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OCTOBER 26, Saturday  -  NATIONAL MARCH on WASHINGTON DC with a joint action in San Francisco
to STOP THE WAR ON IRAQ BEFORE IT STARTS!


Rally @ 11 am
Constitution Gardens adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
21st St. & Constitution Ave. NW


**March to the White House**

JOINT ACTION IN SAN FRANCISCO
11 am at Justin Herman Plaza

The October 26 National March to Stop the War Against Iraq in Washington, DC and San Francisco. March organizers anticipate that hundreds of thousands will take to the streets in Washington, DC, San Francisco and many other countries that day. For more information on how you can help build the October 26 National Demonstration go to International Answer

On Saturday, October 26, 2002 -- the first anniversary of the signing of the so-called Patriot Act -- anti-war, civil rights, labor, student and other forces are joining together to launch a massive international mobilization in opposition to a new war against the people of Iraq. Mass marches and rallies will be held in Washington DC and San Francisco in the U.S., and in many other countries.

BUSES from Grand Central Station, New York City:  (SOLD OUT)

Voter March/ NoBloodForOil.org buses are leaving from East 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue (near Grand Central Station).  Buses are departing at 6:00 AM sharp, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early for boarding and ticketing.  Bring drinks and snack food with you as we will not stop on the way.  Buses are Deluxe Coaches with bathrooms, recliner seats and movies.  The buses are scheduled to arrive in Washington DC by 11:00 AM and will depart from Wash DC at 5:00 PM sharp and will arrive back in New York City (same location) at 10:00 PM.  

Tickets are not refundable, but may be  exchanged,  i.e. you may sell or transfer the tickets to another person, but you must provide us with the name of the person you sold or transferred the tickets to.  All tickets are "electronic tickets" which are your PayPal receipts or receipt by email confirmation. 

Additional monies will be needed for advertising, flyers, contributions to sponsor costs and other expenses associated with the National March on Washington.  Contributions of any amount are appreciated.  Contributors of $100 or more will be listed on this website as "Donors" and contributors of $500 or more will be listed on this website as "Patrons."  If you can contribute, please click on the PayPal (including credit card payments) button below or send a check or money order to Voter March, Ltd.,  P.O. Box 3275, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163.

Donors
Derek Wallis,                         New York, NY
Monique and Eric Shidell     Racine, WI
Steven Vance                        Tampa, FL

Protest Coverage on www.RadioLeft.com

RadioLeft will provide six hours of coverage of the anti-war protests going on in Washington DC and San Francisco on Oct. 26. Live coverage begins at 11 am ET with coverage from New York and continues with coverage from San Francisco at 2pm ET.


Upstate New York Buses:
For buses upstate NY in the Capital Region (Albany area) & Hudson valley:
Buses will be leaving from Albany & Hudson NY to the Oct. 26th DC Anti-War Rally. Please contact 518-325-9318 518-273-0167 laszlo@taconic.net, yunusfiske@yahoo.com.

Nebraska Buses

We're working to organize a bus trip to the "National March on Washington to Stop the War on Iraq Before It Starts" taking place on October 26 in Washington, D.C.  For more information on the march you can visit www.internationalanswer.org  .

The bus leaves Lincoln at approximately 8 a.m. on Friday, October 25 and returns to Lincoln at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 27.  The cost for transportation is $85-90 per person. Those under 19 will need parental permission.

We announced this at the anti-war rally in Lincoln last week and have been working since then to spread the word.  We expect at least one bus to leave for Washington, D.C., and are hoping to see two depart on the 25th.  If you want to go, please contact us at nfpstate@aol.com or 402-475-4620.  If you would like flyers to post or hand out to folks, please let us know.

If you can't go, we'd like you to think about making a donation to help defray the costs of those that are.  The transportation costs for one bus to go to D.C. ranges from $3,600.00 to $4,500.00, depending on how many passengers the bus carries. Please consider sponsoring one or more marchers. Send your contributions to:

Nebraskans for Peace / Bus Trip to D.C.
941 O Street, Suite 1026
Lincoln, NE 68508

For more information, buses from other locations and updates, click on NATIONAL MARCH  

Saturday, Oct. 26, 4:00 PM in Grand Rapids. Michigan
Veterans Park (corner of Fulton and Division)

In conjunction with Peace Rallies in Washington, DC,
San Francisco, New York and major cities around the world
citizens of West Michigan are invited to stand up and be heard:
 
International Day of Action/Anti-War Rally
 
4:00 Gathering
4:30 to 5:00 pm Speakers Rally
5:00 pm March through downtown GR to Press Building/Federal Building on Bridge/Michigan Street
This is a peaceful demonstration open to all people who oppose war plans against Iraq
 
For more information contact jsmith@grcmc.org or grandrapids@votermarch.org
 
Buses departing Detroit and Ann Arbor to the National March on Washington
the evening of Friday 10/25. Contact sole@dwsd.org
 
Links for more information and downloadable protest posters at Voter March Michigan

October 26 rally in Concord, NH, 1-4 p.m.

On October 26 people all across the globe will be protesting the proposed invasion of Iraq.  On that day NH Peace Action, NH American Friends Service Committee, and other groups are hosting an anti-war rally in Concord on the State House lawn from 1 to 4 p.m.  There will be speakers and music.  Please attend and show your opposition to Bush's plan for war!  

October 26th, Sat.,  12:30 to 3:30 PM, Nashville, Tennessee 
MUSIC CITY MARCH FOR PEACE AND Education and Publicity Campaign against the War with Iraq


On October 26th hundreds of thousand will be marching in Washington, D.C and cities all across the country with the demand that U.S. stop a unilateral attack on Iraq. JOIN US in Nashville as people of all faiths and traditions march to the Federal Building to let our peers and representatives know that we will not stand for the loss of American or Iraqi lives or the estimated 160 billion dollars extra required to initiate this war.  We feel that the peace movement is growing and gaining power.  Add your voice--and your presence--to our united effort to prevent war in Iraq and everywhere.

Starting and Ending Point St. Ann's Episcopal Church
(past Titan's Coliseum) 419 Woodland Street
PARKING AVAILABLE
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Speakers
Vice Mayor Howard Gentry, Civil Rights Leader James Lawson, Rev. Ed Sanders, Rev. William Barnes, Rep. Henri Brooks and more

Music
Grammy Winners: Don Henry, David Olney, Steven Conn and drum teams throughout the march

Matt Leber, Coordinator
1016 18th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 3
(P) 615 321 9066
(F) 615 320 8897
nashpeacejustice@aol.com

The Nashville Peace and Justice Center is a community based coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to creating a peaceful and just society.

 

October 14,  Monday, Dearborn, MI at 4:30 p.m

President George Bush will be speaking this coming Monday, October 14, 2002, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dearborn, MI beginning at 4:30 p.m.
 
The hotel is located at 300 Town Center Drive, right across from the Fairlane shopping mall. It is near the Southfield expressway's Michigan avenue exit.
 
The purpose of the president's visit is a $1,000.00-a-plate Republican fundraising dinner for the upcoming elections.

Anti-war activist in the Detroit area are calling on all people of conscience to "give George W. Bush the welcome he deserves by telling him loud and clear that we want NO US WAR AGAINST IRAQ"!!!  For additional information, contact grandrapids@votermarch.org

Clip of Baltimore DemonstrationVoterMarchDC.com, Oct. 2  With less than 24 hours advance notice, and despite a public plea by Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Kennedy Townsend that her supporters NOT attend, over 200 anti-Bush, anti-war demonstrators showed up in Baltimore to attempt to "welcome" acting president Bush to Baltimore yesterday.

September 26th, Thur., 1 PM ET (or 10 AM PT), Internet Radio - Meria Heller Show - Interview with Louis Posner, Founder of Voter March.org

Hear about the Protest at the United Nations during President Bush's address to the General Assembly advocating his planned war against Iraq.  Louis Posner organized and moderated the Protest action where over 1,000 demonstrators fought tight security and traffic jams to plea to the United Nations for a peaceful solution.

"THE MERIA HELLER SHOW "- Now in Over 60 Countries!
check it out at : www.Meria.net
& check out  www.meriaheller.com
Don't support media that lies to you! Click here!
A show OF the people, BY the people and FOR the people-worldwide

PROTEST of BUSH SPEAKING AT UNITED NATIONS  While Bush was selling his War Plans to the UN on September 12, 2002, over 500 protestors chanted Anti-War slogans and listened to some great speakers and entertainers

June 26th, Wed., 7:00 pm, Manhattan, Voter March Cable TV with Louis Posner

The Manhattan Neighborhood Network monthly Voter March Cable TV Show will be on Channel 67 at 7 pm EST and on the internet at www.MNN.orgLouis Posner, Voter March Founder and Executive Director, and Stephen Modica, New York Steering Committee, talk about Voter March history and events, the Greg Palast tour and Danny Schechter's new film "Counting on Democracy."

June 26th, Wed., 7:00 pm, New York City, Voter March Meeting
Special Guest -  Danny Schechter Producer Previewing "Counting on Democracy"

Voter March - New York City will hold a general membership meeting at 160 East 48th Street, (corner 3rd Avenue), The Buchanan, Penthouse U, Manhattan.  The meeting will start at 7 pm with a showing of the Voter March Cable TV show.  At 7:30 pm we will have our special guest, Danny Schechter, Executive Producer of Globalvision who will give us a preview showing of his new documentary film "Counting on Democracy" about the Florida Presidential election debacle.  A discussion on outreach will follow the film.  Light refreshments will be served.  Suggested contribution $5.

June 22, Saturday, 9:00 am-5:30 pm, Yale Univ., New Haven, CT
G R A S S R O O T S    U S E    O F    T H E    I N T E R N E T


Featuring: Networkers for Social Change
Community Organizers Using Technology
Nonprofit Technology "Circuit Riders"
Free-Software Activists

Program includes Speakers and Workshops on:

- Tools for Developing and Updating Your Website.
- Shared On-line Databases for Activists
- Free Software (Open Source) for Non-Profits
- Email Communication & Online Advocacy
- Case Study: Protest Coordination Via the Internet
- Databases for Local Elections
- Technology on a Budget
- Appropriate Use of Technology for Empowerment and
   Engagement in Low-Income Communities
   To inquire about presenting: email workshops@organizenow.net by 6/5

Space limited to 140 participants. $15-20 sliding scale donation/ $5 student or unemployed. Please register by June 10 to ensure admission and receive a full program. To register, send an email to w/address and phone to oc@organizenow.net,  or call 617-426-1228 x108.    Our fax number is 617-695-1295.Just indicate the number of "slots" you need to reserve and who they are for.  You can cancel at any time up to 1 week beforehand.  Details (hotels, maps, etc.) are included below.  

CONFERENCE HOSTS: Organizers Collaborative, Double Bottom Line at Yale University

If you would like to co-sponsor, please see the sponsorship information at http://organizenow.net/conference/sponsorinfo.pdf    Cosponsors to be announced...

For the current conference program, please see our web site at http://organizenow.net/conference.html.  Last year's agenda is at http://organizenow.net/conference/pdf/agenda.pdf

DIRECTIONS TO THE CONFERENCE SITE:

TO YALE BY PLANE: Yale is 4 miles from New Haven airport and 52 miles from Bradley Field International Airport (city?).

BY TRAIN: There is inexpensive train service from NYC Grand Central Station. Fare and schedules: http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/mnr/index.html

BY CAR: Take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street) off I-91 (near the junction of I-91 and I-95). Continue to the end of Trumbull Street (the fourth traffic light) and turn left onto Prospect St. Turn right
at Grove St (one block). The Sterling Law building is just one block ahead on your left (the entrance is on the side facing away from Grove St):

A CAMPUS MAP showing the law school is located at http://www.yale.edu/yaleinfo/maps/3.html

HOUSING OPTIONS

Hotels within walking distance:
Holiday Inn
30 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT 06511
203/777-6221

Omni New Haven Hotel (a union hotel)
55 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06477
(800) 843-6664

Less expensive, 1.8 miles from the conference:
Grand Chalet New Haven
400 Sargent Dr., New Haven, CT 06511
203/562-1111

Others: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/today/lodge.html

For inexpensive housing with Yale students or area activists, please contact us 2 weeks in advance; there will be a $10 fee per night and you need to specify whether you need Friday or
Friday/Saturday.
*************** Tentative Agenda ******************

9:00 - 9:30 Breakfast and Registration (Yale Volunteers)
9:30 - 10:45 Morning Speakers and Q&A
10:45 - 11:05 ICEBREAKER
11:15 - 12:30 WORKSHOPS I
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch, $5. $3 lunch tickets available w/low income registration.
1:30 - 3:00 Activist case studies, Q&A
3:15 - 4:30 WORKSHOPS II
4:45 - 5:30 CLOSING PLENARY
6pm -       Dinner to celebrate OC's 3rd Anniversary!

June 22, 2002, Saturday, 7:30 PM PT, Meet Palast in Seattle

Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave
(8th and Seneca)
Seattle, WA
co-sponsored by Elliott Bay Book Company, Town Hall Seattle and Seattle Voter March
Tickets $5 available starting June 1 at the
Elliott Bay Book Company
101 S. Main St
Seattle, WA
206-624-6600
or at the door on the day of the event.

Palast Book signing in Eugene, OR

 
Wednesday June 19, 2002 6 PM PDT
Tsunami Books
2585 Willamette Street
For more information contact Kat L'Estrange, kats@efn.org

See www.votermarch.org/Palast.htm for more Palast information or http://www.gregpalast.com/events2.cfm for a full listing of all Palast Events.


Meet Palast in Eugene, OR
 
Wednesday June 19, 2002 7:30 PDT
Votermarch.org and University of Oregon Cultural Forum Present Greg Palast "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" with Alan Siporin
McDonald Theatre
1010 Willamette Street
Tickets on sale now in Eugene at Tsunami Books
2585 Willamette Street or
University Ticket Office (Fast Tix)
$8/general, $6/students & seniors
June 16, Sunday at 7 p.m. PDT, San Francisco, PALAST TO SPEAK

Mission High School
3750 18th Street at Dolores
San Francisco, CA
For info, call 415-726-6794
Also appearing: Catherine Austin Fitts
Sponsors: Friends of Free Speech and Media Alliance

See www.votermarch.org/Palast.htm for more Palast information or http://www.gregpalast.com/events2.cfm for a full listing of all Palast Events.

APRIL 28, MINEOLA, NEW YORK, Conference

The Long Island chapter of Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) is hosting its first annual political forum. ADA members and the general public are invited to attend on Sunday, April 28th at 133 Willis Avenue in Mineola, NY. 
Time is 11 AM - 1 PM.  Admission is free. 

Your Democratic and Republican Federal and State senators and congressional reps from Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens will be on hand to discuss such topics
as: 
    voter reform,
    politicizing of the Supreme Court,
    regressive and irresponsible tax cuts,
    the "promise" of Federal dollars for NYC,
    deregulation,
    and the Enron debacle. 
Find out their opinions, and let them know how you feel. 

Please pass this invitation to the people on your mailing/membership list.  
RSVP to  Ruth Shalom (reneenere39@aol.com)

APRIL 24, WED.,  7:00 PM, NEW YORK CITY AND INTERNET

Voter March Manhattan Cable TV show featuring Louis Posner, Voter march founder and Chair and Stephen Modica.  Manhattan Cable TV Channel 67, or view on the Internet at www.mnn.org  

April 5, Friday, 7:00 pm, Evanstown, Illinois, Palast Lecture

C. G. Jung Institute ((Not a sponsor of the event)
1567 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL
Parking lot available, and there is parking on the street.
$10 general admission, $5 for students and seniors will benefit Buy Back Our Government.
$35 pre-registration* for two, including a book

Pre-registration by PayPal only (for special arrangements, call 312-697-0887)
Go to the PayPal website
Send the money to the email address:  buyback@makethemaccountable.com
$3 more per person at the door

University of Illinois, Location 
Sponsored by Buy Back our Government Co-sponsored by BuzzFlash.com& VoterMarch
For more information contact Carolyn Kay


April 4, Thursday, 7 PM CST, University Iowa, Palast Speaks

Palast Speaks, Signs Books at University of Iowa
University of Iowa, 100 Phillips Hall
Part of the Another World is Possible tour
For more information contact Sherry Wolf

APRIL 3, WED., 6:00 - 8:00 pm, WASH DC, PALAST SPEAKS

Greg Palast will be speaking in Washington DC on Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:00pm 
Place: Martin Luther King Jr. Library
901 G Street NW, Washington DC 20001
       Contact: Paul Mills:  202-727-1261 or 202-727-2014

The event will be promoted by the Library as well as The Newspaper Guild, the CWA (Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO), and Vertigo Books who will be selling books at the event. 

APRIL 1, MONDAY, NEW YORK CITY, 7:00 PM, GREG PALAST 

Gregory Palast will speaking about his new book, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy." For more information, click on Palast.  The event will be held at Walker Stage,  56 Walker Street, in Tribeca, Manhattan, New York City.  Walker Stage has seating accommodations for 180 people.  Walker Stage is located 2 blocks south of Canal Street, between Broadway and Church Streets.  Take the N, R, Q, W or 6 to Canal Street Stop to enter from Broadway side or the A, C or E to Canal Street Stop to enter from Church Street side

We will also have as a speaker Danny Schechter who is Executive Editor of MediaChannel.org and Executive Producer of Global Vision.  Danny will be talking about his new film "Counting on Democracy" which is a documentary and expose of the 2000 Presidential election debacle in Florida  Our guests will speak from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, followed by a question and answer session from 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm.   

At 9:00 pm, we will have a social at Walker Stage to give people a chance to discuss the issues among themselves and listen to music.  Refreshments will be served at the social.  Music will include performances by The Ray Korona BandLove Alien and  Joel Landy.  

March 18, Monday, San Diego area, CA, 7:30 pm PT, Greg Palast 

California State University San Marcos
 Academic Hall 102 (AC 102),  333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
(San Marcos-north San Diego county)

Sponsored by the California State University San Marcos Political Science Department, Voter March and the College Democratic Club

Speakers:  Greg Palast, Congressman Bob Filner 

More information including driving directions and maps can be obtained directly from the college�s website at Cal State San Marcos

For more information contact Dr. Mike Byron 760-521-5620 or email to mpbyron1@cox.net or SanDiego@VoterMarch.org

For more information on Greg Palast, click on Palast.

Parking - All parking (handicapped spaces excepted) is free and uncontrolled.
We recommend parking in Faculty lot F as the walk is MUCH less than the
great trek that we impose on the students.   From this lot go straight
ahead past the Founder's building on your immediate right.  After 40 or
so yards go left.  The building just to your right is Academic Hall.  Go
to Room 102.  

March 17, Sunday, 4:00 p.m. PT, Palast Speaks in Stanford, CA

Silicon Valley, Stanford Campus
Donations: $50 for one person (includes one book)
                      $75 for two (includes one book)
Meet Greg informally at a house-party in Stanford, no-host bar...
Proceeds to Voter West
For more information contact citzk@qwest.net

March 16, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. PT, Greg Palast Panel

Palast, Laura Flanders & Friends in Berkeley (KALW 91.7 FM)
Dwinnell Hall, University of California, Berkeley
Other panelists: Laura Flanders; Norman Solomon; Boots Reilly; Ahmed Shawki

For more information on Greg Palast, click on Palast.

March 15, Friday, Berkeley, CA, 8:00 pm PT, Greg Palast Speaker

Greg Palast in Berkeley; speaks and signs books
St. Joseph The Worker Church
1640 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Friday, March 15, 8-10 p.m., Tickets: $12;  Book: $25 per copy
Sponsored by KPFA (94.1 FM) and Voter March
For more information contact citzk@qwest.net

Watch Voter March West for updates on dates, times, and locations.

March 13, Wednesday, Buffalo, New York, 11:45 am, Scalia Protest

Protest Scalia at the Hayatt Regency in Buffalo.
This is at the corner of Main and Pearl.
Meet at the Fountain Plaza Subway Station at 11:45 am
For Additional information and updates, click on Scalia Buffalo   

March 12, Tuesday, 5:00 pm, Wash DC, Al Gore
 
Irish American Democrats invite you to join us at a reception honoring Congressman Richard E. Neal recipient of the 2002 American Ireland Fund Award with Special Guest Al Gore on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bobby Van's Steakhouse
809 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 
Make checks payable to: The Richard E. Neal for Congress Committee
Post Office Box 15906, Chevy Chase, Maryland  20825
To RSVP or ask questions, call (202) 362-9064

Paid for and authorized by the Richard E. Neal for Congress Committee
Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

March 9, Saturday, Dublin, Ireland, GREG PALAST SPEAKS

For additional information, contact Linda Deak at Europe@votermarch.org  For more information on Greg Palast, click on Palast.

The March On Tallahassee Anniversary Celebration

Join PFAW board member and Hollywood star Alec Baldwin, PFAW President Ralph G. Neas, FLA NAACP, FLA NOW, Sen. Kendrick Meek and former Rep. Tony Hill, etc on March 6th and 7th to commemorate the second anniversary of the March On Tallahassee and prepare for the 2002 election. 

ACTION PLAN: 
 
On March 7, 2000, tens of thousands of Floridians gathered in Tallahassee to protest Gov. Jeb Bush's "One Florida" policy, which eliminated Affirmative Action programs in Florida's public universities and in state contracts. The rally was the largest in state history and launched a drive to increase voter participation in the 2000 election. 

The effort succeeded, but Gov. Bush and his allies were not done. On November 7, 2000, thousands of Florida voters were denied their right to cast a ballot and
  have it count because of inadequate training of election workers, inaccurate purges of voter lists and poor election administration procedures. 

We won't let it happen again! 

Join us on March 6-7, 2002, to commemorate the March On Tallahassee and learn strategies to protect voters' rights! 


MARCH 6 
 
**News Conference at the State Capitol**

WHERE: State Capitol building, outside the Senate chamber
WHEN:  12 noon
WHO: Alec Baldwin, actor and board member of PFAW
Ralph G. Neas, President of People For the American Way
State Sen. Kendrick Meek
Tony Hill, former State Rep. and SEIU Community Organizer
AFSCME Council 79
Barbara DeVane-Gilberg, FLA NOW
 

 
**"One Florida - Results or Rhetoric Rally"**
       
TIME:     6 :00 pm - 8 :00 pm 

PLACE:  St. Mary's Primitive Baptist Church
                 454 West Call Street
                 Tallahassee, FL 
 
WHO: Alec Baldwin, Actor and Board member of PFAW Ralph G. Neas, President of People For the American Way
Janet Reno, Former U.S. Attorney General  
Bill Lucy, Sec.-Treas. of AFSCME International
State Sen. Kendrick Meek
Tony Hill, former State Repand SEIU Community Organizer
Sharon Pacheco, FLA Director of Arrive With Five
Adora Obi Nweze, President of the NAACP FLA State Conference Barbara DeVane-Gilberg, FLA NOW
AFSCME Council 79
Monica Russo, President of Service Employees Int'l Union-Local 1199
MARCH 7
 
**March On Tallahassee Second Annual Prayer Breakfast**
Commemorating the anniversary of the March On Tallahassee. ($25 donation per person) 

TIME:     7:30 am - 9:30 am 

PLACE:  Grand Ballroom, Student Union Complex
                  Florida A&M University
                  Martin Luther King Blvd., South
 
WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. 
 
WHO: Alec Baldwin, Actor and Board member of PFAW
Ralph G. Neas, President of People For the American Way
Janet Reno, Former U.S. Attorney General 
Adora Obi Nweze, President of the NAACP FLA State Conference
State Sen. Kendrick Meek
Tony Hill, former State Repand SEIU Community Organizer
Bill Lucy, Sec.-Treas. of AFSCME International
Sharon Pacheco, FLA Director of Arrive With Five
Barbara DeVane-Gilberg, FLA NOW  
 
**Arrive With Five/Election Protection Leadership Training**
Learn how we can increase voter turnout and protect voters' rights on Election Day. ($30 registration fee per person) 

TIME:     11 :00 am - 4 :00 pm 

PLACE:   Turnbull Center (across from the Civic Center)
                   Florida State University
                   Tallahassee, FL 

We strongly urge you to RSVP for these events. To do so, or for more information, call the March On Tallahassee office at (850) 877-0307, Ext. 2.  

March 1, Friday, Des Moines Iowa, 11:00 am, Bush Protest

President Bush will come to Des Moines on March 1 to take part in a fundraising reception and lunch with Rep. Tom Latham of Alexander.

The Bush-Latham event will be at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines - 700 Grandd Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Meet at the Marriot Hotel downtown at 11 A.M.  For Additional information and updates, click on Bush Des Moines   

Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, New York City

The Nation wanted to invite you to a very special event being staged and sponsored by The Nation Institute in New York City on Wednesday, February 27.

PATRIOT GAMES: Civil Liberties After September 11,  A Public Meeting

Moderated by:  PHIL DONAHUE

In conversation with:
MOLLY IVINS,
ARTHUR SCHLESINGER, JR ,
HUSSEIN IBISH, 
NADINE STROSSEN
and other guests to be announced

Special performance by:  ANNA DEAVERE SMITH

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (at C.P.W.) New York City

Admission Free! No RSVP!  seating on a first-come, first-served basis

For information, go to: http://www.nationinstitute.org/patriot  or email:  patriot@nationinstitute.org

Presented by The Nation Institute

February 17, Sunday, 7:00 pm, 
92 St. Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY

Please join us at 7 p.m. this Sunday in protesting Sandra Day O'Connor when she speaks at the 92nd St. "Y" by gathering Lexington Ave. and 92nd St. at the designated protest area. Please bring your own signs.  For additional information, click on O'ConnorProtest

JANUARY 24, Thursday, 7:30 pm

Watch Songs of Freedom on the web at mnn.org alt. Thursdays at 7:30pm (NY time) &  Manhattan:  alt. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Channel 34;  Queens: every Saturday, 9:00pm, Channel 56;   For additional info., contact  joellandy@yahoo.co / http://joellandy.tripod.com (Songs of Freedom website) / 718.937.2240

Sunday, January 20th, 8:00 pm, New York City

One year anniversary of the Bush administration -  What it has meant to you?  Film festival and party of the one year anniversary of the Inaugural Voter March on January 20, 2001.   Replay of the counter-inaugural films, including Raining on the Parade and Not My President.  Film and discussion on more recent developments in the past year, including the Enron debacle.  Event to be held at Walker Stage at 56 Walker Street in Tribeca, between Church Street and Broadway, 2 blocks south of Canal Street.   Near the Canal Street subway stop for the 6, A, C, E, N. R ,Q, W, J ,M, and Z. or Franklin Street for 1 and 9. Free admission!

Sunday, January 13th, 2002, 6pm-7:30pm., Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee Citizen Action is pleased to bring Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois to speak
in Nashville!  Congressman Jackson is very quickly becoming one of the leading progressive voices in the country and he will share his vision and his passion with us in Tennessee.

Where: Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church; 2708 Jefferson St. in Nashville When: Sunday, January 13th, 2002, 6pm-7:30pm.

What: Congressman Jackson will be discussing his new book A MORE PERFECT UNION: Advancing New American Rights at a public forum.  The forum will be followed by a brief book-signing.

Who: Tennessee Citizen Action, The Urban League of Middle Tennessee, Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church and others are pleased to welcome Congressman Jackson to town.

For more information or to volunteer to help out, please call (615) 244-2494.

These groups are collaborating to bring Congressman Jackson to Nashville with the goal of uniting Tennesseans behind an economic and political agenda that creates a �more perfect union� in Tennessee.  With crucial issues such as unemployment, voting reform, the state budget, and access to healthcare facing Tennesseans and Tennessee�s lawmakers, this is the perfect time to
hear from a visionary, national leader such as Congressman Jackson.

In his new book, Congressman Jackson argues that race � more than any other element � has shaped America�s institutions, its economics, politics, laws, social structures and political attitudes.  He considers race to be the focal point of American history, but speaks in the book through the language of the economy because �the economy is the hearing aid through which
Americans hear all political dialogue.�

In A More Perfect Union, the Congressman provides ample documentation and insightful analysis of the inextricable link between race and economics.  Most importantly, Jackson proposes a radical economic strategy and program of new human rights that will build a �more perfect union� for all Americans and put every American in a better position to come to grips with this
enduring American legacy.

Monday, January 14, 6:30 PM, New York City

** Election Law Reform Forum: What's Wrong With New York's Election Process
and How Do We Fix It? Monday, January 14, 6:30 PM Association of the Bar of
the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street.
New York has developed a notorious reputation for its arcane election laws.
This forum will explore how elections are run in New York, the unique
obstacles candidates and voters must overcome to participate in the
democratic process in the state and some of the proposals to improve the
process. Moderated by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
Speakers include:  Peter Kosinski of the State Board of Elections, Nancy
Northup of the Democracy Project, Gene Russianoff of NYPIRG, Richard
Briffault of the Columbia University School of Law. Call 212 382 6600 for
more information

December 16, Sunday, 2:00 pm, Internet Radio

EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: SUNDAY AT 2:00 PM EST:  RadioLeft.com will
broadcast the May 19th Voter Rights March and Protest of the West Coast in
San Francisco, California.  Last May, RadioLeft.com  was the only internet radio station to cover the Washington D. C. Voter March event.    Now, thanks to Sue Wilson's TruthInAmerica.org  RadioLeft.com has acquired a recording of  The West
Coast event.   It has not been broadcast previously, so don't miss it!

DEC. 12TH, WED.  -  ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SCOTUS DECISION 

Washington, DC,  East Front Capitol Steps, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Protest the one year Anniversary of the partisan U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore.  Protest rally to be held at the East Front Capitol Steps, directly across from the United States Supreme Court, and will include march along the U.S. Supreme Court sidewalk.  Bring your signs and placards.  No formal speakers schedule.  Co-sponsored by Voter March and Citizens for a Legitimate Government. For additional information, click on We Have Not Forgotten - Wash DC 

New York City
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Great Hall at Cooper Union,  

Speakers forum.  Distinguished list of speakers.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click on Rising from the Ashes: Towards Democratic Victories in 2002 and 2004

"WE Have Not Forgotten" -  New York City
9:00 pm until 1:00 am @ Walker Stage, 56 Walker Street, Tribeca

Following the speakers forum at Cooper Union, Voter March and INN Reports will sponsor a reception and film festival at Walker Stage.  Featuring the new documentary film of Vincent Bugliosi and Greg Palast at the Voter March - New York City event in July 2001 "Election 2000: The Stolen Presidency."  
Introduction by Lou Posner, Voter March Founder and Chairman.
 
For more information, click on We Have Not Forgotten - New York City

OAKLAND, CALIF., 5 p.m., VIGIL

Vigil in front of the Federal Building, 1301 Clay, Oakland, CA, to remember the day the Supreme Court nullified our votes. We must continue the protest. Read the announcement and attend

Los Angeles' vigil:

(A) Wake for Democracy
WHERE: Pasadena City Hall
100 N. Garfield Ave. (north of Colorado Blvd.) 
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 pm
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Ann "Rose" Thomas, founder of fringefolk.com

SANTA ANA, CALIF.,  6:00 PM, CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL and MARCH

Santa Ana Federal Building to the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse.  For more information and updates, click on We the People

OREGON:

Eugene, OR: 12/12/01

You are invited to attend a candlelight vigil at the Federal Building Plaza in Eugene (7th and Pearl), 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 12/12 -- anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's highly partisan, indefensible decision that stopped a legal hand count scheduled to include both under and overvotes.

We undertake this event to reflect on our loss, our love of country, and to renew our commitment as citizens to defend the U.S. Constitution against both foreign and domestic enemies.

Speakers will include Jim Edmunson, Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon (which unanimously passed an impeachment resolution) and Vietnam veteran and Eugene business owner Ed Reiman.

Dress warm, bring drip less white candles (if available), bells (any shape or size), and your indomitable American spirit. Join us as we RING THE BELL FOR LIBERTY ON 12/12/01 and against democracy denied!

NOTE: Come light a candle at our Twin Towers Memorial, donated by a New Yorker.

For more information, please contact Kat L'Estrange klestrange@qwest.net,  Bevin Gilmore begilmore1@aol.com, or Dianne Lobes, dlobes@qwest.net.

Florida:

12/12/01 Orlando FL: Death of Democracy March and Candlelight Vigil, 6:30 pm at Orange County Courthouse

COLORADO, DENVER

Silent Vigil
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, Wednesday Dec 12, 2001
Federal Court House, Denver, Colorado
Phone Contact: 720-290-5865

DEC. 9., SUN.,  COSTA MESA, CALIF.,  1:00 PM, PROTEST RALLY AND MARCH

In commemoration of the day Antonin "Nino" Scalia usurped his legal authority as a Justice on the US Supreme Court and stopped the counting of the legal votes in the 2000 Presidential election, there will be a Patriotic Pro-Democracy rally and march in Costa Mesa at the South Coast Plaza at 1:00pm on Sunday, December 9, 2001, for about 2-3 hours.  Bring signs and posters to remind people that every vote counts, that the republic derives its powers from the people by a democratic vote, and that patriotism means supporting the voters, not the politicians.  For more information and updates, click on We the People

Dec. 8th, Sat., 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, PCAN Convention, Harrisburg, PA

Clean Money Conference and PCAN Business Meeting. 
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg 
For more information, click on  PCAN Conference

Nov. 30th, Fri., New York City, Voting Symposium

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Demos: A Network for Ideas and Actions are convening "Eliminating Barriers to Voting: Election Day Registration," a symposium at NYU on Nov 30 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM at Lipton Hall on the ground floor of NYU's D'Agostino Residence (SE corner of West Third and MacDougal Street).  

For more information please contact Deborah Goldberg at the Brennan Center at 212-998-6748 or Steven Carbo at Demos at 212-633-1405 ext 204.  Please RSVP by Nov 16.

NOVEMBER 3, 2001 ---BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, COPLEY SQUARE -    
NORTH BRIDGE ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY presents 
RESCUING DEMOCRACY:  A PEOPLE'S CALL TO ACTION!


CONCEPT for a Regional Pro-Democracy Conference

A new pro-democracy movement is growing in America spurred on by the widespread outrage at the abuses of democracy that occurred before, during and since the last presidential election.

In response and support, the North Bridge chapter of the Alliance for Democracy is planning a New England regional conference in Boston.  We are inviting a broad range of organizations and constituencies to come together to learn and plan and work for electoral reform and a strong
democracy.

Important goals of the conference are:

* to engage the growing number of concerned citizens looking for ways to take action against the forces attacking our democracy and threatening civil liberties and social justice

* to involve a broad range of organizations to advance a coordinated approach toward
  electoral reform and genuine democracy.

Using election 2000 and the staggering events of September 11, 2001 as reference points, we will examine the larger social and global threats to democracy and provide a review of actions, both in process and planned, to lead us toward genuine democracy.

CONTENT

Starting with the illegalities of the 2000 election and its disenfranchisement of millions of Americans, speakers  will cover the topics described below ("*" indicates that speaker has confirmed).

Most featured speakers' presentations and analysis of a theme will be followed by a short introduction to local or national actions, planned or in process, which strive to remedy problems in that area.  Then over a box lunch attendees may gather to receive more detail about such actions and learn how to participate if they wish.


INTRODUCTION and MODERATOR

*Charlie Derber, Boston College

THE PATH OF DEMOCRACY

History of Democracy in America
  *Alex Keyssar, Harvard University
Corporate Globalization and Domination
  *Ronnie Dugger, Alliance for Democracy

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

Role of Corporate-Owned Media 
  *Danny Schechter, GlobalVision New Media
Panel on Elections 2000
 Events in Florida
  *Courtenay Strickland, Florida ACLU
 Campaign Bribery
  *Granny D-Doris Haddock
 National Legislative Reform
  Congressman John Tierney
 State Legislative Reform
  Dave Donnelly

SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Racism and Voting Rights   
  Manning Marable, Columbia University/Black Radical Congress
Women's Fight for Equal Rights
  Ellie Smeal, Feminist Majority
Workers' Rights in a Democracy
  Elaine Bernard, Harvard Trade Union Project

GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS

Global Warming and Failure of Democracy
  *Ross Gelbspan, Author of "The Heat Is On"
Worldwide Movement for Deep Democracy
  Andrew Straus, Weidner University  &   Jean Rochon, Quebec Minister of Labor

WRAP-UP  At 7:30 p.m.

Following a dinner break we are inviting Noam Chomsky or Howard Zinn and/or Jim Hightower as final speaker/s.
**************************************
Conference Highlights

* A full day on Saturday, November 3rd, 2001 with speakers and introductory activist workshops, followed by Sunday morning intensive activist involvement and planning

* A background Take Action! reading packet, including the Voter's Bill of Rights, discussion of additional electoral reforms and reviews of other efforts for strengthening democracy, will be mailed to interested participants upon registration.

Wednesday, October 17th, Time: 6:30P - 8:00P, New York City
New Democratic Dimensions  Presents Conversations on America:  Freedom, Terrorism, and Civil Liberties

Join us for this important forum.  Our panel will include Peter Tufo, former Ambassador to Hungary, and Steve Hyman, President of the New York Civil Liberties Union.
An informational discussion on the current crisis facing America.  Do we sacrifice freedoms for security against terrorism?  What is the role of Congress when considering legislation giving authorities almost unlimited powers of surveillance and detention?  Is free speech in danger of restriction?

RSVP - 212.481.7251
Place: National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South  (East 20th Street between Park Ave South and Irving Pl)  Donation: $10 Minimum   (All Proceeds going to the Twin Towers Fund)

Co-Sponsored by Democrats.com
New Democratic Dimensions
152 Madison Ave Suite 804  New York, NY 10016
212.481.7251   Email: nddmain@newdd.org    Website: www.newdd.org 

Sept. 29th, Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Washington DC

Voter March will have a solidarity rally in Wash DC, at the East Front U.S. Capitol Steps, directly across from the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, September 29th.  We will gather at 5pm with speakers, and as darkness comes it will become a Candlelight vigil showing solidarity with victims of the September 11th tragedy and their families and friends.

Les Souci will be the Grand Marshall for the East Front Capitol steps and volunteers should email Les Souci at Souci@votermarch.org.   Under the proposed permit, there will be no music, but we may have amplified sound for speakers.  

SPEAKERS:
Les Souci
  -   Voter March Wash DC (National Steering Comm.)  -  Messages of peace
Thomas Kiely  -  Voter March NY Director  -  Personal account of the WTC disaster

SEPT. 14,  VIGIL FOR PEACE IN MILWAUKEE

A number of us who were involved in organizing against an award for Justice Rehnquist (whose visit has been cancelled), invite everyone interested to join with Shorewood High School Students and other concerned residents in a vigil for peace. This will take place Friday 3:15-4:30 pm by the
Shorewood High School, on Oakland Avenue, south of Capitol Drive. We encourage anyone who can, to wear black clothing.

The students are concerned about retaliation, leading to an escalation of violence. Many of us are likewise concerned that the massive violence this week will be used to further militarize our country, to curtail civil rights, and to demonize and attack persons based on their ethnic or
religious backgrounds.  For more info, contact the National Lawyers Guild at 414 273-1040

Sept. 14, Friday, Minnesota

To show support for Arab and Muslim people in our community,
Please come out and demonstrate that hate crimes will not be tolerated.
PEACEFUL RALLY  1:00 PM  Friday, September 14th  Northrop Mall 
East Bank  U of M

For more information, click on Voter March Minnesota.

Sept. 11, Tues., Wash. DC, Vincent Bugliosi Conference and Reception

Democrats.com proudly invites people in the Washington, DC area to meet Vince Bugliosi, author of The Betrayal of America: How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose Our President, on Tuesday, September 11th from 7 to 9 pm.
 
This is Bugliosi's FIRST appearance in Washington since he published his history-making book. Bugliosi will speak and light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for $10 for the first 50 guests and will be signed by the author.

The event will be held in a private home at 2000 South Arlington Ridge Road, Arlington VA.  For directions and to secure a place at this event by making your contribution in advance please visit http://democrats.com/display.cfm?id=242

Bugliosi is a former prosecutor who dares speak the truth about the U.S. Supreme Court's actions in Bush v. Gore: ". . . the Court committed the unpardonable sin of being a knowing surrogate for the Republican Party instead of being an impartial arbiter of the law.... [The Court searched] mightily for a way, any way at all, to aid their choice for president, Bush, in the suppression of the truth, finally settling, in their judicial coup d'Etat, on the untenable argument that there was a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause..."  Come help show your support for Bugliosi and the truth he is struggling to ensure gets told.

September 9, Sun. Hempstead, Long Island, NY,  VOTER MARCH PROTESTS SCALIA AT HOFSTRA  U.
Antonin Scalia, one of the five ultra-conservative U.S. Supreme Court Judges who stopped the legal hand count of votes in Florida in Election 2000, appeared at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, NY on Sunday, September 9th.  To add insult to injury, Scalia was the keynote speaker and was honored at this Hofstra Law School Ethics 2000 Conference.  

Petition to the Dean of Hofstra Law School protesting Scalia at its Ethics Conference was personally delivered to Dean Yellin by Lou Posner at the Ethics Conference, along with over 700 signatures.  
To sign the Petition, click on Hofstra Petition

Saturday, September 8, 2001, Studio City, Calif. Vincent Bugliosi Reception

You are invited to an enlightening evening with Special Guest Speaker VINCENT BUGLIOSI
Renowned prosecutor and author of the New York Times bestseller, "The Betrayal of America:
How the Supreme Court Undermined our Constitution and Chose Our President" with forwards by Molly Ivins and Gerry Spence.

Saturday, September 8, 2001,  5 in the afternoon until 8 p.m.
At the home of Bill and Jo Lamond, Studio City, CA   

Hors d'oeuvres, Open Bar - wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages
Complimentary Valet Parking, Bring a sweater

You will meet Vincent Bugliosi plus receive an autographed copy of "The Betrayal of America"
at no additional cost for your contribution of $50 per person.    Guest speakers include Riva Enteen, the National Lawyers Guild, Dan Tokaji, ACLU of Southern California.
In addition, a special screening of a 10-minute trailer,  "American Coup D'Etat:  The Stealing of the Presidency," a documentary by Joan Sekler and Richard Perez, will be available for viewing.

RSVP at 818-755-0011.
Send your check, made payable to Voter March, to: Voter March West, 430 Hillwood Ct., Mountain View, CA 94040    (please note: Bugliosi, Sept. 8 in the memo section).
Proceeds to benefit Voter March, a nonprofit organization dedicated to election reform,
and the National Lawyers Guild. 
Maps and directions available upon request.
Contact Kim Tarner at 310-665-2344 or kimtche@aol.com for more information.

August 25, Voter March Minnesota, and Other Community Groups Join With Can The Klan in Minnesota to Rally Against White Supremacists

The KKK has joined with the NSM (National Socialist Movement, also known as the American Nazi Party) to stage a rally on the steps of the St Paul, MN, State Capitol on 25 August.  This hate rally is a part of their national campaign to gain a foothold in Minnesota and four other states. 

If you can be in Minnesota at 12 Noon on 25 August, then please join us in opposing these hate groups on the grassy area in front of the St Paul Capitol. This rally is intended to be a peaceful and non-violent expression of opposition to fascism and racism-instead of anger, bring a Frisbee, some noise makers and a few jokes-let's laugh these people out of our community!  For more information, please see the Can The Klan website at www.cantheklan.org .

Want to volunteer as a marshal for this rally?  Then call 651.649.4579 and, if no one is available to immediately answer your call, leave a message with your phone number...by the way, we also need legal observers, musicians and a whole host of other good people to help with this rally.  Let�s tell the Radical Right that �THE HATE STOPS HERE�!

August 25 at 7:30 pm Vincent Bugliosi to speak in Oceanside, CA
 
Vincent Bugliosi, former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, who won 105 out of 106 felony cases during his prosecutorial career, including the infamous Charles Manson murder case, and author of the current best-seller, The Betrayal of America, a damning indictment of the US Supreme Court's decision in the Bush vs. Gore case, will be speaking in Oceanside on August 25 in the Mira Costa College Theater at 7:30 pm.       He will be addressing the issue of the Supreme Court's extremely controversial decision in the Bush vs. Gore case which effectively handed the presidency to George W. Bush, overriding the votes of tens of millions of Americans.
 
Also speaking will be local Congressman Robert Filner, who was one of only 13 Congressional members who walked out of the counting of electoral college votes last January 6th in disgust, when Congress accepted the questionable Florida electoral votes, following the US Supreme Court's even more questionable ruling on the case of Bush vs. Gore on December 12th.
 
David Brin, best-selling science fiction author, and author of the non-fiction book, The Transparent Society, which deals with the intersection of technology, personal privacy, and politics, has expressed his willingness to speak on the subject of the need for Electoral College reform; but at press time he has not made a firm commitment.
 
Mike Byron, a professor of political science at several local colleges and universities, including Mira Costa College, is hosting this event.  Sponsoring organizations include Mira Costa College's Center for International Understanding and Voter March. Voter March arose as a result of the egregious conduct and unfair results of election 2000 which has led to the emergence of a growing Pro-Democracy movement.  Seating is limited to about 300, so plan to arrive early.  The event is free and is open to the general public.  There is a suggested donation of at least five dollars to support Voter March�s non-profit electoral reform efforts.  Details on how to get to Mira Costa College located at One Barnard Dr. in Oceanside, may be obtained via the internet at:
http://www.miracosta.cc.ca.us/info/admin/PIO/OCmap.htm
Or by calling: 760-436-9521,  Outside the 760 area code, call Toll-free: 1-888-201-8480.  Dr. Byron can be reached at:  mpbyron1@home.com  or 760-433-3544.  Volunteers needed! Please contact Kim Tarner of Votermarch West at 310-665-2344 or by e-mail at kimtche@aol.com if you'd like to help out.  Visit website VoterMarch West for the latest updates.

August 11, Saturday Young People's Leadership Conference at Vanderbilt University

Former Vice President Al Gore and former Gov. Lamar Alexander will conduct a daylong bipartisan workshop this summer for young Tennessean s and other young Americans on citizenship, political advocacy, and grassroots civic involvement. The session, to be hosted by Vanderbilt University on Saturday, Aug.11, will bring together young people from around Tennessee and some other  states, with the goal of increasing involvement in the electoral process by young people in both major  parties. Former Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chip Saltsman and Gore's former Tennessee State  Director Mark McNeely will co-ordinate the conference.  The attendees will be invited based on their  interest, experience and potential as well as their desire to learn how to become more actively and  productively involved in the electoral process. The session will focus on the need to combine  knowledge of the nuts and bolts of  party organizing with civility and respect for differences of opinion and ideology. Alexander and  Gore will both personally participate, along with experienced grassroots organizers. The session will  include Democrats, Republicans and others interested  in the improvement of democracy in America and the greater involvement of young people in the political  process. 

August 4, Saturday, New School University, New York City,  Web Design for Activists, 10am to 5pm

Perhaps you belong to a group that has been using email and a website to organize, inform, agitate and acknowledge.   Perhaps your group is ready to take that step now.  The Web Design for Activists seminar is for

  • organizations ready to learn about, create and maintain their own website

  • organizations already utilizing web technology who want to train their own members, anticipating membership -- and webmaster -- turnover, and

  • individuals ready to launch their own website who want to learn how

Students will:

  • learn basic web skills and concepts

  • learn popular web tools and elements of HTML

  • create and publish a website in class

Everything you need to know to get started and become �websavvy�

Classes will be held at the New School University, 68 Fifth Avenue (corner 13th Street), at the Computer information Center.
Cost $100 per student, group rates available.   Great equipment.  Great location.  Great value.

Contact: 
Joel Landy,  718.937.2240      email:  
web design for activists

Thur., August  2,  7pm, Vince Bugliosi, OAKLAND, CA

On Thursday, August 2, Vince Bugliosi, author of the best-selling "The Betrayal of America", will participate in a forum on the upcoming efforts to make the Supreme Court accountable for its actions last December 12.      Joining him on stage will be Riva Enteen of the National Lawyers Guild, Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange, and Dave Aragon of Voter March West.  

This is a fundraiser and an opportunity to meet and listen to Mr. Bugliosi in person. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer period afterwards. Seating is limited so please obtain your tickets as soon as possible. The push for justice and democracy is gaining momentum and events like this are increasing around the country.  Your attendance will help spread the word that if we ignore the actions of the Supreme Court, we will do so at the peril of our representative-type government, and will have acceded to a judicial coupe d'etat.

The event is:
Thursday, August  2  7pm
GRAND LAKE THEATER
3200 GRAND AVENUE
OAKLAND, CA
(510) 452-3556 (This number is not for information about the event itself)

Directions: Theater is a little Northeast of Lake Merritt.  Coming from East to West on I-580; take the Grand Ave. exit and turn right, theater is near Lake Park Ave.  Coming from West to East take the Grand Ave. exit and turn left.

Ticket sales at Grand Lake Theater start Monday, July 23rd.
Tickets are $15 donation.  NO CREDIT CARD SALES.
Ticket sales start Fri., July 13th at Cody's Books on Telegraph Avenue at Haste Street in Berkeley, Modern Times @ 888 Valencia @ 20th Street and A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books - 601 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco.

Call (510) 287-9406 or send an email to aleien@jps.net for will call tickets and information.  Checks/money orders sent for tickets via regular mail will be at will call on day of event. Limited seating, get your tickets right away. Accessible - NO STANDING ROOM.  Refreshment Stand will be open for business.  

A fundraiser for Voter March West and A First Amendment Center.

July 31, Tue., 5:30 PM, New York City, Midtown Manhattan Penthouse -  Vincent Bugliosi and Greg Palast,  Guest Speakers at Voter March Event 

Voter March (New York City) had as our guest speaker,  Vincent Bugliosi, legendary prosecutor and author of the New York Times Best Seller "The Betrayal of America - How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose Our President," with forewords by Molly Ivins and Gerry Spence.  

Greg Palast, BBC television investigative reporter and award winning columnist for Guardian newspapers will also be speaking at the Voter March reception.  Gregory Palast reports "Theft of the Presidency" on BBC Television's Newsnight 2 March 01 can now be downloaded! Or you can still read the transcript here and view the live streaming video at the BBC. 

This Voter March summer evening reception will be held on Tuesday, July 31st at 5:30 PM at a  midtown Manhattan penthouse and roof garden at the Buchanan, Penthouse U, 160 East 48th Street (corner 3rd Ave.), Manhattan.   Vincent Bugliosi will speak at 6:00 PMAttendees will meet Vincent Bugliosi, participate in a question and answer session after his speech, and will receive a personally autographed copy of "The Betrayal of America" book at no additional chargeHors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be an open bar.  Entertainment will include S'Doun performing on the grand piano.

Vincent Bugliosi's Nation article about the 2000 election, "None Dare Call It Treason," generated more inquiries and online hits than any other article in the magazine's history.    See reviews by Molly Ivins, Gerry Spence and Lou Posner of Voter March from the American Politics Journal:

"Vincent Bugliosi has written the modern equivalent of 'J'accuse'.
I am not a lawyer, but I do know that when Bugliosi quotes a Yale law professor as saying the day of the Bush v. Gore decision was 'like the day of the Kennedy assassination' for him and many of his colleagues, this is not an exaggeration."
Molly Ivins

"It is a pathetic spectacle that Bugliosi beckons us to behold - this high, hallowed court and its revered majority sold out to Power."
Gerry Spence, Esq.

"With his powerful, brilliant, and courageous expose of crime by the highest court in the land Vincent Bugliosi takes his place in the pantheon of patriots who have stood up and spoken out against injustice.  When an article he wrote on Bush v. Gore appeared in The Nation magazine in February, 2001, it drew the largest outpouring of letters and e-mail in the magazine's 136-year history, tapping a deep reservoir of outrage.  Bugliosi's argument is here greatly expanded, amended and amplified."
Lou Posner, Esq.  Voter March Founder and Chair

See also Amazon.com reviews.  

Monday July 30 at 1:00 PM .  Cable TV Interview with Lou Posner of Voter March and Chris Acosta of New Democratic Dimensions (and Voter March) on "Conversations."  Discussion of Voter March and the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore.   Channel 34 of the Time/Warner and Channel 107 of the RCA cable television systems in Manhattan   Also streamed to the Internet at the time of cable casting at http://www.mnn.org  - click on channel 34 at the site.

July 27, Friday, 11:30 A.M., Minneapolis

Protestors will be massing at 11:30, Friday, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota.  Why?  Dick Cheney will be there.  Women Against Military Madness, the Sierra Club, VoterMarch Minnesota and other groups will meet to tell Dick what they think about his energy policies and his
illegal assumption of power last November.    For more details, see Voter March Minnesota    Click on for protest reports and photos


July 26, Thurs., 7:30 PM, Manhattan Cable TV

Interview with Lou Posner from Voter March and Bob Fertik from Democrats.com on Joel Landy's Songs of Freedom Cable TV show, Channel 34 in Manhattan or live on the internet on www.MNN.org

JULY 19, Thurs., New York City, 7:00 to 10:00 PM

CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF THE "NY COALITION AGAINST THE BUSH AGENDA" AND  OUR  SUCCESSFUL TURNOUT!
Come One, Come All! Whether you made it to 51st and Fifth or not, you were part of the spirit and we want to have a great party to bring us all  together for FUN! The Votermarch folks have come through for us and have found a fabulous place  FOR FREE, with Hors d'oeurvres, and a guitar player! We'll have to buy our own drinks...but hey nice to have a place to gather!
Where: Club Thiasos @ 59 West 21st St. (corner 6th Ave)
TIME: 7pm to 10pm
The space is newly renovated and will hold up to 150 folks, not bad, let's party on!
Check out their web site @ www.thiasos.com
Thanks Lou Posner 

July 4, Wednesday, March, Rally with Granny D

--Meet at 4 p.m., New York State Capitol East Steps; March and Rally at 6 p.m.--

At age 90, Granny D (Doris Haddock) walked across America on a crusade for campaign finance reform. Join this courageous and legendary heroine as she leads a �Spirit of �76� march to replace the corporate flag with a U.S. flag in a demand for campaign finance reform. 

Further information; or call 518-465-4600 ext. 109, 518-583-4326.  Email Joe Seeman, Alliance for Democracy.  To join an email discussion list for organizing this and other campaign finance reform actions, send a blank email.

July 4, Wednesday Declare Your Independence! Protest Bush in Philadelphia, July 4th, at Independence Hall

--Meet at 3 PM in Washington Square, behind Independence Hall--

Independence Day festivities in Philadelphia are being paid for by Sunoco.  Bush will arrive at approximately 4 p.m. 

Map of Independence Hall area. Contact:  Mike Rectenwald, Citizens for a Legitimate Government.  More on Bush's agenda July 4. 

July 4, Wednesday, Rally and March to the Alamitos Power Plant, Long Beach, CA. Call to Action

Declare independence from corporate tyranny while affirming and celebrating the diversity and interdependence of the pro-democracy movement. Festive gathering in Long Beach with music, food, entertainment and educational booths, a solar-powered stage, and  informative and inspiring speakers. After the festival there will be a march to the Alamitos Power Plant to protest globalization without representation as practiced by transnational energy corporations through price gouging, market manipulation and blatant disregard for environmental safeguards. Demonstrate against representation that empowers global corporations at the expense of local community, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

For more information, call: (213) 389-2991, or (818) 249-3352; Web site.

July 4, Wednesday, Energy Independence Day Rally, San Diego

--11 a.m.-2 p.m. at County Administration Building�s west lawn area�

Energy Independence Day rally with Congressman Bob  Filner, San Diego City Councilmember Donna  Frye, Chula Vista City Councilmember Mary Salas  and others. Sponsored by the San Diego Coalition  for Affordable Public Power (C.A.P.P.). At  the County Administration Building's west lawn area, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown San Diego.  Info: 619/563-7761

June 28 - July 1 - Pro-Democracy Convention, Philadelphia

National Pro-Democracy Convention
Shaping the Future of Democracy in America: From Voter Disenfranchisement to
a Voters' Bill of Rights
June 29 - July 1, 2001

From June 29 to July 1st, 2001,  the Center for Constitutional Rights and a coalition of civil rights/human rights organizations, including Voter March,  are sponsoring a National Pro-Democracy Convention at the Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Convention is being convened in response to the disenfranchisement of thousands, if not millions of voters in the recent Presidential election.

With the Voter's Bill of Rights as a primary focus, the National Pro-Democracy Convention will be a vehicle to gather up and galvanize the disparate and disaffected constituencies and movements outraged by the flawed election to build a permanent force for real democracy.

The Convention will include a range of important activities:

*   Preceding the convention, there will be a Training Institute for anyone interested in intensive work towards election reform.

*   The kick- off event for the Convention will be a National Town Hall Meeting, where national leaders will speak out about Election 2000 and offer recommendations for democratic reforms.

*   Throughout the convention, there will be continuous information and discussion around the principles outlined in the Voters' Bill of Rights and strategies for strengthening the pro-democracy movement.

The organizers of the Pro-Democracy Convention are determined that what happened during the 2000 presidential election will never occur again in our country.

To register or for more information, see Pro-Democracy Convention or e-mail demconv@hotmail.com.
For more information, contact Jessica Stern at (212) 614-6452

June 21,  Thurs.,  7:00-10 p.m., Roll Your Own Blackout

Protest George W. Bush's energy policies and lack of emphasis on efficiency, conservation and alternative fuels with a voluntary rolling blackout on the first day of summer (in any time zone--this will roll it across the planet). It's a simple protest and a symbolic act. Turn out your lights from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on June 21. Unplug whatever you can unplug in your house. Light a candle to the sun god, kiss and tell, make love, tell ghost stories, do something instead of watching television, have fun in the dark. We want global education, participation and funding in conservation, efficiency and alternative fuel efforts--and an end to over-exploitation and misuse of the earth's resources.

June 20, Interview with Lou Posner, founder and Chair of Voter March,   on the Meria Heller Show
Discussion of the Pro-Democracy Convention in Philadelphia June 29 - July 1,  the 10 point Voter Bill of Rights, the stolen election, the video "Raining On The Parade", the lack of media coverage for protesters at home, the U.S. Supreme Court decision and upcoming protests.  For audio replay, click here 


June 17- 23, 2001 -  Florida A&M University
DEMOCRACY SUMMER 2001

Democracy Summer 2001 is an historic gathering of a multi-ethnic and cross-generational alliance of organizations and individuals committed to building a pro-democracy movement.  First, the Democracy Institute, a week-long training on electoral reform and organizing skills, will take
place June 17-23 at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida's state capital (the scene of the crime).  After that week, participants will be placed in activist-internships around the country according to their interest and availability.

Democracy Summer is our opportunity to build a movement in our own image. Let's get this party started! For more information, contact Tanya or Sekou at Democracy Summer, 202-234-9382, or e-mail democracysummer@excite.com. Also visit the website: democracysummer.org.

June 16 - 17,  Croton Point Park, NY
Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival

Music and environmental Festival.  Voter March New York City will have a table as an activist organization.  We have the new Voter Rights March T-shirts for sale, as well as buttons and bumperstickers.  To volunteer to help, contact volunteer@votermarchny.com 

June 12-13, Tuesday & Wednesday, Brussels and Gotheburg (Sweden)
Protest Bush 

Demonstrations at the American Embassy and NATO headquarters in Brussels. After that Bush will 
visit the EU summit in Gotheburg where there are further demonstrations planned. Sign up for newsletter with info on actions against Bush in Europe and actions on global warming. More information.

June 8, Friday, 1:00 p.m., Omaha, Nebraska
Protest Bush

Protest G. W. Bush at the College World Series, Rosenblatt Stadium, for the opening pitch.  For more information, see Protest Bush website,  email to Joshua Thompson at nebraska@votermarch.org, call voice mail at 402-449-2140 or join the egroup alert:  NE Progressive Network.  

June 7, Thu., 5-7:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.
Protest Judge Sauls at the National Press Club

Join Oral Majority in their protest against Judge Sauls at the National Press Club, 14th and F St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Map, directions. Judicial Watch has invited Supreme Court Justices.

 Links to pictures of May 29th California protests!

Links to California May 29 Protest Pictures
and Protest Accounts

Sutton's Office Protested by Ohio Disability Community

On May 25, the Ability Center of Greater Toledo called out the disability community of Ohio to protest the nomination of Jeffrey S. Sutton to the Regional Federal Judgeship.

More protest pics.

SATURDAY,  MAY 19, 2001
VOTER RIGHTS MARCH TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY 


Bob Borosage addressing the crowd at the West Capitol Steps

EAST COAST:  The Voter Rights March to Restore Democracy - East Coast will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2001at Lafayette Park and the West Capital steps in Washington, DC, including the adjacent area of the National Mall from First to Third Streets.  We will assemble at Lafayette Park at 9:00 am where we will have speakers commencing at 10:00 am until 11:00 am.  We will have a march from Lafayette Park to Pennsylvania Avenue to Constitution Avenue past the Supreme Court and to the West Capital steps.  From 1:00 pm through 6:00 pm we will have speakers and entertainers performing at the West Capital steps. 

March Route
11:00 am  March from Lafayette Park east on Pennsylvania Ave., South on 15th Street, continuing East on Pennsylvania Ave.
11:30 am  Pass the U.S. Justice Dept. on Pennsylvania Avenue, Proceed on Pennsylvania Avenue to 3rd Street. Then north on Third Street to Constitution Ave., turn right on Constitution Ave., proceed east on Constitution Avenue to First Street NW, arriving at Constitution Ave & First St. NW
12:00 noon,  Pass Constitution Avenue and First Street NW, across from the U.S. Capitol. Additional marchers will be joining in as we continue east on Constitution Ave. to First St. NE  Then turning right on 1st St. NE and proceeding south to East Capitol Street past the U.S. Supreme Court.
12:30 pm  Pass in front of U.S. Supreme Court.  Then, left on East Capital Street, proceeding east to Second Street NE, passing the U.S. Supreme Court again. Then, left on Second Street NE, proceeding North to Constitution Avenue. Left on Constitution Ave., proceeding west to First St. NW. Then proceed south to West Steps of U.S. Capitol.


WEST COAST:  The Voter Rights March to Restore Democracy - West Coast will gather at Justin Hermann Plaza at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco (Embarcadero BART stop) at 10am on Saturday, May 19th.  We will then march up Market Street and converge on the Civic Center Plaza in front of SF City Hall for a rally/teach-in from noon-4pm.  There will be speakers, music, teach-in, food, etc.

The African American Holiday Association will hold the 3rd Unity in Diversity Day on May 19 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m in Washington, DC on the National Mall, 3rd St, NW , which is within walking distance of the West Capital steps.  Information.

May 17, Minnesota protest

On May 17, 650 protesters flew the �Visualize Democracy� banner at a protest in St. Paul, Minnesota.  More pictures.

Monday, April 30th, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, New York City

Joel Landy hosted the town meeting with videos and discussion presented by Deep Dish TV, the Independent Center and independent video producers.  Manhattan Neighborhood Network,
537 West 59th Street (between 10th and 11th Aves).   Not only what really happened in Washington DC on January 20th will be seen and heard, but special attention will be directed toward the upcoming Voter Rights Day in Washington on May 19th. 


    EARTH DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS - APRIL 22

 

Bob Kuntz from the Oral Majority, Lou Posner from Voter March and Bob Fertik from Democrats.com at Earth Day at Dag Hammarskjold Park at the United Nations on Sunday, April 22, 2001.  Stop the Bush rollback on the environment and help build a sustainable future.  For additional information, go to NIRS website.

QUEBEC CITY FTAA APRIL 19 TO 21
REPORT FROM BOB KUNST, ORAL MAJORITY

Yes, I did get gassed, and yes, we did make an impact and here is what happened.  Meantime, I managed to get to Quebec on Thurs., and got to the main fence with my banner: "Bush Stole The Election"  CBC T. V. was doing commentary and picked up on the banner both in video and
with the commentator in French. It would be the beginning of a great deal of media and also the scoop on what really happened in Quebec. 

Quebec City is beautiful and historic and surrounded by a wire fence and security costing $50 millions in Canadian, but with a massive message of:

1. keeping out the people, from this cabal of dishonesty and deceit.
2. rubbing in the face of the freedom loving people of Canada that this fence is the image instead, of oppression and symbol, into this globalization, a tyranny of corporate control, that is uncontrolled and threatening the very survival of the planet via the profiteering to destroy anything and everything in its path toward this mania.

Of course this "Wall of Shame" had to come down.

At Lavall University, on the first evening I would do Canada's Public Radio, and in all of the media, the approach is: "Gore Won, Bush Stole The Election", is illegitimate, and has 'isolated' the U.S. from the rest of the world, and Oral Majority is here to isolate Bush from the rest of the world
instead, and that he does not represent the U.S.

While others had a hard time even getting into Canada at the borders, including labor people from the U.S., as reported in the Boston Globe on 4/19/01, I had no problem and of course at the main gate, Rene Levec St., I immediately made friends with the police as I always do.

So on Friday, by Noon, I was already set up with table, banner, two more signs: "Stop Bush" and "Wake Up America-Bush Stole The Election" and a table filled with "No More Bushit" buttons and stickers, "Buck Fush" buttons and lots of flyers on who we are and our web site.

Reaction was just terrific, in both having most of the street to myself, so the view from a distance was most obvious and then as it got crowded still standing out like a sore thumb.

Media and people came quickly to photograph, do  interviews, donate for the merchandize and conversation in general.

I also mention that the Canadian Prime Minister had only a couple of weeks ago stated that Bushit was "Naive" and "Ignorant", but this comment of a head of state against a U.S. 'leader', was also ignored by the media, to protect Bushit's image and 'coup' and in addition Fox was one of the worst and as we spoke Oral Majority and others in Tampa were demonstrating against Fox this very minute. I was adding "Illegitimate" to "Naive" and "Ignorant."

"Your Silence Won't Protect You" was a bumper sticker I saw on a car, also carrying a gay decal.

Then an extraordinary group with black crosses over their mouths, in very slow motion going towards the fence.  This 13, drawing a great number of people and cameras and right in front of me.

A U.S. flag in now in the street and one upside down.

Then a huge group of 'flower' people called the "Pagan Cluster", are doing a huge circle right in front of me, only to be replaced nearly 3 P.M. with a huge group of protesters now coming from the University to the fence and 'it begins'.

Mind you, it will take only 5 minutes for 10 sections of this fence to come down.

So with all the yelling and cheers and then a block away the tear gas is starting and I say it's too crowded and dangerous and the need to pack up and move out of here. I get packed but then the gas started coming directly towards us.

My car is parked below this level of the street and by the time I get my stuff down to the street a gas canister goes off right near my car but the wind is blowing right to me.
I couldn't breathe.  Everyone around there was in tears and choking.  

It was amazing!

I load the car, and there are folks lying on the street by the car, and in pain for the gas as well as myself.

This guy is pouring water into our eyes to wash it out and I'm offering Club Soda for the lungs.

Then I get in the car and get out of the thousands now in the streets, and chanting that this is the 'face of democracy' and 'solidarity go, go'.

So I go for dinner and then meet with one of the folks from Halifax protesting and we talk, and decide to go for a beer in the old city and by midnight the tear gas is still flowing by cloud fulls all over the place, and this Friday is over for me, watching all the kids, and folks, who are innocent, all suffering such pain.

It's finally a gorgeous day, when two days earlier it was 20 degrees. Now it's labors turn and I set up my booth and do a bang-up job with media and folks loving the stuff and mucho conversations as 30,000 are mobilizing here for their march to plea for sanity at this Summit.

Bushit meanwhile told CBC the night before he would leave the Summit if there was another incident.  And now at 9 AM he is addressing the Summit on 'trade' being the vehicle for 'liberty' and 'democracy', (Can you believe it?), while the Canadian Prime Minister says that 'democracy' must also be
'legitimate' and 'relevant', which I see as another attack upon Bushit's credibility.

As the parade moves on, there are many powerful messages and a very decidedly anti-Bushit attitude thankfully I was both providing and supporting.

Yesterday someone had chalked in front of my table: "Free America-Trade Bush" and today folks had signs that "Bush Sucks", besides what I was doing and 600+ were carrying our messages to the rest of the people, besides again
speaking to numerous media.

Imagine the massiveness of it all in just a few hours of this frenzy.

By the time I'm packed up now, my other half is calling from Miami and telling that on T.V. live, is this group now getting 'gassed' and doused by water cannon (which didn't work the day before) and for no provocation.

Meanwhile, the anarchists were trying to divert the parade to come with them but labor kept them separate.

I walked a bit in the parade, and there were now 100 with bar code masks on their faces again walking in street theatre, among so many like them and Greenpeaces' 4 story condom, etc. and these folks didn't deserve getting gassed, which four blocks into for me, the whole place was reeking from.

I would speak with 3 woman and we could see on top of the hill clouds of gas, and they told me that the building covered with it was a nun's nursing home and hospital. I was shocked.

Ten blocks away, my eyes were tearing and I was coughing.

This attack and retreat scenario would go on for all afternoon and into the late hours and by then I had already left, but was listening to the reports on 940 every fifteen minutes, and 34 police had been hurt as well as 50 protesters and 150 arrests while the 'riot squads' from around the country
were being sent in.

Three media trucks had been vandalized. A bunch of CIBC bank windows had been broken.  The peaceful protesters were screaming at these anarchists that none of this was necessary and they were ruining the message the rest
wanted to present.

Meanwhile, 3000 marched in solidarity in Vancouver; 500 in Winnepeg; 1000 in Halifax; 50 in Windsor; and tunnel from Detroit blocked for 20 minutes by 40 on U.S. side and another protest at border crossing in Vt.

By 7 P.M. portions of the roadway were being broken up and thrown at the police, says this reporter on 940 and she is choking on the air from all the gas being thrown, while the fence by the cemetery has been taken down and now 100 police and reinforcements are coming.

3 police helicopters at all times filming this 'Big Brother' approach to a people demanding to be heard, the Summit claimed they had, but this show of force from its inception and then denial, has only made this deception one of the
issues being protested and surely no trust exists on these levels and why the conflict.

I must say that I did also meet other Americans, who came to be a part of this and also that while the Canadians were decidedly anti-US corps. they were totally with us and I had nothing but praise from them for even being there.

Since the last Summit, the Nazi/Big Brother/ exclusion/ right -wing /illegitimacy/issues are as large as ever, for those not in denial.

Where is our passion on this betrayal by GOP/Bushit and arsenic and untreated sewage in our water among the catastrophes?

APRIL 18 - GRANNY D SHOWS UP AT VOTER MARCH MEETING

At the New York City Voter March meeting on April 18, Granny D made a surprise visit.  Granny D was in New York City that day as she had a televised interview with the Today Show on her great efforts towards campaign finance reform.

Greg Palast-101  April 6th, 2001

by Juliet Stewart  (Voter March Fund Raising Chair)
Founder of Friends of Bill and
CitizensAgainstBush.org

(Cleveland) It was cold that day Monday, April 16th, in Cleveland, as we arrived after 4 hours on the road from Cincinnati. I telephoned Greg to let him know that we had arrived. My daughters were on Spring Break, and I wanted them to meet someone that forever would leave an impression on their young minds. Greg Palast was to speak at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, his topic was Globalization at the Cleveland Playhouse on Tuesday evening April, 17th. Since we both felt that Tuesday would not be a good time for us to meet, he invited me to come up on Monday where we could spend more time together speaking about various topics and perhaps hold an interview.  

Gregory arrived at the local hangout on Case Western Reserve University around 7:45 PM with Professor Joe White by his side. As he was walking down the steps to this rather 60's type location called "The Spot", he called out to me, "Juliet." He was exactly how I imagined him to be. His fedora hat and long coat. and a carry on type briefcase which held all the proof he had to expose the fraud in Florida. I knew something was about to explode in my life and this meeting was just the prerequisite of what will come later. It was an informal gathering of a handful of students, an older couple, Professor White, myself, my 2 daughters and Gregory Palast. We took some pictures and then we decided how we would tape this lecture. 

Gregory wanted to begin the lecture and decided we would do the interview later. He spoke about the 2000 Presidential stolen election. His research was extensive and told about his meeting with Clay Roberts in Florida. And how just the mention of Palast in Florida automatically shuts the doors in offices controlled by the Bush Administration there. He spoke about how Catherine Harris' office ordered the elimination of 8000 black, poor whites and Hispanic voters, who were not felons. He spoke about the marketing company Database Technologies, DBT/ChoicePoint, who gathered up names and put them on a blacklist. Later to be used to prevent people from poor communities from voting. All of this done in the name of Bush, both Jeb and George. In other words, this is nothing more than racial profiling to gather information about the profiles of black voters and minority groups. He spoke about globalization, Thomas Friedman and the New World Order extensively. I had learned that the insurance companies are so tied in the World Bank. How the World Banks controlled not only the banks, but our health care systems. When he spoke about how globalization ties in with this New World Order, I became almost frightened but I knew that the message was clear, we must not let the World Banks control our entire lives. This is evident everyday since our meeting. I now do not dismiss any news article on globalization. 

He spoke about men like Bob Parry of the "Consortium," and how his life was almost ruined after he wrote about Iran Contra. I asked him if he thought Cspan was controlled by the Moon family as Parry suggest. He said that if Parry suggested it there must be some truth in it. He has a high respect for this man. He shared with us, how this "trash can" journalism is where an investigative reporter is put out to pasture once they expose the truth. He is proud of the people he has met such men like, Walter Cronkite and is not surprised that Big PBS stations in larger cities will not show his new series "The Calling." Some of which was taped in Cleveland earlier in the day before we met. 

His anguish I feel is the way he has been treated by such reporters as Michael Isikoff, who seems to foam at the mouth just by the mention of Bill Clinton. I think Greg's "Gonzo Journalism method" of reporting is a breath of fresh air. He even amused and kept the attention of an 11 and 13 year old, especially when he said, if you want to be a journalist, "Don't study journalism." He believes that if you want to go to Bolivia and protest, you should do everything possible to make it happen. If you have a student loan, don't spend the rest of your life trying to pay this off. He believes you should just change your name and get on with your life and don't get caught in the rut race of daily living. Do something you love, something that doesn't bog you down. Just do what you want to do in life and don't study silly courses in college that will just be a waste of time. You have to live your life to the fullest. 

He told me in my interview that my daughter Alex helped to tape, that he was a Democrat. He declined when I asked him who he voted for in the 2000 stolen election. He
was disappointed in Al Gore when he did not challenge the US SUPREME Court's decision. He felt there was some kind of loop hole in that decision. He was adamant that Gore should have done more to question this. His stance on Joe
Lieberman is as follows. He doesn't think that Lieberman was the best Vice Presidential candidate and will never forget his proposal of Tort Reform.

He answered questions that my members had wanted answered. One in particular was should we trust the Media. He said no we should not and mentioned names that are so familiar in our daily lives that have become nothing but a mouth piece for George W. Bush. He felt that it was awful that journalist like himself, and others have to write for trash can journals like "The Nation." He doesn't mean this in the wrong way, he just means how many people will pick up and read this journal for real news. It has become a journal of truth seekers but no one is reading. I told him that one day someone will find some good trash on Bush, and then they will want him to tell them all he knows about the Bush Cartel. And his comment made me feel that perhaps something is already in the works. I told him I would cast Richard Gere to play Greg Palast. I must mention that he loves his brown fedora hat, he even mentions being bald but seems very proud that he is different. He said that he would never wear a rug on his head as most do who work for the mainstream Media.

If Lenny Bruce is what comedy is to the latter day comedians, then Greg Palast is investigative journalism at it's best. In other words, no one has exposed more truth about the Bush Cartel and has lived to tell the story. Greg does live in exile in London with his family. He uncovered the truth about the Bush family and Barrick Gold Mining. They are suing The Observer and Guardian over his reporting that a company they bought in Tanzania buried at least 50 miners alive to clear their gold mining concession. He said and I quote, " The most wonderful thing about America is the lawsuits." I must add that Professor Joe White was a college friend of Greg during their younger days. He spoke to Joe's students on a one to one basis. Answering all questions and standing the entire time. He spoke for almost 3 hours, and the pizza and popcorn seemed to be of no one's concern, since we were eating the words of Palast. Hunger and thirst were the last thing on our mind.

I have pictures and I have the interview. He also autographed some articles that he had written with a color picture of himself sitting on a beach in New York's Long Island Sound. I felt like we had known each other for years and we were just reacquainted to each other once again. A lesson is the study of Greg Palast is one that I know myself and 2 young girls from Cincinnati will never forget. He felt that his article he had written "Silence of the Lambs" helped to make him a focus on the left circuit of the internet, but now the silence has turned into "The Slaughter of the Lambs". And I might add that the inscription on his pictures to me were very powerful words. He is the inspiration that made this woman travel over 4 hours by car to meet and hear Palast. I now put Mr. Palast in the top 5 list of people that I have been proud to meet. Oh by the way, he thinks that Phil Berg's idea to file the lawsuit is a good idea. Any exposure we get to open up the election fraud story furthers our attempts to expose the Bush Cartel in this country. 

And he loves VoterMarch on May 19th in DC, but he would have to decline for now and the invitation to speak, since he may be flying into the U.S. on that day from London. I even gave him a VoterMarch flyers to pass around as well as the NY POST article on our Protest at Fox News in NY on April 6th. Greg will be spending his summer there at his summer home in New York. So please, next time you get a chance to meet or hear Mr. Palast please do so.  Don't miss this one, and you don't need any prerequisites. You just need to take Greg Palast 101, and that is all you need to further your life in activism and investigative journalism.

Video and audio to follow of the interview.  Also I will have the pictures on the
CitizensAgainstBush.org web site.

JEB BUSH PROTEST REPORT FROM TALLAHASSEE - APRIL 9

I attended the Florida State Employees Protest/Unions protest against Jeb Bush in Tallahassee Florida, on April 9, 2001.  Our "Rally in Tally"!  No one could deter the hundreds of Floridians who came to protest the "other" Bush.  The one who helped STEAL the presidential election from Gore.  And now Jeb is trying to take jobs away from dedicated, hardworking State employees.  By car and by bus, the Florida State employees came.  I stopped counting the number of busses and car caravans.  There were so many!  From Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and all points in between.  Hundreds dressed in green T-shirts saying "State Workers Do It Better......and For Less"!  There were State Employees, Union members, Florida Democrat leaders, Representatives of Civil Rights and Woman Organizations, etc., etc. AFSCME President Gerald McEntee and AFL-CIO President John Sweeney gave compelling speeches in front of the Tallahassee Capitol steps.  McEntee emphasized that the Bush brothers had "declared war on working families in Florida and across America".  Various State Democrat Representatives also spoke.  Multiple news media were in attendance. The protest was peaceful and without incident.  Floridians of every color, nationality, and creed were in attendance. The crowd was "fired-up" to say the least! From age 22 to 62!!  We clapped, chanted, sang, and shouted our support for what we felt was right and just.
Vilma Fox, Miami


COUNTERCOUP.ORG WEBMASTER ARRESTED

Edwin Johnston, WebMaster for CounterCoup.org, was falsely arrested on March 23, 2001, taken to jail and charged with two counts of assault based on false statements given to police.  He has set up a webpage to educate people about the incident while he awaits trial.  Please visit this site and see why he has been unable to serve in his position as CounterCoup.org WebMaster recently.

A BANNER DAY FOR DEMOCRACY IN CINCINNATI

CINCINNATI | APR 02, 2001 - - A Banner Day for Democracy. Many of the estimated 100,000 baseball fans visiting downtown for the Cincinnati Reds opening day saw an aerial banner with the message "BUSH STOLE YOUR VOTE" in 7-foot tall red letters, followed by "WWW.VOTERMARCH.ORG" in black letters. The message circled the Reds' stadium eight times and downtown for 25 minutes. The crowd included Ohio Senator Mike DeWine and Reds' owner Carl Lindner.



Additional photographs of the aerial banner are at the Standup 4 Democracy.

RADIO INTERVIEW WITH LOUIS POSNER AND BOB FERTIK

"I don't usually write you after I've done a show, but today's show was so ROCKING and AWESOME and INFORMATIVE that I can't contain myself. If you have NEVER listened, or checked out an archive, as a CITIZEN of USA and the Planet, this show is a MUST HEAR. I hosted Bob Fertik, Manager of Democrats.com and Lou Posner (attorney) founder and Chairman of VoterMarch.org.  This show is NOT for democrats alone. It is for thinking people who want to know the truth about what's going on and has gone on in the country with this election mess.  Information you HAVEN'T heard anywhere else is discussed. Get educated, get active. Our country is about People for the People. Share this link with everyone you know.  Thanks for allowing me to share my excitement! The show is called "Interview of Two"  [click on for audio  -  program starts with songs and is over 1 hour long]."  Meria Heller of Net Radio Live

MICHIGAN PROTESTS AT BUSH APPEARANCE

KALAMAZOO, MAR 27 -- Voter March Michigan organized over 500 protestors to greet Bush at Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo, Michigan.  


Clint Turland of Michigan at Kalamazoo protest.

See VoterMarch Michigan for more pictures and narratives.

CHERYL GUTTMAN APPEARED ON HANNITY AND COLMES

After protesting media bias in front of Fox News in Manhattan on Friday, April 6, 2001, Cheryl Guttman of DemocracyMarch.org appeared as a guest on the Hannity and Colmes show on Fox News that evening.  Similar protests were held against Fox News in Tampa and Los Angeles.  Cheryl argued her case on conservative media bias and how it affected the presidential election debacle, and blasted Sean Hannity on the biased Miami Herald report on the vote recounts. 

INAUGURAL DAY VOTER MARCH -  JANUARY 20, 2001

WASHINGTON DC, JAN 20 --  On the date of the Presidential Inauguration, we held the Inaugural Day Voter March at Dupont Circle and the Ellipse in Washington, DC to protest election fraud and the disenfranchisement of voters that occurred in election 2000 and the U.S. Supreme Court's partisan intervention with the rights of voters. Over ten thousand individuals from all over the nation gathered at Dupont Circle  (click for video clips) to hear prominent activist speakers and entertainers.  To see the rants and raves from our demonstrators and links to pictures, click here for the J20 HQ section. 

DECEMBER 15, 2000, THE UNITED NATIONS VOTER MARCH

The first of our National Marches, was held on Bill of Rights Day and Human Rights Week in New York City, at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Park,  across from the United Nations, where the General Assembly was meeting that day. White House Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day and Human Rights Week.

"I have just returned from the demonstration at the United Nations ... it was passionate. Everyone there was totally committed and gave some excellent speeches...I know it is freezing today but we even had a young boy, probably 12 years old, who braved the weather and spoke about Bush cheating." Ahsan

 

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