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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:00 AM
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Election Protests Cripple Mexico City
amazing the news blackout in this country on this story, I guess KKKarl does'nt want us to get any crazy ideas.
http://mensnewsdaily.com/2006/08/01/election-protests-c...
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:11 AM
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1. "doesn't want us to get any crazy ideas"
You nailed it! Afraid democracy might get a foothold here in the US again.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:13 AM
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2. Here's the BBC link to the subject
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:19 AM
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3. It is absolutely stunning watching the corporate news blackout
It reminds me of the news blackout that took place when the coup against Hugo Chavez began.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:22 AM
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4. or the stolen elections here, or the huge anti-war protest last Sept-it's
amazing how well coordinated it is. It makes me worry about internet access.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:28 AM
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5. You're right. You'd never know anything had happened, from what
is available to those of us who want to know.

They are probably hard at work cranking out the next load of propaganda, and don't have time to write the simple news.
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:31 AM
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6. Haven't heard a peep about this
But, you know, Mel got drunk and rude and that's more important.
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Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:00 AM
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7. here is something from Latin Press
Mexico, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Independent trade union leaders have denounced an alleged fraud in the July 2 elections orchestrated by the president of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), Elba Esther Gordillo.

Mexico Prez-less Month after Election

The leaders of the National Coordinate of Education Workers (CNTE) assert that the government of President Vicente Fox diverted funds from social programs to be handled by Gordillo for election ends. Artemio Ortiz told a news conference in the western state of Michoacan that the funds amount to more than 227 million dollars, which were initially allocated to educational programs.

Ortiz added that the money was used to finance the New Alliance Party of grassroots educators, to support the official presidential candidate, Felipe Calderon, and to set up a network of representatives at the polling stations. We are talking about plundering SNTE funds, about a great theft of resources that were used to endorse an election fraud, he added. Gordillo is the main figure behind the fraud, exerting her influence on the governors in northern Mexico and using SNTE sections as operators to promote the ultra-right candidate, he noted.

The union leader said that the files will be submitted to the special election crimes prosecutor in the Attorney Generals Office and to the Election Court of the Judicial Power of the Federation.

http://www.plenglish.com/Default.asp

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Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:06 AM
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8. Voto por Votos


Luis Carlos Ugalde, the president of the IFE council, has not been seen in public for several weeks except in large Wanted posters pasted to the walls of the inner city SE BUSCA POR FRAUDE ELECTORAL! Ugalde and two other IFE counselors are protgs of powerful teachers union czar Elba Esther Gordillo who joined forces with the PAN to take revenge on failed PRI presidential candidate Roberto Madrazo, a mortal enemy. The nine-member council is composed entirely of PRI and PAN nominees the PRD is, of course, excluded.

Despite rumors that he had fled the country, Ugalde shows up July 27 at the first IFE meeting since the district tallies three weeks previous where he is confronted by the PRD delegate to the Institute (each party has one delegate.) During an acrimonious seven-hour meeting, Horacio Duarte keeps waving 30 partially burnt ballots, most of them marked for AMLO, that he has just been handed by an anonymous source. Duarte wants to know where Ugalde lives so he can nail one of the ballots to his front door to expose the "shame" of the fraud-marred election. The gray-faced bureaucrat grows even grayer and threatens to suspend the session. OK, OK, Duarte concedes, I'll just hang it on your office door.

http://www.counterpunch.org/ross08012006.html

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:20 AM
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9. Kick
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:37 AM
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10. CNN did a small snipet last weekend.
Something to the effect of 100,000 people marching. We all know we can believe that figure, right? :eyes: They also said that Calderon won by a small margin & that Obrador is leading the charge on the recount. Interesting how elections are now won by very small percentages, huh?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:38 AM
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11. to the greatest.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:43 AM
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12. A rehearsal for what is going to happen here if they fucking cheat!
Go Mexicans! Kick ass!
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:16 PM
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15. I sure hope so
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 02:17 PM by tbyg52
But we need two things--actual timely reporting to allow us to detect if they cheat and people willing to get out in the streets. After having seen the (belated, at least in the MSM) reports on 2000 and 2004, I now fall into the category of people willing to get out into the streets. All I need is reliable information. Is anything being organized that I should know about?

Edited for typo--I should learn to preview.... Nah, never happen.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:44 AM
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13. Deleted - Dupicate of post #7
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:48 AM by edwardlindy
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European Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:09 AM
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14. That blackout includes Lebanon's huge oil slick caused by Israel.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:47 PM
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16. k&R.(nt)
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:52 PM
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17. remember the orange revolution?
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 06:53 PM by Pharaoh
The Ukrainian election fraud?
When the corporate media showed us pictures and video day after day for weeks!

what's wrong with this picture folks?

:grr: :grr: :grr:
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