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Wednesday, October 11, 2000

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  • Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy

    The second joint press appearance of the George W Bush and Al Gore will take place tonight in Winston-Salem on the campus of Wake Forest University. The networks have agreed to exclusion of third party candidates. This evening’s two-party show is brought to us by some of the largest corporations in the country, with campaign contributions flowing in to the Democrats and the Republicans at similar rates.

  • Why Americans Don’t Vote, Part II

    Most people don’t realize that just under half of the population actually votes–a figure that hasn’t changed much in 80 years. In the last election, this meant that Bill Clinton was elected by just 27% of the population. Sociologist Frances Fox Piven says that the government wants it this way.