The most interesting and important questions of election 2000 are not, "Why did Gore lose Tennessee, his home state?" , "Why do we tolerate the Electoral College?", or "Was a vote for Nader a vote for Bush?", but rather, "Why did people vote for what they didn't want?" and "Can we stop it from happening again?"
19minute interview conducted Nov. 10 2000 in Cambridge, MA with Sowore Omoyele (29). Omoyele has been a leader of the Nigerian pro-democracy movement since 1989. He organized many student protests against military dictatorships despite being detained and tortured by the police several times. He is a spokesman for Amnesty International's Campaign Against Torture. Please take note of amnesty's sites: http://www.stoptorture.orghttp://www.amnesty.org
Make a statement against the electoral college at the 11/18 protest along with asking for re-vote in Florida. At the last protest there was a little more dominance of the florida issue than the electoral college, make sure all grievances are voiced at this rally concerning a popular vote not deciding the presidency.