An important message for you from Amy Goodman

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Friday, December 15, 2000

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  • AOL-Time Warner Merger

    Government approval of an AOL-Time Warner merger clears the way for the world’s biggest media company.

  • President Clinton’s Visit to Northern Ireland Reveals Divisions in the Fragile Peace

    As President Clinton flies home from Europe, the lame duck president counts his role in the peace process in Ireland as a top foreign policy success.

  • African American Woman in Oklahoma Will Be Executed If Today’s Clemency Hearing Fails

    If the state of Oklahoma has its way, this time next week Wanda Jean Allen will be dead. The 41 year old African American woman was sentenced to death in Oklahoma in 1989 for killing her lover. Her execution is scheduled for January 11.

  • How to Make U.S. Democracy Democratic: From Scotland to South Africa

    The United States has long held itself up as the pinnacle of democracy. Turning a blind eye to its own problems, the US monitors foreign elections, sets standards, and condemns any irregularities. Only last week, President Clinton told Haiti to resolve its electoral impasse, saying it stemmed from tainted elections.

  • Citizens and Newspapers Plan to Count the Votes the US Supreme Court Rejected

    When the US Supreme Court stopped the official recount of presidential ballots in Florida, Justice Antonin Scalia warned that a count "could cause irreparable harm" by casting doubt on the legitimacy of Bush’s election. But the Supreme cannot stop the private citizens, historians and news organizations who are already planning their own tally. Florida has one of the country’s best open meeting and record laws. These sunshine statutes, guaranteed by the state constitution, give the public access to almost all government activities and records including ballots.