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Top Scoops: Comment & Opinion Digest Nov. 3-6

SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:
American Coup: The Story Of America's Compromised Voting Machinery In A TV Documentary
China: Emma Moore From China On The Hell Chinese Kids Call Exams
WMDs: Bush Admin Sticks Nuclear Secrets On The Web In Arabic!
Mexico: Julie Webb-Pullman Reports From Protests In Oaxaca
US Midterms: Rosalea Barker Sails Onwards To Election 2006
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American Coup: The Story Of America's Compromised Voting Machinery In A TV Documentary

- "In 2002, Seattle grandmother and writer Bev Harris asked officials in her county why they had acquired electronic touch screen systems for their elections…. In the course of her research, which unearthed hundreds of reported incidents of mishandled voting information, Harris stumbled across an "online library" of the Diebold Corporation, discovering a treasure trove of information about the inner-workings of the company's voting system. Harris brought this proprietary "secret" information to computer security expert Dr. Avi Rubin of Johns Hopkins University [Scoop Editor's Note: VIA A SOFTWARE RELEASE ANNOUNCED ON SCOOP.CO.NZ - Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate! [1] ], who determined that the software lacked the necessary security features to prevent tampering. " Hacking Democracy Doco On HBO [2]

  • Scoop Video. View The HBO Documentary – On Google Video [3] – On YouTube [4]
  • MORE COVERAGE OF AMERICAN COUP 2006:
  • Bernard Weiner - Rove's "Robocalling" Tactic to Steal the Election [5]
  • Bradblog.Com - Exclusive: 'The Pentagon Papers Of E-Voting' [6]
  • Greg Palast - Greg Palast: How They Stole The Mid-Term Election [7]
  • Lynn Landes - Landes: Candidates Advised To Citizen Audit Races [8]
  • Sam Smith - Undernews: US Mid-Terms Election Eve Observations [9]
  • Freeman & Bleifuss - : A Way to Restore Confidence [10]
  • Freepress.Org - Ohio Election System Added Votes Never Cast In '04 [11]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Ohio Governor Race - Fox Guarding Henhouse [12]
  • Washington Post - Democrats Predict Voter ID Problems at Polls [13]
  • Michael Keefer - The 2006 U.S. Midterms: Another Stolen Election? [14]
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman Nov. 7 Outcome & The Election Protection Movement [15] & The Power Of A Social Movement Can Beat The GOP [16]
  • Phil Rockstroh - It's Always Darkest, Right Before... [17]
  • NEWS DIGESTS:
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For November 5 & 6, 2006 [18] , November 4, 2006 [19] , November 3, 2006 [20] , November 2, 2006 [21]
  • See also… FULL COVERAGE: AMERICAN COUP 1999-2006 [22]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00039.htm
    [3] - http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8367786376074634512&q=hacking+democracy&hl=en
    [4] - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=HBO+hacking+democracy
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00116.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00115.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00114.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00113.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00112.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00032.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00067.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00074.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00079.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00093.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00101.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00100.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00095.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00111.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00089.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00085.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00066.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/usacoup.html


    China: Emma Moore From China On The Hell Chinese Kids Call Exams

    - In Japan they call it juken jigoku or “examination hell”. Starting with their mothers playing Mozart CDs to fire up their unborn children’s neurons, Japanese children’s lives are often focused exclusively on passing a series of increasingly important exams. The Japanese have long gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure their children get into a ‘good’ a university in order to land the ‘good’ job this will most likely lead to. In China, some pregnant women go even further. See... Emma Moore: China’s Education Hell [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00070.htm


    WMDs: Bush Admin Sticks Nuclear Secrets On The Web In Arabic!

    - The New York Times headline for Friday reads, "US Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Primer." Bad enough all by itself, true, but this headline does not entirely convey the insane and astonishing and absurd and awful realities behind this story. "Last March," begins the article, "the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who had said they hoped to 'leverage the Internet' to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein." See... William Rivers Pitt: You're Kidding Me, Right? [1] MORE:

  • New York Times - Bush Admin. Put Nuclear Secrets in Arabic on Web [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00083.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00078.htm


    Mexico: Julie Webb-Pullman Reports From Protests In Oaxaca

    - As the caravana of suporters from Mexico Federal District (DF) left the Hemiciclo yesterday at noon for Oaxaca, hundreds crowded the streets to cheer them on their way. The scene was repeated throughout the journey, with indigenous women in traditional ... See... Images: Caravana Arrives in Oaxaca for Megamarch [1] MORE:

  • Bloomberg News - Revolt in Oaxaca [2]
  • Narconews - Underlying Social Problems in Oaxaca [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00106.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00082.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00073.htm


    US Midterms: Rosalea Barker Sails Onwards To Election 2006

    - The phrase "San Francisco politics" is being used as a bogey-man these mid-term elections as a way of scaring voters away from electing a Democratic majority in the House. Should the Democrats prevail, the new House Leader would be Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco. See... Stateside With Rosalea: San Francisco Politics [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00105.htm


    COMPLETE US MIDTERM ELECTION COMMENT:

  • Daniel Patrick Welch - Andrés Manuel López Obrador for President Of USA! [1]
  • David Swanson The Plan Bush Is Looking For [2]
  • Patricia L Johnson - Enough, Enough Of The Brainwashing [3]
  • Sam Smith - The Bribe That Dares Not Use Its Name [4]
  • David Swanson - Ed Asner On Illegal War And Impeachment [5]
  • William Fisher - Political Amnesia? [6]
  • Robert Parry - America's Point of No Return [7]
  • Jason Leopold - Rumsfeld's Lethal Denial [8]
  • William Rivers Pitt - Speaking of Apologies [9]
  • Sam Smith - Why Is The Military Sacred? [10]
  • Mary Pitt - The Hate Machine [11]
  • David Swanson - Oneonta [12]
  • Robert Parry - Al-Qaeda Wants Republicans to Win [13]
  • David Swanson - To the Virgins to Make Less of Passing Legislation [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00092.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00091.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00090.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00087.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00084.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00080.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00077.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00081.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00069.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00044.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00043.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00035.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00036.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00033.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 06/11/06 - A Whole New Week! [1] & Public Address 02/11/06 - Torture Spammers Now [2]
  • Ricardo Restrepo - Is Venezuela Next in the "Global War on Terror"? [3]
  • Washington Post - Bush Cites Oil As Reason to Stay in Iraq [4]
  • Greg Palast - I Want To Hurt Somebody [5]
  • Middle East News Service - At Least 46 Palestinian Killed In Four Days [6]
  • Lawrence R. Velvel - Mock Letters To Bush [7]
  • Kamala Sarup - Reach To The World Of Companionship [8] & Women Violence: The Daughter of Ram Prasad [9]
  • Uri Avnery - Lovable Man [10] , Who Is Afraid Of The Iranian Bomb? [11] & Ehud von Olmert [12]
  • M.R. Josse - Arms Management Is A Political Issue [13]
  • Ramzy Baroud - Palestine As A Foil For Unconnected Dreams [14]
  • Remi Kanazi - Unmasking the Second Palestinian Intifada [15]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Cheney Fitted for New Halliburton Striped Jumpsuit [16]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00104.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00040.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00102.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00099.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00098.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00097.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00096.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00094.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00071.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00086.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00038.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00034.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00072.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00068.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00045.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00037.htm


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