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If Truth is Lost in the Forest and There's no one to report it, Can Democracy be Found?

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Dear Friends,

If Truth is Lost in the Forest
And There's no one to report it
Can Democracy be found?

We know the media has stopped reporting truth and we're seeing just how devastating that is to our democracy. -- The World Trade Towers were brought down and we really have no idea why or how that happened. What was reported had little to do with truth. And yet ever since that day, the falling of the Towers has been used as the pretext for destroying lives, liberties and just about everything we hold inalienable.

-- Beginning in 2000 and continuing in 2002 and thereafter, one party took control of all branches of government enabling the effective elimination of the Constitution -- and the American people still think they are a free self-governing people because after all, we can still vote them out of office, right?. Except the truth is- the counting of the votes has been taken away from us, but the people don't know that's happened. Are we still a democracy?

Re-Media is working on various fronts to bring you this information that the media is not reporting, in the hopes that you will be outraged enough to join us in fighting back to save our democracy. It is no longer an option: If you choose to do nothing, there will be no democracy left fighting for.

1. On Sunday, March 25th, at 1:00, Re-Media in conjunction with Upstate Films and the Gillespie Forum will be presenting 911: Press For Truth with the producer, Rory O'Connor. See www.911pressfortruth.com and from the producer, http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/41630/ .
(Upstate's cite for more information: http://www.upstatefilms.org/comingsoon.php).

2. TBA (early spring): Re-Media will be holding a forum of experts to bring you those essential facts not being reported by the U.S. media. Election researchers will be discussing how the Orwellian 2002 Help America Vote Act forced Americans to vote on machines controlled by a few largely Republican vendors, which voting machines can and have stolen our votes. For a primer on the basics (to catch you up) and some other information you may not know, read A RETURN TO SANITY WHY WE MUST ELIMINATE COMPUTERIZED CONTROL OF OUR ELECTION SYSTEM: VENDOR VULTURES AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM at
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_andi_nov_070225_a_return_to_sanity__96.htm
also posted at our blog at www.re-media.org for further discussions.

For those who live in New York, there is an URGENT ACTION to be taken right now: Send a fax to Governor Spitzer. New York is the only state not to have made a choice of voting machines and therefore has the unique advantage of being able to learn from the mistakes of others. Tell the governor we need a single statewide voting system using paper ballots and precinct based Optical Scanners (OSs). But OSs alone are not enough. OSs have also shown themselves to be hackable in the last few elections. New York State must also require the proper protocols for handling paper ballots and a mandatory hand check of machine accuracy, sufficient to prevent the fraud which has and can be committed on OSs. Simply click on this link. You do not need to have a fax machine. You will be taken to the Verified Voting site (nyvv.org) and asked to send a form letter which you may edit. Please edit the second to last sentence (printed below) with the following language, bolded in purple:

The alternative is to do what New Yorkers are crying out for- adopt a single statewide system using paper ballots, precinct based optical scanners, and accessible ballot marking devices as well as requiring a proper protocol for handling paper ballots plus a mandatory hand check of machine accuracy, sufficient to prevent the fraud which has and can be committed on Optical Scanners.

Then just check you want to send the fax and fill in the form. It is extremely important to write to the Governor immediately.


3. Re-Media will be holding film screenings around the Hudson Valley both before and after our upcoming forum. We will be showing Stealing America: Vote by Vote, http://www.stealingamerica.org/ , Eternal Vigilance: The Fight To Save Our ElectionSystem, http://www.peaceproject.com/books/dvd137.htm , From Freedom to Fascism, http://www.freedomtofascism.com/, and maybe a couple of others. If you or your group wants to borrow a copy of any of these excellent films and show them in your community please email me or Joanne Lukacher at lukacher@citlink.net. I am also available to come and answer questions after the screenings, if you like.

4. And for something else you can do now to fight back, check out Robert Greenwalds's Brave New Films http://www.bravenewfilms.org/. In addition to making documentaries (Outfoxed and Uncovered among others) Brave New Films is starting to use short videos as still another means to distribute information and activate citizen participation needed for long-term social change. The latest campaign against Fox at http://foxattacks.com is intended to resist Fox as a credible news outlet, which it isn't. Please visit their site to learn more and take action. Among the actions being proposed is a boycott of those businesses supporting this right wing propaganda machine which calls itself a news outlet.

Thanks for paying attention and for taking action,

andi novick

Northeast Citizens for
Responsible Media (Re-Media)
www.re-media.org

 

http://electiontransparencycoalition.org/

Andi Novick Election Transparency Coalition, www.etcnys.org, http://nylevers.wordpress.com/
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Your right to vote has been stripped in California... by Bob Fitzgerald on Wednesday, Feb 28, 2007 at 8:15:36 PM