Tuesday, November 21, 2000

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  • Florida Counts On, a Look at Instant Runoff Voting

    Florida’s Supreme Court pondered the issue of hand recounts today, as county workers plowed on examining thousands of ballots in the hotly contested U.S. presidential election.

  • Floridians with Disabilities Say They Were Left Out of the Elections

    With Florida in the center of the presidential contest, African Americans, Latinos and other groups have come forward to say that they were disenfranchised by the system. Just a few weeks ago, just before the elections, Democracy Now! looked at the challenges that disabled voters would face at the polling places around the country, thousands of which are not wheelchair accessible. An estimated one million Floridians with disabilities say that campaign efforts left them out, and they say that a better outreach effort could have swung the state decisively to either Al Gore or George W. Bush.

  • Who Are Fidel Castro’s Would-Be Assassins?

    Panamanian authorities said yesterday that they will consider pressing charges against a group of Cuban exiles detained in connection with an alleged plot to kill Cuban President Fidel Castro.

  • Fujimori Resigns, Successor Uncertain

    Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori formally submitted his resignation yesterday from Japan, where he had been on a stopover as he returned to Peru from a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders. Fujimori’s choice as successor quit hours later, bringing the opposition closer to assuming leadership of Peru.

  • Russian Roulette at the Dinner Table: What Is in Your Thanksgiving Feast?

    On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, most people will be sitting in front of a giant roasted turkey surrounded by all of the trappings: stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed corn. But what is hiding under the stuffing? This is the first Thanksgiving since the government approved the sale for public consumption of irradiated meat, including turkey. And with the widespread use of genetically engineered technology, many of today’s vegetables are also genetically manipulated. Today we take a look at the ingredients not listed on the Thanksgiving menu.