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COME PROTEST THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES IN WINSTON-SALEM, NC ON OCT. 11!
21 Sep 2000
Exercise Your Revolutionary Rights
At the Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 11, 2000
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
NO REAL DEBATE.
NO REAL DEMOCRACY.
On Wednesday, October 11th, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, many people will be gathering to educate others about the corruption of the democratic system and to call attention to these issues. Various groups are collaborating to present clear messaging to the public. This messaging will take the form of work shops, speakers, panel discussions, street theater, demonstrations and more.
The tentative schedule includes: workshops from 12:00 until 5:00 pm; speakers and panel discussion from 5:00 until 7:00 pm with parade/march and demonstrations to follow. More details will be posted as they become available.
CALL FOR TRUE DEMOCRACY
We are experiencing a powerful pro-democracy movement in the United States. The Seattle and Washington D.C. demonstrations exposed the reality of globalization and the unchecked power of the corporate elite. Demonstrations in Philadelphia and Los Angeles furthered this movement by exposing the reality of corporate influence in the American political system. The People gathering in Winston-Salem on October 11th are demanding TRUE democracy -- government of, for, and by the PEOPLE. It's time to dissolve the corporate paradigm.
TOP TEN REASONS WHY TRUE DEMOCRACY DOESN'T EXIST
10. Those with the most money have the greatest voice.
9. Democratic and republican campaigns alike are financed by the same Corporations, insuring that corporate interests are protected.
8. Excessive petition signature requirements keep viable other-party candidates off of the election ballots.
7. Other-party candidates are excluded from the debates.
6. The rules which determine ballot and debate access are created by republicans and democrats.
5. The corporate-owned media defines campaign issues and which candidates receive coverage.
4. The electoral college, not the popular vote, determines who is elected president.
3. Perhaps conscious of the above, many citizens feel apathetic and disempowered, resulting in political inactivity.
2. First amendment rights (FREE SPEECH) are systematically denied to those who raise their "voices".
1. We live in a paramilitary police state, as evident in Seattle, D.C., Philadelphia, L.A., . . .
We Are Weary; the Time is Now!