Wash DC, again unreported by press
       Oct       prime interest rate raised to 9 1/4 (fifth raise this year)
       Oct 16&19 Wall Street: stock market falls 508 points
                 & US attack on Iran oil platforms
       Nov?      Cuban refugees uprising - Oakdale? prison
       Nov 12    Unita/SA defeat in Angola (re-check)
       Nov       California Rural Legal Assistance and
                 California Agrarian Action Project win suit (started
                 1979) against University of California for preferential
                 research for large agri-business farmers

                 ?Ruben Blades
                 ?Ladysmith Black Mambazo

                 TV: Vietnam series, Thirtysomething
87               Woody Allen: Radio Days
                 Dirty Dancing
                 La Bamba (Luis Valdez plays Richie Valens)
                 Platoon (saw as 86)
                 Cry Freedom, Mandela, Walker
                 Hollywood Shuffle, Ironweed
                 (Matewan - Sayles)
                 Withnail and I
                 (The Witches of Eastwick)
                 I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
                 Good Morning, Vietnam
                 (Fatal Attraction)
                 (Hope and Glory)
                 (My Life as a Dog)
                 Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
                 Fire From the Mountain (Nicaraguan struggle)
                 The East/The West (film by Kiyoshi Miyato on American Indians)

                 Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow - Sinetar
                 Growing a Business - Hawken
                 The Great Depression of 1990 - Ravi Batra (summer?)

       when?     nearly every W. Af. country receives offers for
                 accepting hazardous waste
                 ?ARDIS (Assoc for Responsible Dissent): Philip Agee,
                 John Stockwell, Verne Lyon, Ralph McGehee,
                 Philip Roettinger, Ilona Maria Lorenz
                 ?Brits buying up US?
                 ?Loni Hancock elected mayor of Berkeley
                 Worst drought in 50 years & warmest Jan-May on record
                 Farms in south & midwest devastated
                 Forest fires
                 Global warming draws public interest
                 Three million homeless in U.S. (sez EWJ)
                 Federal "Drug Czar" appointed to lead war on illegal drugs

       Jan       Restoring the Earth Conference
       Jan 26    Aust Aborigines mark Aust 200th anniversary as "invasion day"
       Feb       EEC decides on 1992 Single European Market
                 (end to internal barriers)
       Feb       Costa Rica's La Selva Protected Zone debt-for-nature swap
       Feb       G.E. workers agree to pay cut to keep their jobs
       Feb 3     Contra-Aid debate, Ft. Bragg offshore oil drilling hearing
       Mar 16    Puget Sound oil spill, Iranscam indictments
       Mar 17    US soldiers sent to Honduras
       Mar 24    Another Stock Market drop
       Apr 18    Attack on Iraq + Palestinian leader shot
       Apr 26    ?Shell oil spill - Suisun
88     Apr 25    Greenpeace & the Danish Government debate
                 Association of Martime Incinerators before scientific
                 committee of the London Dumping Convention over
                 proposal for world-wide
                 ban on incineration of toxic wastes at sea, which
                 European countries have been doing since 1969
                 (about 90,000 tons toxic waste a year)
       (May      U.S. inflation worries starting again)
       May       Hungary: Kadar out after 32 years
       May       Lilco agrees to sell unfinished Long Island Shoreham
                 nuclear power plant to NY for $1 to be dismantled
                 (ck for more recent ???)
88     May-Jun   Reagan visits Gorbachev in Moscow
                 & signs xxx
       June 1    Brazilian govt recognizes Indian right to remain
                 in their territories
       Jn?       Australian govt agrees to negotiate first treaty with Aborigin
       Jn/Jl     Dollar rises (through summer) 120 to 135 yen
       June      The Khian Sea, which left Philadelphia Oct 86 with
                 10,000 tones of incinerator ash, has been refused
                 permission to dump in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic,
                 Honduras, Haiti, & Guinea-Bissau
       July-     U.K.:Big summer of House Party/Acid House all-night dance even
                 (Ecstasy at The Hacienda, Manchester)
88     July      Hospital wastes found on east coast beaches
       Jul       Sunday before 31st: 100,000 people linked hands on the
                 north German coast to protest government complacency in
                 fighting epidemic which has killed 4000 North Sea
                 seals in the last three months
       Aug       Cease fire in Angola (13 yrs civil war)
                 Cease fire in Iran-Iraq war (8 yrs)
                 USSR starts withdrawal from Afghanistan (8 1/2 yrs)
                 100,000 troops to be out by Feb 15
                 (13,00 have been killed; 22,000 wounded)
                 Hopeful initiatives underway in Cyprus & Western Sahara
                 "Vietnam may withdraw from Cambodia"
                 Poland agrees to talk with Walesa (8 yrs)
       Aug 27    55,000 attend 25th anniversary Washington Civil Rights March
       Sept 8    Boise, Idaho: 4 white supremacists plead guilty to
                 plotting bombings, robberies & the murder of Morris Dees
       Sept      NYT: Is the cold war drawing to a close?
       Sept 19   Burma & Haiti rebel
       (Sept     Savings & loans failures continuing)
88     Sept 29   80,000 in West Berlin protest IMF policies, 400 arrested
       Oct       Albert Hoffman Institute founded L.A.
                 & Switzerland re-legalizes LSD research
       Oct       Energy Dept finally admits problems with nuclear arms industry
                 and nuclear plants
       Oct       (oil prices dropping again - below 10 dollars/barrel)
88     Nov       Robert Morris sends Internet Worm (computer virus)
88     Nov       Bush elected (vs Dukakis)
                 but with Democratic Congress
                 and with both candidates supporting environmentalism
                 Also Insurance reforms (Calif)
       (Dec 7?   U.N. adopts global weather resolution) (explain?)
       Dec 8?    Gorbachev speech at U.N.
                 (then hurries home after Georgia earthquake)
       Dec 14    US agrees to talk to PLO
       Dec 23?   Peace in Namibia
       Dec?      Chico Mendes, rubber tapper & rain forest activist,
                 murdered in Brazil
       Dec       "intifada started"

                 Tracy Chapman
                 Michelle Shocked
                 K.D. Lang
                 ?Baez, Collins, + Cohen
                 + Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Pere Ubu
                 ?Japanese Taiko drums
                 Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares

                 tv: thirtysomething (when did it start?)
                 Miami Vice (ditto)

88               The Unbearable Lightness of Being (from Kundera)
                 Babette's Feast
                 School Daze (Spike Lee)
                 The Milagro Beanfield War
                 Wings of Desire - Wim Wenders
                 Bagdad Cafe
                 Colors (Dennis Hopper)
                 (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
88               Stand and Deliver (Edward Olmos plays Jaime Escalante)
                 The War in El Cedro (Viet vets go to Nicaragua)
                 The Last Temptation of Christ (Scorsese)
                 (Salam Bombay)
                 Tucker (Coppola)
                 Imagine: John Lennon
                 (Working Girl)
                 ?Rain Man
                 Mahaharata (theater)
                 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (film)
                 The Beat Generation: An American Dream (movie) (actually 87)
                 (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)

88               Paul Kennedy: The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
                 Japan Inc.
                 The Chalice & the Blade
                 Matthew Fox: The Coming of the Cosmic Christ
                 Fukuyama?: The End of History?
                 William Gibson: Mona Lisa Overdrive

                 EEC/US "on the brink of trade war"
                 Benazir Bhutto elected in Pakistan

1989             U.S. average family income regains 1973 level
                 (only with two wage-earners)

       Jan 5     Riots against African students in China
       ?         Creation Spirituality priest's banning
       Jan       Japanese Emperor Hirohito dies
                 Libyan chemical weapon plant
       Jan?      African-American (huh)
       Jan?      Germans & Nazi statement
       Jan 24    "Dow Jones back to Oct. 17 level"
       J30-F3    Record cold E & N U.S. (Alaska storm)
       Feb 4     Paraguay: Stroessner (dictator 35 years) unseated in mil coup
       Feb 9     Michael Manley, dem. socialist, re-elected P.M.  Jamaica
       Feb?      Antarctic oil spill
       Feb       ?First? public demonstrations of Virtual Reality
       F-early   March
       Feb-Mar   Tower not? confirmed (Defense Secretary)
       when?     Jerry Brown appointed head Dem. Party, Calif.
       Mar 10    Moslems win in Nazareth
       Mar 10    Hungary: new constitution
                 & Lithuania: Si-u-dees(t) to win 30/42
       Mar 13    Tibet demos
                 Neo Nazis win 6% in Hesse, Frankfurt
                 Chilean grapes - cyanide
                 Calif: handguns outlawed
                 third world debt
89     Mar 24    Exxon Valdez oil spill - Alaska
       Mar 27    USSR: first contested elections
       Mar-Apr   UK: "No winter in Europe this last year
                 & things are blooming 2 months early
       Apr 6     Viet vol GIs return, after 2 month visit
       Apr 7     Annual reclaim the test site demo ?starts
       Apr 9     Georgia, ?USSR: 17 die
                 Wash D.C. Pro-Choice March 100,000
       Apr 10    Gas prices raised
       Apr 12    Abbie Hoffman dead
                 Bush? announces renewal all water leases:
                 Orange Cove near Fresno, Friant Dam
       Apr 13    Military child care hearings
       Apr 26    Beijing demos     was this Tian?men (sp?) Square
       Apr 28    170 conscientious objectors have left South Africa in 4 years
                 Mobil leaves South Africa due to end of tax credits
       May 8     (eve) Georgia demo - 20 killed (USSR)
       May 11    Panama: govt calls election void, Bush sending troops
       May 15    Russians getting Viet to pull out of Cambodia
                 (by Sept.) -> talks w China
                 Gorbachev to China today
89     May 18    China demos in Tienamen? Square during USSR-China talks
       May 31    "18th day" China demos   ?100,000 in Tienamen Square
       Jn 3-4    China: police attack demonstrators   ?
       June 4    Solidarity wins in Poland
       June 5    Khomeini dead
                 Prime 11 1/2 -> 11%
       June 6    Sacramento: Rancho Seco voted down
       J 5-10    Uzbeck youths Fergona Valley attack Misketi Turks
       June 12   Expansion of Nat Am water rights upheld by Sup Ct
                 3rd anniversary Infact vs General Electric
                 (Livermore demo)
                 Second? anti-affirmative action Sup Ct
                 Falwell announces Moral Majority to end Aug. 31
       June      Heavy rains in Ohio, flooding in 13 eastern U.S. states
                 U.K.: drought (most since summer 1976)
       ?summer   another attempt at re-introducing the mini
       July 3    Sup Ct anti-abortion ruling
       Aug 6     S.F. Examiner announces the existence of
                 Wes Thomas's "Friday the 13th" computer virus
       Aug 23    2 million in Balkans form human chain
                 on the 50th anniversary of the secret agreement
                 which made them part of the Soviet Union
       Oct 7     Wash: Housing Now! march
       Oct 13    Dow drops 190? points
       (Oct 17   SF Earthquake)
       Oct       East Germans leaving
       Oct       Hungarian Communist party becomes officially socialist
       Oct 28    Ortega of Nicaragua announces he won't extend the cease-fire
       Nov 4     500,000 demonstrate in East Berlin
       Nov 9     /fBEast Germany opens its borders - "Berlin wall comes down"/f
       (Nov 10   East Germans cross into West Germany)
       N 13-14   Czechoslovakia opens its borders
       Nov 14    El Salvador
       Nov 17    Czech: 10-20,000 teens try to march to Wenceslaus(sp?) Square;
                 400 injured
       Nov 18    Czech: strike at schools, invitations of forbidden speakers;
                 Town meetings start; Civic Forum formed
       N 21-22   Czechoslovakia: 1 million demonstrators
                 over next week becomes general strike
       Nov 28    Czechoslovakia announces it will adopt new constitution
                 and Hungary announces first free election
       Dec 14    NATO announces troop reduction
       Dec 18    demonstrations in Romania
       (Dec 19   764,000 in current army)
89     Dec 20    US invades Panama
       Dec 22    Caescescu overthrown, Rumania
       (Dec 27   disco line dance craze)

                 Mississippi Burning
                 (36 Fillette)
                 High Hopes (U.K.)
                 Dangerous Liasons
                 New York Stories - Woody Allen
                 Dead Poets Society
                 Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
                 Comic Book Confidential
                 Story of Women/Une Affaires des Femmes (Chabrol)
                 Woody Allen: Crimes and Misdemeanors
                 Sidewalk Stories
                 Born on the Fourth of July
                 Downwind Downstream
                 Sex, Lies and Videotape
                 Roger and Me (more 1990)
                 Distant Voices, Still Lives (UK)


1990             Robert Bly

       Jan       Myles Horton dies
       Jan 22    Stock Market drops 77 points
       Jan 24    Secret Service agents raid homes of Acid Phreak
                 and Phiber Optik and confiscate computer? equipment
                 (Calif Drought Year #4)
       wk        before Feb 2? South African transit workers win strike
       Feb 2     Secret Service agents raid Len Rose, aka Terminus
       Feb 2     South African government legalizes ANC
       Feb 4     Colombia gives half its forest to indigenous tribal peoples
       Feb 7     /fBUSSR legalizes multi-party/fR
       Feb 7     Secret Service raids three more computer hackers
       Feb 11    /fBSouth Africa: Mandela released/fR
       Feb 14    Drexel Burnham Lambert junk bond kings: bankruptcy
       Feb 15    Secret Service raids Craig Neidorf, editor of Phrack
                 on-line magazine
       Feb 16    /fBLithuania    ? declares independence?
       when?     Latvia & Estonia declares independence /fR
90     Feb 21    Tokyo stock market drop (1000 yen?) "due to interest drop"
       Feb 25    Nicaraguan election: Sandanistas defeated by Chamorro
       Mar 1     Secret Service raids Steve Jackson Games
       Mar 16    GOP Lee Atwater's change of heart
       May 9     Secret Service announces 28 new hacker raids under
                 Operation Sun Devil

                 the year of the 20 years after Earth Day
                 and I bet this was the start of New York City's enviro group w
hat's their name?

       Aug       Iraq invades Kuwait
       Oct 3     Germanys reunite
       Nov 12    -14 "Clearing squatters E. Berlin"
       Nov 19    Paris: CFE treaty signed, 22 nation

                 what movies?

       (Jan      MacWorld: multimedia)
       Jan 16-   U.S. bombs Iraq out of Kuwait
       Feb 1     Calif emergency drought plan
       Feb 20    Albania uprising
       Mar 11    LA: citizen videos cop beating
       when?     USSR crack down on Lithuania
       June 11   FDIC insolvent - 440 banks failing;
                 S&Ls 80 bill + 50 bill coming +
       June 17   N Ireland: half population under 28;
                 all parties but Sinn Fein meet about home rule
                 ("after 17 years of England's involvement since
                 troubles started") 1974-
       June 21   Sup Ct: states can outlaw nude dancing;
                 no on burning draft cards
       June 21   S Af: ends ban law
       Aug 18    attempted USSR coup
       Sept 2    rioting in Britain
                 recession, city and county bankruptcies
       Oct 20    Oakland fire  (+ Bill Graham dead)
                 USSR: the hungry winter starts
       Dec       or Jan 92? USSR reformation as commonwealth
       Dec 31?   cease fire in El Salvador

                 when was Dead Poets Society
                 Alice (Woody Allen)
                 The Doors
                 To Sleep with Anger, A Rage in Harlem etc
                 Thelma & Louise
                 Dances with Wolves
                 Paris Is Burning (gay scene)
                 The Fisher King
                 The Commitments

       Dec?      or Jan 92? Simon tour to S Africa
       (Jan      MacWorld: announcement of Quicktime video capabilities)
       Jan       Wilson's budget: state college tuition hikes


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