Dr. Alan Meyers, a Boston pediatrician and member of the Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care, explains why he supports Question 5 and speculates on the national impact of the measure if Massachusetts voters should approve it. Listen to the RealAudio segment archived on Between The Lines www.btlonline.org for week ending 11/3/00
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (www.fair.org) reports that PBS is offering free air time to presidential candidates beginning from October 25 through November 3. The candidates will get two and a half minutes at the end of the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" to address viewers directly. We regret, however, that PBS has decided to extend this offer only to candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush--choosing to ignore the widespread support among the American public for third party candidates like Ralph Nader .
Discussion of the rent crisis in Boston, how it is affecting the artistic community. The Fort Point Cultural Coalition's battle against big city property owners and related issue affecting San Francisco's similar crisis.
Revolution will happen slowly and hardly, but on my point of vue certainly not by voting through parlementarism and electoral aristocracy. In a way you're right when you believe that voting for nader will change something (let's imagine that 5% of US people vote for Nader: it will put the pressure on capitalists and republicrats).
But non-electoral anarchists are right also when denouncing parlementarism. Firstly because they (and I) want to dismantle the myth of "delegation". Secondly there's the question of making revolution in the activist praxis
The two pro-imperialist parties are so close in their overarching strategies and, as we argue, the Nader/Green party is marred with terminal white chauvinism. We propose that anti-racist, anti-imperialist groups in the U.S. make a coordinated set of demands on all candidates, and focus on building a unity of program, more than a unity of vote.