Wednesday, October 15, 2003

It Takes the Brits

...to cover important news in the US, apparently. The US media, apart from the blogsphere, has pretty much been ignoring the threat that electronic voting machines made by Republican donors present to the future of democracy in this country, yet another fine example of our media preferring to pretend that our nude system is decently clothed. This article appeared in The Independent:

Roxanne Jekot, who has put much of her professional and personal life on hold to work on the issue full time, puts it even more strongly. "Corporate America is very close to running this country. The only thing that is stopping them from taking total control are the pesky voters. That's why there's such a drive to control the vote. What we're seeing is the corporatisation of the last shred of democracy.

"I feel that unless we stop it here and stop it now," she says, "my kids won't grow up to have a right to vote at all."

It's long and detailed. Please read and share with your friends. And thanks to my friend Larry for pointing out the link!

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