Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election & Why They’ll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them)
Mark Crispin Miller
Description: Mark Crispin Miller argues that the outcome of the 2004 election, in many states including Ohio, was manipulated to favor George Bush and the Republican party. He discusses the evidence he has for this charge and talks about the reaction that Sen. John Kerry had when presented with the evidence. Professor Miller also argues that the Republican party has been taken over by religious fundamentalists who see their opponents as evil and whose ultimate goal is to bring about Armageddon. The talk was hosted by the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
Also airing on C-SPAN2 – Monday April 24th, 2:30am
Cramdown, Stripdown, Lockdown Democracy In The USA
Thursday, 20 April 2006, 10:44 am
Article: Michael Collins
SIMPLE QUESTIONS — TROUBLING ANSWERS
- Q&A Session with a Commissioner of the Elections
- Assistance Commission Reveals Massive Violations of Citizen Rights
- Secret Vote Counting Crammed Down the Throat of Democracy
Special Report for “Scoop” Independent Media
First in a Series on HAVA and the EAC
by Michael Collins
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) was passed on the heels of the Florida 2000 presidential election and its “hanging chad” problem. These ambiguous ballot chads riveted and frustrated the nation for a couple of months in late 2000. However, few thought the solution to the ambiguity of hanging chad evidence of a voter’s intent would be to completely eliminate that evidence.
Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 10:37:28 PM PDT
Released at 11:00 p.m. on Friday night….
Army suicides hit highest level since 1993
83 soldiers killed themselves in 2005, up from 67 the previous year
The Associated Press
Updated: 11:27 p.m. ET April 21, 2006
WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. Army soldiers who took their own lives increased last year to the highest total since 1993, despite a growing effort by the Army to detect and prevent suicides.
In 2005, a total of 83 soldiers committed suicide, compared with 67 in 2004, and 60 in 2003 – the year U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq. Four other deaths in 2005 are being investigated as possible suicides but have not yet been confirmed. The totals include active duty Army soldiers and deployed National Guard and Reserve troops.
“Although we are not alarmed by the slight increase, we do take suicide prevention very seriously,” said Army spokesman Col. Joseph Curtin.
“We have increased the number of combat stress teams, increased suicide prevention and training, and we are working very aggressively to change the culture so that soldiers feel comfortable coming forward with their personal problems in a culture where historically admitting mental health issues was frowned upon,” Curtin said.
News Update from Citizens for Legitimate Government
21 April 2006
Gonzales calls for mandatory Web labeling law 20 Apr 2006 Web site operators posting sexually explicit information must place official government warning labels on their pages or risk being imprisoned for up to five years, the Bush administration proposed Thursday… Attorney General Alberto Gonzales also warned that Internet service providers must begin to retain records of their customers’ activities to aid in future criminal prosecutions and indicated that legislation might be necessary there as well.
From Vicky Perry:
We must quickly mobilize all Dutchess county voters! Please forward this email to all concerned citizens in Dutchess County. We are pushing an email campaign for paper-ballot, optical scan voting.
Please go to: http://www.mhvv.org/letters_dutchessCL.htm
The form on that page helps you to compose a special email to your county legislator pressing for support of a May resolution.
Let’s follow the good example set by Ulster County this month!
MidHudson Verified Voting, coordinator
Congress Sells OutAfter accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from big telecom firms, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is sponsoring a bill to hand over the Internet to these same companies. He’s not alone.Congress is about to sell out the Internet by letting big phone and cable companies set up toll booths along the information superhighway.Companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are spending tens of millions in Washington to kill “network neutrality” — a principle that keeps the Internet open to all.A bill moving quickly through Congress would let these companies become Internet gatekeepers, deciding which Web sites go fast or slow — and which won’t load at all — based on who pays them more. The rest of us will be detoured to the “slow lane,” clicking furiously and waiting for our favorite sites to download.Don’t let Congress ruin the Internet:Our elected representatives are trading favors for campaign donations from phone and cable companies. They’re being wooed by people like AT&T’s CEO, who says “the Internet can’t be free” and wants to decide what you do, where you go and what you watch online.The best ideas never come from those with the deepest pockets. If the phone and cable companies get their way, the free and open Internet could soon be fenced in by large corporations. If Congress turns the Internet over to giants like AT&T, everyone who uses the Internet will suffer:
- Google users — Another search engine could pay AT&T to guarantee that it opens faster than Google on your computer
- iPod listeners — Comcast could slow access to iTunes, steering you to a higher-priced music service that paid for the privilege.
- Work-at-home parents — Connecting to your office could take longer if you don’t purchase your carrier’s preferred applications. Sending family photos and videos could slow to a crawl.
- Retirees — Web pages you always use for online banking, access to health care information, planning a trip or communicating with friends and family could fall victim to Verizon’s pay-for-speed schemes.
- Bloggers — Costs will skyrocket to post and share video and audio clips — silencing citizen journalists and amplifying the mainstream media.
- Online activists — Political organizing could be slowed by the handful of dominant Internet providers who ask advocacy groups to pay a fee to join the “fast lane.”
- Small businesses — When AT&T favors their own services, you won’t be able to choose more affordable providers for online video, teleconferencing, and Internet phone calls.
- Innovators with the “next big idea” — Startups and entrepreneurs will be muscled out of the marketplace by big corporations that pay for a top spot on the Web.We can’t let Congress ruin the free and open Internet.We must act now or lose the Internet as we know it.Onward,Robert W. McChesney