[act-ma] 10/16 What if the Prez Election is Stolen? Film: American Blackout

Huibin Amelia Chew hachew at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 22:58:10 PDT 2008

 *What if the Presidential Election is Stolen -- Again?*
Come to a screening of *"American Blackout"*
*5:30 pm -- Thursday, Oct. 16*
Teen Cafe, Alternatives for Community & Environment
2181 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02119 (Dudley Square)

"American Blackout" is a critically acclaimed documentary about the stolen
Presidential elections in 2000 and 2004, and voter disenfranchisement.  By
examining then Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney's efforts to draw
attention to election fraud and her subsequent ousting, the film raises
questions about the racist obstruction of democracy, Democratic and
Republican complicity, and media silence.

The film lends urgency to the need for us to take back our voting system and

Join us for an inter-generational discussion after the movie, on voting
rights, Question #1, disenfranchisement, and the upcoming elections!
Questions? david at ace-ej.org, 617-442-3343 <kaveri.rajaraman at gmail.com>
American Blackout
2006 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize*

Many have heard of the alleged voting irregularities that occurred during
the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004. Until now, these incidents have
gone under- reported and are commonly written-off as insignificant rumors or
unintentional mishaps resulting from an overburdened election system.

American Blackout chronicles the recurring patterns of voter
disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004 while following the story
of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Mckinney not only took an active
role investigating these election debacles, but has found herself in the
middle of her own after publicly questioning the Bush Administration about
the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Whatever you think you know about our election systems or Congresswoman
Cynthia McKinney, this film will make you question further why the news
media fails to accurately inform the public. Directed by GNN's Ian Inaba,
creator of Eminem's "Mosh" music video, American Blackout critically
examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and
silence voices of political dissent.

Featuring: Congressional members John Conyers, John Lewis, Stephanie
Tubbs-Jones, Bernie Sanders and jounalists Greg Palast and Bob Fitrakis.


5% of vote = National Party Status + ballot access + exposure + public funds


...when your innocent eyes glance
at this confused, beginningless book,
you will see a deep-rooted, lasting rebellion
blooming in the heart of every song. ...

-- Forough Farrokhzad, translated
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