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News :: Human Rights
Scandal: Did Expatriate & SoldierVote COUNT?
19 Jan 2005
U.S. CitiZeNs; ON The FrontLines Of Int. Relations- DID Expat.
& SoldierVote get Left Behind?...
A Pivotal, Hotly contested 'election of a lifetime' spurring
Worldwide interest saw OverSeas Voters registration increase
fourfold as these Americans are the Country's spokespeople, and
best face forward. Recalcitrant insistence on conflict creating
perpetual war, was on the table for We Decide, you saw the
BillBoards reminding US whose Will was to be measured- The People's! RiP van
Winkle Voters came out of the woodwork, contributing herculean
volunteer efforts & enthusiasm were unprecendented and
encouraging. NEVER in U.S. Presidential politics have MASSIVE
crowds shown up to endorse an incumbent. But to throw out, Reject
malfeasence and Get Rid of incompetence!
The 51st state, as
American's abroad were called
because of it's swing potential, an estimated 4million civilians
and 500,000 military, of course many in dubious, difficult,
dangerous and DeaDly situations, it's numbers giving it an impact
larger than the 24 smallest states. Participation was cool this
many expressing eager desire to voice their vote. Also though, a
haunting anxiety that the systemic flaws characteristic of
confusing procedures and snafus investigated by the GAO in previous
efforts at smooth and fair election process run by a mosaic of federal
& state agencies would DisCount NOT AcCount accurately the absentee
Vote. Expatriates tend heavily liberal, outnumber military
significantly and the soldiers
especially rank and file were said to be more mixed, varied not so
monolothic, or predictable as usually seen said veterans of multiple
elections. However, the pentagon, which for some reason took over
from the state department, the handling of ballots, was criticized
for registration websites not working, unequal mishandling of the
CivilianVote, absentee ballots mailed late in 8 of 15 swing states,
ballots hard to get, too many hoops to jump through and doubts
whether they would get back in time, count and be honored fairly as
a private firm owned by a republican donor and of the reelection
team, was handling ballots historically counted at local levels.
Typically 8% of absentee votes are discarded, with Bush possibly
winning the popular vote by 2-3%, HOW assured at Legit can we be?
when you also ADD the percents lost of provisionals thrown out, the
undervotes thrown out, unequal distribution of election hardware,
not random in the stunting of turnout toward one of the choices,
including GAINS from unreal certification of results with more
votes than voters, when the long lines were in the democratic
precints!. Registration going up, up, UP Machines going DOWN, down,
down, dOH! What level of fraud is sufficient to BeSmirch
Confidence? Reports below abound of systemic pre-election
suppression and NOW BlackOut and silence of OverSeas results are
Signs of a Sinister Scandal. These OverSeas American's are ambassadors, this
vote should not be treated cavalierly but be traceable, honored and
COUNTED, foreigners, frontlines in someone elses HomeLand, they
REALLY understand Vote or Die. I asked my roomate for a historical
quote which could speak to this unseemly realization, scenario
we've allowed to happen? She said there is NONE, because it has
never happened before. So I say, an UNprecendented, UNheard of,
UNfair, UNacceptable, UNnatural Results can only be Remedied,
Adjudicated, Balanced by SomeThing that hasn't happened before a,
-NewVote to Ameliorate this WaterShed MoMent! POST AS COMMENTS WHAT
OVERSEAS VOTE COUNTS. NO SoldiersVote Left Behind!
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Announcement :: Labor
IWW 1905 Founding Convention Now On-line
18 Jan 2005
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Marxist Internet Archive (MIA) has put together the papers of the Founding Convention of the IWW in a special section of the MIA. You should definitely check it out.
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News :: Organizing
Thousands to converge on DC to protest inauguration
18 Jan 2005
President George W. Bush will face a sea of protesters from all over the country when he is inaugurated Jan. 20.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Environment
JP Community Education Project needs organizing help...
18 Jan 2005
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News :: International
Nasty Israelis Give Money To Arabs For Their Holiday
18 Jan 2005
Child Allowance Payments for Israeli Arabs Advanced For Eid al-Adha
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News :: International
Yushchenko's order to clear Tent City presents no deadline
18 Jan 2005
Modified: 07:51:02 AM
Protesters in Tent City decide to await the inauguration of Yushchenko before clearing the grounds, since the document ordering the dismantling of Tent City has no deadline.
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Announcement :: International
Ukrainian Protest Coalition: We Stay until Inauguration
17 Jan 2005
Despite Yushchenko's recall of protest in Tent City, a coalition of activists declares to remain on the ground until inauguration.
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LOCAL News :: Politics
Local Military Recruiters are Issuing Fake Diplomas to Boost Recruitment
17 Jan 2005
Modified: 11:32:06 PM
An acquaintance of mine recently provided a bit of "shock and awe" by announcing that he had joined the army.
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News :: Politics
The Explosion of the 9-11 Truth Movement -- U.S. Media's Dirty Little Secret by Bill Douglas, Co-Founder -National;
17 Jan 2005
A mass movement and a mountain of disturbing evidence has been growing beneath the radar of U.S. media. The U.S. media (including alternative media) has done an extraordinarily superhuman job of "hearing" "seeing" and "speaking no evil." However, almost immediately after 9-11-2001's horrendous attacks on New York and Washington D.C., many researchers, ordinary citizens, and journalists [who've been given precious little print in U.S. papers or TV] began to smell something rotten . . . not in Denmark . . . but rather, right here in the good ol' US of A.
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Commentary :: Human Rights : International
Let's Move! An Appeal to the Global Conscience
17 Jan 2005
To those who consider the war in Iraq a mistake but still fear the consequences of military withdrawal, we ask these questions: when will enough be enough? If not now, when?
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