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Commentary: Media
A Video Message from the Iraqi Resistance
Reuters obtained from Iraqi guerrillas "an English-language video urging U.S. troops to lay down their weapons and seek refuge in mosques and homes" (Michael Georgy, "Iraq Rebels in Video Taunt," January 12, 2005), promising protection to soldiers who heed their call.

The Information Clearing House has made the video and a transcript of its content available: "A Message from the 'Iraq Resistance.'"
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News: Media
News Log
Clear Channel DJ to Indian operator: 'Listen to me you dirty rat-eater.'
Contact the Clear Channel station and let them know whether you think "Sorry about that, won't happen again. Really, I promise," is good enough:
Station Address:
Power99 WUSL-FM
440 Domino Lane Philadelphia, PA 19128

General/Business Line: 215.483.8900
Or, you may want to contact the FCC directly
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Commentary: Civil & Human Rights : Democracy : Elections & Legislation : Protest, Resistance and Direct Action
Keep On Objecting
The brief debate over certification of the Ohio results cannot be the end of the process. Democrats and Republicans need to continue to feel the heat if election reform is to be a reality.
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News: Civil & Human Rights : Democracy : Elections & Legislation
Why I Must Object
The senator explains why she felt compelled to object to the certification of Ohio's electoral votes.
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Announcement: Health Care
Authors Lloyd Wright & Melody Beattie Kick-Off Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign with LA Radio Appearance
Wright (Triumph Over Hepatitis C) & Beattie (Choices and Codependent No More) to be featured Saturday, January 8th on the KRLA radio show (870 AM) “The Bradley Quick Experience” at 11:00 pm in LA (also LIVE and archived on Internet*)
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News: Civil & Human Rights : Democracy : Elections & Legislation : Protest, Resistance and Direct Action
Senators Should Object to Ohio Vote
This Thursday in Washington Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the senior minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, will formally object to the counting of the Ohio electoral vote in the 2004 presidential election. If any senator joins him, the counting of the vote is suspended and the House and the Senate must convene separately to hear the objections filed, and to vote on whether to accept them.

The grounds for the objections are clear: The irregularities in the Ohio vote and vote count are widespread and blatant. If the Ohio election were held in the Ukraine, it would not have been certified by the international community.

By Rev. Jesse Jackson, AlterNet. Posted January 5, 2005.
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News: Democracy : Elections & Legislation : Media : Third Parties
Ohio Recount Steeped in Fraud
Ohio Recount Steeped in Fraud There is something you can do.
The presidential vote recount in Ohio is over - or is it? The Green and Libertarian Party candidates who paid for the recount may have a claim of fraud against election officials and at least one voting machine company. If they can't get a new recount, they ought to at least get their money back.

Here's what happened.
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Commentary: Elections & Legislation
Rule One: Count Every Vote
http://www.thenation.com/thebeat/index.mhtml?bid=1&pid;=2090
John Nichols Online Beat
Rule One: Count Every Vote
12/27/2004 @ 11:20am

Politics is a game played by rules. And the most important rule regarding close elections is that you don't win by being conciliatory during the recount process. Indeed, the only way a candidate who trails on election night ends up taking the oath of office is by refusing to concede and then confidently demanding that every vote be counted -- even when the opposition, the media and the courts turn against you.

That is a rule that Al Gore failed to follow to its logical conclusion in 2000, and that John Kerry did not even attempt to apply this year. Both men were so determined to maintain their long-term political viability that they refused to fight like hell to assure that the votes of their supporters were counted. That refusal let their backers down. It also guaranteed that, despite convincing evidence that the Democrat won in 2000, and serious questions about the voting and recount processes in the critical state of Ohio in 2004, George W. Bush would waltz into the White House.

Maybe someday, if the Democrats really want to win the presidency, they will nominate someone like Christine Gregoire. Gregoire is the Washington state attorney general who this year was nominated by Democrats to run for governor of that state. She is hardly a perfect politician -- like too many Democrats, she is more of a manager than a visionary; and she is as ideologically drab as Gore or Kerry.

But Gregoire had one thing going for her, and that was her determination to win.

When the initial count showed her trailing Republican Dino Rossi by more than 200 votes, she refused to accept the result. Certain that there were Democratic votes that had yet to be tallied, she demanded a recount. The second review showed her trailing Rossi by 42 votes and -- as in the 2000 fight over recounting presidential ballots in Florida -- the Republicans accused Gregoire of traumatizing the state by continuing to demand that every vote be counted. "It's time to move forward," chirped Rossi, who ridiculed Democratic demands for a fuller, sounder recount. Rossi claimed that Gregoire wanted to count and recount the ballots until she was declared the winner.

In a sense, Rossi was right.

Gregoire did want to keep counting until she won. But, of course, that is the point of the recount process: If you think that the votes are there to assure your victory, you keep demanding that they be counted and tabulated. This is the fundamental rule that neither Gore nor Kerry ever quite got.

As Christmas approached, the pressure on Gregoire to back off was intense. But the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and her supporters continued to press for a full review of the ballots -- paying more than $700,000 for another count and going to court to defend the principle that every voted counts and every vote must be counted.

Two days before Christmas, with a go-ahead from the state Supreme Court, Gregoire got a full count. That reversed previous results and gave her a 130-vote lead over Rossi.

The fight may not be over yet. Rossi is crying foul. But the likelihood is that, in Washington state, the Democrat, not the Republican, will be taking the oath of office in January. There are two reasons why this is the case. First, Christine Gregoire got more votes. Second, she demanded that they be counted.
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