Monthly Archives: April 2008

2CDC forum: "UnCOUNTED" votes

Date : Tuesday, 6 May 2008
From : 7:00pm To : 9:00pm
Location : West Chester

We will be holding a 2CDC meeting on May 6th, at West Chester Boro Hall, 401 E Gay Street. The subject is very timely!! We will show a video entitled “UnCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections.”

This video exposes how American voters were cheated during the 2004 and 2006 elections, and why it will likely happen in 2008. Marian Schneider, our resident expert on all things voting, will speak at the end of the video. (running time 80 minutes).

The meeting will begin at 7PM to leave time for socializing and the video will begin at 7:15. Marian will speak at the conclusion and answer any questions you might have. Invite friends and neighbors to come see what is at stake for 2008!

“UNCOUNTED is a wake-up call to all Americans. Beyond increasing the public’s awareness, the film inspires greater citizen involvement in fixing a broken electoral system. As we approach the decisive election of 2008, UNCOUNTED will change how you feel about the way votes are counted in America.”

Free.
Email : info@2CDC.org.
More info : http://www.uncountedthemovie.com/about-the-film.html

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(Karen Porter vs. peace movement critics)

Director responds to recent letters

I have read, often with amusement, some of the “pro-victory-movement” letters in the past couple of weeks in your paper. Usually, I can just ignore them as either bald-faced lies or the writers’ very agile imaginations. However, two of them warrant brief responses. I find them so amusing that I can’t resist.

Dan Pourreau, as usual, has a very imaginative response to everything. As with Marie Antoinette, his usual attitude toward all those suffering masses is “Let them eat cake.”

But I digress. His bottom-line solution for the hatred we deal with every Saturday on the corner of High and Market appears to be that we should all show up with assault weapons and shoot it out. Wow! The Battle of the Bulge here in West Chester! The “OK Corral” no less! (Too many cowboy movies as a boy in France?)

He must also agree with comedian Rush Limbaugh, who is dreaming of violence at the Democratic convention this summer! What a great country these two envision for our children! Just shoot it out! Kill, kill, kill! Blood, blood, blood! Continue reading

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Tell McCain: Stop insulting women

(from CredoAction)

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans filibustered the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a law that would have overturned an appalling Supreme Court decision that practically abolished remedies for gender-based compensation discrimination in the workplace.

In opposing this legislation, Senator John McCain said that if women want better-paying jobs, they just need more “education and training.” Then, he didn’t even show up for the vote.

Let’s tell Senator McCain that should stop blocking an up or down vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act if he wants to ensure equal rights for women under the law.

Please have a look and take action.

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MayDay

Bob Fertik on April 19, 2008

May 1st (May Day) is shaping up to be quite a day of resistance, with strikes by the ILWU, the Teamsters, Postal Workers, plus immigrant rights rallies, and peace and impeachment activities.

It’s Mission Accomplished Day, Downing Street Minutes Day, and May Day – the original Labor Day, which is celebrated everywhere except the country of its birth, the USA.

AfterDowningStreet.org proposed protests outside the local offices of all 435 Members of Congress at noon, and the response was enthusiastic. (It doesn’t have to be noon if another time like 9am or 5pm is better for your local group.) Would you like to get involved? Continue reading

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