December 3, 2004

Harness That Anger
by Howard Zinn

"....Consider this: Bush won 51 percent of a voting population that was just 60 percent of the eligible voters. That means Bush won the approval of 31 percent of the eligible voters. Kerry won 28 percent of the eligible voters.

The 40 percent who did not cast a ballot seemed to be saying there was no candidate they could approve of. I suspect that a large percentage of those who voted had the same feeling, but voted anyway. Is this a decisive victory? Has the will of the people been followed? (If we were truly democratic, then maybe the 40 percent nonvoters who were the plurality might have their wish: No President at all.)...."

December 2, 2004

Falluja 'a horror' after U.S.-led offensive "What has happened to Falluja is a horror beyond anything imaginable. We don't want it anymore. Let them have it. Let whomever wants it have it. We cannot ever call this city home again."

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Tired in Baghdad...
"The situation in Falloojeh is worse than anyone can possibly describe. It has turned into one of those cities you see in your darkest nightmares- broken streets strewn with corpses, crumbling houses and fallen mosques..."

"The wounded in Falloojeh aren't getting treatment and today we heard about a family with six children being bombed in the city. It's difficult to believe that in this day and age, when people are blogging, emailing and communicating at the speed of light, a whole city is being destroyed and genocide is being committed- and the whole world is aware and silent..."

"The situation in Baghdad isn't a lot better. Electricity has been particularly bad. Our telephone has been cut off for the last week which has made communication (and blogging) particularly difficult. The phone difficulties are quite common all over Baghdad. It usually happens in an area after a fresh bombing. We joke amongst ourselves that it's all an agreement with the new mobile phone companies, but the truth is that the mobile phones aren't very much more reliable..."

December 1, 2004

"Voter fraud in the Ukraine? Give me a break. It has been a month now and we still don't have a clear count of the votes for our own presidential race from the state of Ohio."

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Something's Fishy in Ohio by Jesse Jackson  
"In the Ukraine, citizens are in the streets protesting what they charge is a fixed election. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell expresses this nation's concern about apparent voting irregularities. The media give the dispute around-the-clock coverage. But in the United States, massive and systemic voter irregularities go unreported and unnoticed."

November 30, 2004

Noam Chomsky's article, 2004 Elections is wordy, but worthy, reading.
"Though significant in their consequences, the elections tell us very little about the state of the country, or the popular mood. There are, however, other sources from which we can learn a great deal that carries important lessons. Public opinion in the US is intensively monitored, and while caution and care in interpretation are always necessary, these studies are valuable resources. We can also see why the results, though public, are kept under wraps by the doctrinal institutions."

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Red Cross Finds Detainee Abuse in Guantánamo
The International Committee of the Red Cross has charged in confidential reports to the United States government that the American military has intentionally used psychological and sometimes physical coercion "tantamount to torture" on prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

November 29, 2004

Among some conservative Christians, there is a belief that President Bush received a "moral mandate" to win the recent presidential election -- and they are calling on him to act on their agenda now.

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Attempts to label intolerance and Christian patriarchal values (as opposed to Christian charity-focused values) as „moralityš must be stopped by Asian Pacific Americans and all Americans....

November 28, 2004

The Republicans want it all. Amongst other things they are trying to rule out the filibuster in the Senate. According to an editorial in the NY Times today, "If it came to a vote, it is not at all clear that the Republicans would be able to command even a majority for ending the filibuster."

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New Ohio voter transcripts feed floodtide of doubt about Republican election manipulation. "A floodtide of evidence of questionable practices in the 2004 election is mounting fast against Ohio Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell..."

Election officials gave wrong information about provisional ballots - revealed in affidavit.

November 27, 2004

„The state can't give you free speech, and the state can't take it away. You're born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you assume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free...š ų Utah Phillips

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