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Thursday, December 14, 2000

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  • Bush Accepts Presidency, Al Gore Concedes

    Last night, Al Gore finally conceded, ending the five-week long election night from hell. Looking toward his political future, Gore stated his strong opposition to the Supreme Court decision stopping a Florida recount, but emphasized his willingness to accept the results.

  • Civil Rights Leadership Denounces Election As Illegitimate

    While the dispute over who will be the next president is over, the anger it engendered endures. African American leaders spoke out at an AFL-CIO rally in Tallahassee decrying the disenfranchisement of African American voters and denouncing the electoral process. Speakers included African American leaders Jesse Jackson and Joseph Lowery. Jackson called for civil disobedience and peaceful nationwide protests leading up to inauguration day and massive voter registration all over the United States.

  • George Bush Accepts the Presidency

    Yesterday as the AFL-CIO rallied in Tallahassee, stocks in pharmaceuticals, tobacco and oil rallied on Wall Street. Last night, George Bush called for unity after one of the closest and most disputed presidential elections in United States history.

  • The Oilygarchy: A Look at the Money Behind Bush

    George Bush, Ken Lay, Dick Cheney. Three men closely tied by politics, money, and oil. Lay is the chair of Enron Corporation is one of George W. Bush’s largest donors. Like his father, George W. is an oil man, and Dick Cheney was, until his run for the vice president, head of Halburton, the largest private oil services in the world.