December 03, 2004

Calendar of Upcoming Events (updated 12/4, 1:50 a.m.EST)


Make no mistake about it. The eyes of the World are upon Ohio. The People of Ohio were systematically and flagrantly disenfranchised. The Presidency of the United States, and the leadership of the 'free' world, hangs in the balance. Ohio is the single swing state in which (a) there are major litigations pending which, in a fair minded Court, will result in a reversal of the election results, (b) there is a mandatory recount pending which under the law must go forward and which is likely to result in the correction of thousands of "errors" systematically committed in Bush's favor, and (c) the number of electors is sufficient to give John Kerry a majority in the Electoral College.

Thousands of volunteers are needed in Ohio to assist the Green Party and the Libertarian Party with implementing the impending Recount, and tens of thousands of demonstrators are needed to assist the people of Ohio in calling the attention of the national media to the outrage that was committed against the courageous people of Ohio.

Therefore I urge everyone to stay focussed on righting the wrong that was committed in Ohio, and on making our stand there.

Generalized activities geared to long range election reform, or 'anti-inaugurals', are not going to do it, because if Bush is restored to the White House, making his kind of judicial appointments, and with right wing majorities in Congress, and no freedom to vote -- the thought of election reform will go absolutely nowhere; genuine national elections will have perished from the very nation that introduced them to the modern world.

The 2004 election is NOT over; let's go to the inaugural ball, not the anti-inaugural protests.

Although my calendar and blog do mention events going on in other states, I urge everyone who is not in Ohio to make it his or her first priority to come to Ohio to participate in the protests and/or in the Recount.

If you participate in events which are taking place in other states, I strongly urge you to focus the attention of the event towards the very provable Ohio election crimes, as the protestors in Rochester, N.Y., did today.

If we are going to prevail in this struggle against forces who would steal a second presidential election and convert our democracy into a dictatorship, we must focus our energies and attention, and not permit ourselves to be divided and scattered, and working at cross purposes, as the right wing would like us to be.

So keep your eye on the prize, which is nothing less than regaining our Freedom. And the road to Freedom runs right through the State of Ohio.

So if on any given day you find yourself unable to be in Ohio, but able to participate in one of the other activities, by all means do so, but try to call attention to what is going on in Ohio.

And if you wish to contribute financially, I would sugest that you concentrate on the organizations that are doing important work on the ground in Ohio to make sure that every vote gets counted, such as C.A.S.E., the National Voting Rights Institute, and the Green Party Recount.

Sincerely yours,

R. B.


Saturday, December 4th. No Stolen Elections Meeting. Madison, WI.
Madison Public Library, Central Branch 201 W. Mifflin Madison WI 53703


Saturday, December 4th, Early Morning Caravan from MD/VA/DC to Columbus OH for Ohio eventsEarly morning car caravan to Columbus OH, returning later Saturday night. To sign up:

Saturday, December 4th, Rally, Columbus, OH.1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. High & Broad Sts., Ohio Statehouse. Volunteers are urgently needed for signs, flyers, and other things. Theme: "Investigate, Coordinate, Litigate, Re-Count, Recuse "Investigate all 88"(counties)". Greg Palast (journalist, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy)

Greg Palast (journalist, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy)
Lynn Landes (journalist,
David Lytel (organizer of BeAmerica)
Reverend Bill Moss (former Columbus school board member)
Bob Fitrakis (Columbus Free Press)
Reuben Herrera (Latino Activist)
Anita Rios (Green Party)
Cliff Arnebeck (lead litigant in the Contest of Election suit)
Jad Hummeidan (Council on American Islamic Relations)
Ohio State Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo)
Sean Grayson (AFSME)
John Bonifaz (National Voting Rights Institute)
Ian Solomon (Associate Dean & Professor, Yale School of Law) (invited)
Petey Tallie (Ohio AFL-CIO) (invited)
Bill Burga (Ohio AFL-CIO) (invited)
Reverend Mylian Waite (Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio) (invited)
Charleta Tavares (Columbus City Council member) (invited)
Thom Hartman (activist, author) (invited)
The soul/gospel/bluegrass band The Carpenter Ants from Charleston,
West Virginia, will perform at the rally stsrting at 12:30 and ending at
1:00 or a few minutes before.

Emcee: Susan Truitt (founding member of Citizens’ Alliance for Secure Elections)

(Contact : 614-487-1759)

Saturday, December 4th, Live Internet Broadcast of Columbus Rally, on Radio Left.
1:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Radio Left, at

Saturday, December 4th, Symposium, "Stand Up and Be Counted" Columbus, OH. 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. At Africentric Middle School "Stand Up and Be Counted; A CASE for Democracy" 300 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH. Keynote speaker: Reverend Jesse Jackson Featuring: Greg Palast Entertainment by The Nubian Drum Circle, The Nubian Dance Ensemble, and The Echoes of Excellence Choir

(Contact Evan Davis (614) 437-2039 cell (614) 946-3834)).

Saturday, December 4th, Live Internet Broadcast of Symposium from Columbus, "Stand Up and Be Counted", on Pacifica and Radio Left.
6:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Pacifica's
Internet station at and on Radio Left, at

Saturday, December 4th, Protest Rally, Kansas City, MO. 1:00 p.m. Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. & Broadway (47th & Broadway), JC Nichols Fountain. No Stolen Elections. Bring signs. Distribute flyers after rally. (Contact

December 5th-December 13th, 7AM-7PM. March Around The Statehouse, Columbus OH.

December 5 - December 13








7 AM to 7 PM




Check in at 180 E Broad Street

E Broad Street (go east)
South Young Street (go south)
East Capital Street (go west)
South 3rd (go north)
East Broad Street (go west)
South High Street (go south)
East Rich Street (go east)
South 3rd (go north)
E Broad street (go east)

Sunday, December 5th. N. E. Ohio, Green Recount Volunteers Meeting, Cleveland. 2:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church -
3000 Euclid Avenue { at East 30th park in back}. Contact Richard Reinoehl - Green Recount Coordinator NE OHIO - 440.774.3633

Sunday, December 5th. Rally. San Diego, CA.
1:00 p.m. In front of Horton Plaza 4th and Broadway San Diego CA 92101. RALLY for Open and Truthful Election Results and Reform! Join with other San Diegans and "BE the Media!"Contact:
Kathie Gorham
Sponsored By:
Voices for Open and Truthful Election Results and Reform (VOTERR), a San Diego-based organization of people coming together for the complete and fair counting of votes.

Monday, December 6th, Demonstration, San Francisco, CA.
12:00 Noon. 450 Golden Gate Ave., Burton Federal Building, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office (Contact 510-701-1787, (To car pool from Palo Alto, please meet at the Page
Mill/Highway 280 Park and Ride at 10:30am and call Peter Drekmeier at 650-223-3333 to let him know you are coming).

Friday, December 10th. Action Planning Session and Screening of Film of November 13th Columbus Hearing. Chicago, IL.
7:30 p.m. Video screening of the first Ohio nonpartisan public hearing on voting irregularities and supression in Columbus, Ohio. The Novermber 13, hearing was taped by Chicago area resident, Edward F. Miyahara, who traveled to Columbus to witness the testimony. Mr. Miyahara and colleague, Robert Morrison, will show 90 minutes of the hearing Friday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m at the World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd Street. There will be a discussion and action planning session following. The event is co-sponsored by the Southsiders for Peace, The Citizens for Truth Coalition, Progressive Democrats of Illinois and Friends of the Green Planet. For more information call MaryBeth Ingberg or Dennis Vail at (773) 445-6698.

Saturday, December 11th. Black Box T Party, New York, NY.
12:15 pm to 2:00 pm. Times Square, S.E. Corner, Broadway & 42nd Street. Bring black box, indignation, and a sign. For information: or email or

Saturday, December 11th, Protest Rally, Kansas City, MO. 1:00 p.m. Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. & Broadway (47th & Broadway), JC Nichols Fountain. No Stolen Elections. Bring signs. Distribute flyers after rally. (Contact

Saturday, December 11, 2004, March on Washington. Nationwide - Washington, DC. (Call (561) - 889 - 2165 or email to participate with the "March on Washington D.C." on Dec.11, 2004. This is the day before the Electoral College votes to decide who will be representing the United States as either the 43rd or 44th President of the United States.

Sunday, December 12, 2004. "You Stole My Vote" 51 Capital March, Columbus, OH
12:00 noon. Details to follow. 541-343-3353, be coordinated with March Around The Statehouse 9-day event Dec. 5th-13th).

Sunday, December 12, 2004. "You Stole My Vote" 51 Capital March, Columbus, OH
12:00 noon. Details to follow. 541-343-3353,

Sunday, December 12, 2004. "You Stole My Vote" 51 Capital March, Washington, DC.
12:00 noon. Location:
The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20500

Bronwyn Burns

Sunday, December 12, 2004. "You Stole My Vote" 51 Capital March, nationwide in all states, march on state capitals
12:00 noon. To find organizers and participants in your state, go to

Monday, December 13, 2004. "Hands Around the Statehouse" Rally, Columbus, OH
11:00 A.M. Details to follow. Volunteers contact 541-343-3353,

Saturday, December 18th Protest, New York, NY. 2:00 p.m. Washington Square Park, Manhattan. (Contact

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