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Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17, 1955) is a former United States Representative and the 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States. McKinney served as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993–2003 and 2005–2007, first representing Georgia's 11th Congressional District and then Georgia's 4th Congressional District. She is the first African-American woman to have represented Georgia in the House.[1]

In the 1992 election, McKinney was elected in the newly re-created 11th District,[2] and was re-elected in 1994. When her district was redrawn and renumbered due to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in Miller v. Johnson,[3][1][4] McKinney was easily elected from the new 4th District in the 1996 election, and was re-elected twice without substantive opposition.

McKinney was defeated by Denise Majette in the 2002 Democratic primary, in part due to Republican crossover voting in Georgia's open primary election, which permits anyone from any party to vote in any party primary,[5] and in part due to her "controversial profile, which included a suggestion that [George W.] Bush knew in advance of the September 11 attacks."
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       Monday, May 23, 2016
Edward Snowden's data dump: Where's the beef? I believe Snowden was right to inform us about what the US government is doing with our tax dollars, to its citizens at home and to the rest of the world. In my opinion, the US government is a rogue state and COINTELPRO, Operation Condor, WikiLeaks, and what little we know of the Snowden documents amply demonstrates that.
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       Sunday, May 15, 2016
Shame on Shell: Ecocide by oil extraction in the Niger Delta American voters must not remain willfully blind to the huge crimes being committed by corporations that, at the same time, receive huge U.S. tax breaks. (Yes, Shell Oil receives huge tax breaks from U.S. taxpayers). In a way, these crimes are being committed in the name of every U.S. taxpayer, who, in the end, also bears some responsibility for ending them.
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       Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time to think of legacy? The Obama Doctrine In the end, it would appear that Obama has been a dutiful puppet, advancing the interests of the scions of neoliberalism at every turn, rather than advancing peace and freedom and human dignity as the world hoped he would do when he was elected.
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       Saturday, March 26, 2016
America, we have a problem: Homelessness is out of control It's hard to imagine that the country that controls so much nuclear firepower and that drops so many bombs on Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan everyday including today is increasingly unwilling to educate its children and house its citizens. Not one word is uttered about the criminalization of the poor and now the crisis of homelessness that afflicts a growing number of cities on the west coast of the US.
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       Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Scourge of US elections: Electoral College, hackable voting machines and obscure rules It is difficult to place trust in the US election system when we learn about the number of votes cast that go uncounted. In the 2000 Presidential election between Bush and Gore, between two million and five million Americans went to the polls and voted, yet their votes were thrown out, disqualified for any number of reasons. Half of those uncounted votes were cast by Black Americans.
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       Sunday, January 24, 2016
A bad month for US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton Despite amassing a fortune in her campaign coffers, the Presidential aspirations of Hillary Clinton are beginning to rest on shaky ground. These are only tremors so far, but any one of them could completely remove the earth underneath her once-a-sure-thing campaign. Any out-of-control spiral could leave Hillary standing at the altar all alone.
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       Monday, December 21, 2015
Uber-corruption? New taxi service threatens good-paying US jobs while enriching a few insiders A situation is brewing in cities all across the United States while millions of dollars in profits are on the table and hundreds of thousands of jobs are at stake. In the current US neoliberal system, the winners are the few on the inside and the losers are all of the rest of us. This is especially true while the taxi industry undergoes a game-changing transformation.
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       Sunday, September 20, 2015
American capitalism: A disaster with no "moral center" Reich points out that American capitalism has today lost its moral center. He laments that even the most minimum standards of "public morality" have been breached by the common business practices of today. Reich complains that the people with the leading Wall Street or corporate positions now can be counted on to enrich themselves with the most compensation "regardless of the social consequences."
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       Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Remarks at the UN International Meeting on Palestine in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia can you even imagine what U.S. policy would be like at the United Nations if the will of the people were carried out without the interference of the pro-Israel Lobby? I have met many courageous Palestinians and Israelis who want to live peacefully with each other and who put their lives and their livelihoods on the line every day for peace and the rule of law.

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       Thursday, February 7, 2013
Chris Dorner: "The enemy combatants in LA are not the citizens and suspects, it's the police officers." Some of you have written and asked who is Christopher Dorner and why was Mike Ruppert responding so urgently to his words. I will put Dorner's Manifesto here so that you all can read his words for yourself. This is what Mike Ruppert sent to me with a message of URGENT attached to it for my attention and following that will be Dorner's Manifesto:

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       Sunday, October 7, 2012
Open Letter on the Occasion of the Seating of the New York Session of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Palestine The vast majority of the world's people are utterly tired of a hungry war machine ignited by gangster bankers concomitantly devouring the money resources of the world's people. There is a growing awareness of exactly where the problem lies:

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       Sunday, May 29, 2011
Anatomy of a Murder: How NATO Killed Qaddafi Family Members Congress should vote to end NATO's action in Libya and, barring that, should assert its Constitutional prerogatives and require the President to come to it for authorization of this war. And then, Congress should heed the wisdom of the people of our country who are against this war and vote for peace.

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       Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Dispatch From Tripoli--NATO's Feast of Blood The real foreign policy behind the US's mad rush for Empire in Africa!

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       Wednesday, April 6, 2011
President Obama Gets His Groove Back By Attacking Africans So did the American people get the change they wanted? Or is this really more of the same under Bush? Imperialism is alive and well under the Obama reign.

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       Sunday, March 27, 2011
From Cynthia McKinney: On President Obama and Libya; Japan and 9/11 Truth The events are pieced together and give the reader plenty of background on the interests and the empire building of the US government.

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       Friday, February 4, 2011
Cynthia McKinney: From United Arab Emirates Cynthia tells us about the "greening" of the Middle East, people power and the vision of a new paradigm for all people and the planet!

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       Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A Peace Lobby on the International Day of Peace It is time for a PEACE LOBBY. And it is way past time for the people to demand it. Those that lead us to war cannot be expected to get us out of it.

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       Friday, July 16, 2010
THE MAN WHO PUT THE WORD "FIRE" INTO FIREBRAND--BILLY MCKINNEY A tribute to my father, the Honorable James Edward "Billy" McKinney who passed on July 15th, 2010 at the age of 83.
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       Monday, May 31, 2010
Cynthia McKinney Mourns the Dead of the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza: People of U.S. & World Must End Israeli Impunity! I am outraged at Israel's latest criminal act. I mourn with my fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by Israel's needless, senseless act against unarmed humanitarian activists.

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       Sunday, March 28, 2010
"They're White Just Like Us . . . " Dignity, peace, war, occupation, immigration, and the color divide.

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