Electoral Politics

New York State Green Party Nominates Stanley Aronowitz for Governor

Dr. Jennifer Daniels Accepts Lt. Governor Nomination

Hawkins and Long Receive Nomination for Comptroller, Attorney General

Stanley Aronowitz received more than 70% of the vote for Governor at the
Green Party statewide nomination meeting in Ithaca on Saturday.

Dr. Jennifer Daniels, who recently received the highest vote total in
for a third party candidate for Mayor of Syracuse, was overwhelmingly
endorsed for Lt. Governor.

Mary Jo Long, an attorney from Afton NY, was nominated for Attorney General,
along with Howie Hawkins for State Comptroller.

Louis Lingg writes "The liberal Israeli paper Ha'aretz has posted a profile of and interview with French extreme right-nationalist and presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen: Le Pen ultimate by Adar Primo.

Equally disturbing: Le Pen's victory: The Beginning of the End of the Jewish Post-War Ascendancy?-- a rant by Israeli journalist Israel Shamir posted at the Palestine Chronicle. Shamir argues that Le Pen's surprising electoral upset was due to French fears of a 'Judeo-Nazi occupation.'

On a-infos the French syndicalists of Cercle Social proclaim the big winner to be abstentionism, and rather than a vote for Chirac to defeat Le Pen, they urge a General Strike."

Electoral Landslide in Holland

Joost van Steenis

Fast change occurs.

We had in The Netherlands a stable political system in which the big traditional parties formed coalitions to rule the country. It seemed this this could go on for ages. But the last Town Council elections proved that people can suddenly change their minds. It is not yet a catastrophe but
nevertheless is again proved that stability is not eternal, that unexpected
things can happen.

"Mussolini's Ghost"

Dario Fo

We are witnessing in Italy a never-ending series of
aberrations and hypocrisies by various political groups that
are invoking -- almost to the point of reclaiming the same
words and gestures -- a fascist climate. They use the same
repertoire and shout the same slogans: freedom, effort,
fatherland, Italy, defense of the race, culture of our
civilization, original civilization.

On October 31, the National Journal posted the following item, #6,
on its daily briefing (NJ Hotline):

FLORIDA FALLOUT: Just A Mere One Year Late

http://nationaljournal.com/pubs/hotline/h011031.ht m#6>  

Final data from the media consortium's recount of the state of FL presidential results will be delivered to members of the consortium on 11/5. And according to various sources, the data will be made public on 11/11 or 11/12.

After the attack on September 11, the seven corporate members of the media Consortium announced that they would be unable to report the results of the Florida presidential ballot study because the war on terrorism would monopolize the time and attention of their political reporters. Richard Berke of The New York Times and Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post each wrote that their Consortium member employers did not feel any urgency to publish the results because the terrorist attacks had made the Florida election dispute "unimportant". On October 17, MakeThemAccountable interviewed Craig Coelen of the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), which conducted the ballot coding and data accumulation for the Consortium. At that time, just two weeks ago, Coelen said that the Consortium might get back to the project, "around the first of the year".

Now, there is an announcement that the Consortium has decided to release the results by November 12.

Well, these folks are a bit too reformist for my taste, but ...
--uncle fluffy

Douglas Lichterman writes: "I thought some of you may be interested in joining the NYC chapter of a volunteer citizen's action group to end hunger and poverty in America. I've volunteered for this national group during the past 10 years and have enjoyed it immeasurably. It's called RESULTS (www.ResultsUSA.org), and I'm the Manhattan Group Leader and a regional coordinator for the national organization. We're always looking for new members.

What we do: We meet with politicians in NY and in Washington, D.C., lobbying on issues related to hunger, poverty reduction and education in the United States. We also write op-ed articles and meet once a month for a national conference call with other volunteers to get updated on new issues. Once a year, there's a national conference in Washington, D.C. where hundreds of volunteers from all over the country meet.

We've already made a huge impact funding for domestic hunger, poverty, and early education programs and have the support of many politicians -- including Hillary Clinton (see our "What People Are Saying About Us" page at www.ResultsUSA.org). If you're interested in getting involved in lobbying, writing or politics, this is certainly a great "hands-on" introduction.

If you're interested in joining the NYC chapter of RESULTS, check out our website at http://www.ResultsUSA.org. Then give me a call at (212) 987-6768. This is a great non-profit action group that requires only very little time (3 hours a month!) to make a HUGE impact on millions of people's lives.



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Deadline July 6: Only 14 more days!

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