Showing posts from September 25, 2011

Yulia Tymoshenko

In honor of Yulia Tymoshenko, we will leave this post on the front page for an entire month unless Ms. Tymoshenko is released from jail before then or there is something else that is particularly urgent to relate on Commoner.  In the meantime, we'll be posting about Mark's Director of Election campaign on Election Administration News (Politico) [just click on the blog name].  Notice of postings on our other blogs will either be listed there or through an update in this space, further below.
Yulia Tymoshenko needs our moral support, as she was thrown in jail by her political persecutors some weeks ago, and faces 7 years in prison from a trial based on ridiculous charges regarding arcane finance decisions that she obviously had the authority to make during one of her two tenures as Prime Minister of Ukraine. Please, write letters to the editor insisting that the State Department keep a close watch on this kangaroo trial, and to recall our ambassador in Kiev, in protest, if Tymosh…

Quite Nominal Democracy

There has never been such a level of disrespect toward basic democratic norms, and thereby democracy itself, in King County, as there has been this year regarding the Director of Elections election, as appointed minions of the corporate machine have conducted candidate forums all over the county, and very few have issued invitations to Mark Greene (the Shoreline community is a commendable exception, along with one or two organizations). Some forums have even gone so far as to invite hand-picked candidates (in other words, not every candidate) for governor in next year's election rather than to consider this year's major regional elections, including the Port of Seattle.

This attitude of a few selecting hand-picked candidates or hand-picked races for the public to consider rather than letting the public decide for themselves is fascistic, and even democracies in other parts of the world allow all candidates to attend forums. So much for democracy in King County, but at least t…

Establishment Followers, "Vote"

For all of you that follow and love -- or worship -- the Establishment, or the corporate media's version of the "best and the brightest", these same old worn incumbents or media favorites that just about have the country keeling over the edge of the precipice, with a citizenry increasingly wary of vote counts, you should get your ballots, when they arrive, in the mail for your candidate this October & November, because our candidate is well on his way to amassing hundreds of thousands of votes for Director of Elections and pulling off an upset after campaigning hard for more than a year, even with the media shut-out and general Establishment chicanery; amazin'.

[revised on 9/30/11]

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