Rep. Jackie Speier nearly died in a mass shooting at the time of the Jonestown massacre. She brought the dumdum bullet taken from her body to the House floor during the Democrats' sit-in.
They didn't "drink the Kool Aid." They came from all over the United States--black teachers from Los Angeles, white Pentecostals from Indianapolis, black Southern transplants at the tail end of the Great Migration, Vietnam vets and ex-hippies from San Francisco.
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And I was struck a year or two later by an article in The New York Times Magazine that reported on a woman who very much
Left for dead in the 1978 Jonestown massacre, the California congresswoman revisits the episode that sparked her career-long
My cousin died in November 1978 in the Jonestown Massacre, the largest mass murder/suicide in American history. Gene Chaikin was a lawyer for Jim Jones and Peoples Temple.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say the cremated remains of nine victims of a 1978 mass cult suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana
I sat down with its author, Fred D'Aguiar to talk about Jonestown, kids, and how he wrote this wonderful book.
In the past few years, Steve Hassan has worked with hundreds of families -- scoring numerous successes, but sometimes encountering disappointments, including threats of lawsuits -- and he's gone to school on his experiences and kept abreast of the latest academic research.
In November, I think about religious cults. November is when the Jonestown massacre happened. It was 1978 and the worst fall San Francisco had ever had. This final act was too gruesome to imagine.
Jim Jones, founder of the 8,000-member People's Temple in San Francisco, once asked Margo St. James, founder of the prostitutes' rights group, COYOTE, how he could obtain political power.
The new video for "Go Outside," the breakout hit for indie-turned-major label band Cults, is a technical and narrative marvel