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BBC. Civil Rights Commission. Bush coup d'etat exposed more. Drug war. LINKS.

by Illusion of democracy Saturday, Mar. 17, 2001 at 3:48 AM

600 votes in Florida won the election. BBC, London Observer, March 9 report of US Commission on Civil Rights, Congressional Black Caucus, Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, etc. paint big picture of ILLEGAL disenfranchisement (voting rights blocked) of tens of thousands of Florida voters. Blacks, Puerto Ricans, poor whites. Voters that normally vote mostly Democrat. Blacks voted 9 to 1 for Democrat Gore. Also, Republicans' legal felon disenfranchisement via racist drug laws.

Bush coup d'etat in 2000 presidential election. Around 600 votes in Florida won the election. Illegal disenfranchisement (voting rights blocked) of tens of thousands of Florida voters. Especially blacks and poor whites. Voters that normally vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Republican vote-rigging. Also, Republicans' legal, racist, felony drug laws, and voting rights disenfranchisement. The new poll tax.

*Bush coup d'etat in 2000 presidential election. Around 600 votes in Florida won the election. Republican vote-rigging. ILLEGAL disenfranchisement (voting rights blocked) of tens of thousands of Florida voters. Especially blacks, Puerto Ricans, and poor whites. Voters that normally vote mostly Democrat. Blacks voted 9 to 1 for Democrat Gore. Also, Republicans' LEGAL, racist, felony drug laws, and LEGAL felon disenfranchisement. The modern legal and illegal police state. The illusion of democracy. 

This page was last revised Thursday, March 15, 2001 04:25 PM -0500. This web page is at 
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/coup.htm  -latest revision. 
http://members.fortunecity.com/multi19/coup.htm  -slightly older, mirror copy. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS (TOC) has clickable headings (wait for web page text to load first). Click "link to top" or "TopLink" to come back here instantly. [If you are reading this in a forum copy, then headings and "TopLink" may not work consistently.]


 *BBC and other non-profit British media. 

 *U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. 

 *Congressional Black Caucus on Voter Irregularities and Voter Reform

 *MORE articles, organizations, lawsuits, links, charts. 

 *QUICK LINKS to main World Drug War Website pages. 


TABLE OF CONTENTS (TOC). More how-to and tips. 
You can use the "home" key on the keyboard, to come back instantly to the TOC (it may be first necessary to click the cursor on the page anywhere). The TOC works on or offline. Click "save as" in your web browser's file menu to save the web page to your hard drive as a very fast-loading web page file or archive file. Once saved, just double-click its filename to open it in your browser. You can even add the stored page to your browser's bookmarks or favorites list for quicker opening on or offline. Once bookmarked, you can quickly open the stored page while online, and then use the TOC to move around it fast, and thus you can rapidly find links to click and explore online. Nearly all the non-TOC-related links open in a new browser window. So click away...

*World Drug War Home Page. CLICK and bookmark both links. Add to favorites menu. Top link is latest revision. Bottom link is slightly older, mirror copy. 

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/index.html and 



Introduction.  [TopLink]  


Please forward. Around 600 votes in Florida won the November 2000 presidential election for Republican George W. Bush. 

Reports from the BBC, London Observer, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Congressional Black Caucus, Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, etc. are coming together to paint a big picture of ILLEGAL disenfranchisement (voting rights blocked) of tens of thousands of Florida voters. Especially blacks, Puerto Ricans, and poor whites. Voters that normally vote mostly Democrat. Blacks voted 9 to 1 for Democrat Gore. 

The American media is not really reporting this big picture yet. It looks like the USA has joined Latin America in the coup d'etat club. 

Voter registrations illegally "lost." Registered voters blocked due to illegally-applied ID requirements at the polls. Illegal police intimidation of voters through roadblocks, delays, searches, etc.. Felon disenfranchisement laws illegally applied. Hours-long waits at polling places, especially in precincts that vote Democrat. 

Republican involvement in private corporations in charge of certain aspects of voting records. Voting records put out illegally blocking registration of many voters. Conscious neglect by Florida Republican politicians and Republican election officials before the election. 

The ILLEGAL disenfranchisement is in ADDITION to LEGAL felon disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands in Florida, which, due to the racist nature of felony drug laws, especially effects black drug law offenders. In Florida blacks voted nine to one for Democrat Gore. 

*CHARTS. Racism of Republicrat Drug War. Revised. Many LINKS and notes. This racism page has charts for black, white, and Hispanic inmate numbers and rates in the USA; and U.S. state by state disenfranchisement (no voting rights) laws. Many drug war notes, and LINKS to many more charts. Republican evil, Democrat complicity. Republican-led drug war disenfranchises (no voting rights) millions of voters (mostly Democrat-voting blacks). 
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/charts5.htm  -latest revision. 
http://members.fortunecity.com/multi19/charts5.htm  -older copy.



Non-profit British media give first serious mainstream coverage of the methods of the Bush coup d'etat.   [TopLink]  


*Silence Of The Lambs: The Election Story Never Told. By Greg Palast. March 1, 2001. "I can't help but note that the Guardian and Observer is the world's only leading newspaper owned by a not-for-profit corporation, as is BBC television." BBC = British Broadcasting Corporation. 
http://www.mediachannel.org/views/whistleblower/palast.shtml  and 
http://la.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=5591 and 

*This is Greg Palast reporting from exile. Investigative reporter and MediaChannel advisor Greg Palast writes a fortnightly column, Inside Corporate America, for The Observer of London (Guardian Media Group). His stories about the purge of Florida voters are collected on his Web site: 

*A blacklist burning for Bush. "The more you look the more disbarred and 'disappeared' Gore voters you find. You'd almost think it was deliberate." By Gregory Palast, Sunday December 10, 2000, The Observer. (UK). 
http://www.observer.co.uk/business/story/0,6903,409137,00.html and 
http://www.yahooka.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML/000873.html -(2nd article)



U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Florida voting irregularities.   [TopLink]  


March 9, 2001 STATUS REPORT ON PROBE OF ELECTION PRACTICES in Florida. U. S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS. "Voter disenfranchisement appears to be at the heart of the issue. It is not a question of a recount or even an accurate count, but more pointedly the issue is those whose exclusion from the right to vote amounted to a 'No Count.' "

The hugely overworked and under-funded U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at a meeting on March 9, 2001 pointed out that they were the only government agency officially investigating alleged Florida voting irregularities. 

Up to that time the Commission had taken around 30 hours of open testimony in open Florida hearings. 

The March 9, 2001 meeting was covered by C-SPAN. 

Members of the Commission pointed out that there were few mechanisms nationwide for correcting or even investigating election problems. 

One member said that the year 2000 election nationwide reminded him of police departments 30 years ago before civilian review boards. 

Another member pointed out the views of world-renowned, election-observer and ex-President, Jimmy Carter concerning his problems with U.S. election methods. 



Congressional Black Caucus on Voter Irregularities and Voter Reform.  [TopLink]  


This section's info is from an IndyMedia article that has been repeatedly hacked, changed, and censored by forces unknown. This info has been even more ignored by the mainstream U.S. media than the illegal black disenfranchisement info. 

In Central Florida, thousands of Puerto Ricans were denied the right to vote. Puerto Ricans tend to vote democratic.

According to Juan Figueroa, President of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, thousands of Puerto Ricans were prevented from voting in such areas as Orlando, Orange County and Hillsborough. His findings were made public before the hearings held by the Congressional Black Caucus on Voter Irregularities and Voter Reform. Figueroa alleges that many of the same tricks used to deny blacks the right to vote throughout the state were used against Puerto Ricans. Additionally, laws designed to provide linguistic aid to native Spanish speakers were grossly violated, making it more difficult to for Puerto Ricans to cast proper votes.

"Many Latino voters in Central Florida were turned away from the polls, ignored when requesting language assistance, required to prevent additional photo identification, and subjected to other forms of harassment, which resulted in thousands, ...THOUSANDS..., of uncast votes," Figueroa testified.

"In response to these allegations, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund sent lawyers down to Florida. A team of five lawyers have interviewed scores of Latinos in the Central Florida region, and our conclusion is clear: widespread disenfranchisement of Latino voters occurred in Florida in this past election."

These allegations will be filed, as part of a suit similar to that already filed by the ACLU, NAACP, and People for the American Way against Katherine Harris. Both suits allege widespread and systematic discrimination, under the Voting Rights Act, which demand specific redress.

A summary of the ACLU-NAACP lawsuit can be read at: 

This site contains a link to the full complaint which can be downloaded. 



MORE articles, organizations, lawsuits, links, charts.  [TopLink]  


*Through Friday March 16, 2001 view "What really happened in Florida," 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/progs/newsnight/palast.ram by 
Greg Palast for BBC-TV's "Newsnight."
Read the transcript. BBC News | NEWSNIGHT | Florida transcript - 16/2/01. 

*Salon.com published Palast's report on Florida's ethnic cleansing of voter rolls.

*The investigation continued in The Nation. 

*Palast's Observer report on Bush campaign funding. 


USA. 6.3 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at yearend 1999 -- 3.1% of all U.S. adult residents.  [TopLink]  
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/charts2.htm  and 


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> http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/charts2.htm and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/corr2.txt  and 
> http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/1995/pdf/t61.pdf and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/p99.pr and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/ascii/p99.txt and 
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> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/data/corpop09.wk1 and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/data/corpop10.wk1 and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/data/corpop11.wk1 and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/data/corpop12.wk1 and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/data/corpop01.wk1 and 
> http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/1995/pdf/t636.pdf  __
> Use MS Excel, or other spreadsheet, for wk1 files. 
Use Adobe Acrobat for pdf files. Of the 1,284,894 prison inmates at yearend 1999 there were 135,246 in federal prisons, and the rest were in state prisons.



U.S. Drug War Incarceration Nation CHART.  [TopLink]  
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/charts2.htm  and 
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> #RATE is the number of inmates per 100,000 population. Prison counts are for December 31. Jail counts are for June 30. U.S. resident population is for December 31. U.S. territories population of 4,294,087 is for midyear 1999. In addition to inmates held in prisons and jails, there were 135,759 more people behind U.S. and territorial bars: An August 2000, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), report gives 1999 numbers of 18,394 in U.S. territorial prisons (U.S. Territories and Commonwealths -- American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands), 7,675 in facilities operated by (or exclusively for) the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 2,279 in military facilities, 1,621 in American Indian country jails, and 105,790 in juvenile facilities (as of October 29, 1997). *Jail rate in 1928 estimated as 50% of prison rate. Prison rate plus jail rate equals total incarceration rate. Click Adobe Acrobat t636.pdf link below for 1928 to 1978 prison rates. BJS: "About 1 in every 137 residents in the United States and its Territories were incarcerated [in 1999]." 

> http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/charts2.htm and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/p99.pr and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/ascii/p99.txt and 
> http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/1995/pdf/t61.pdf and 
> http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/corr2.txt and 
> http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/1995/pdf/t636.pdf and 
> http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v00/n1145/a06.html and 
> http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/gop.htm and
> http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/prinsar.html and 
> http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbagg.html and 
> http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/nation/intfile1-1.txt and 
> http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/nation/popclockest.txt  


*WORLD DRUG WAR CHARTS. JUST THE CHARTS. Tables and rates. For incarceration, race, jail, prison, cannabis, drugs, mandatory minimums, drug related crime, poverty, murder, and more. Revised. Very few notes. The USA has over 2 million of the world's 8 million prisoners. So, the USA has 5% of the world's population, and 25% of the world's prisoners. The USA surpassed Russia in the year 2000 and now has the world's highest incarceration rate! It is 5 to 17 times higher than all other Western (long democratic traditions) nations. 6.3 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at yearend 1999 in the USA. That means 3.1% of all U.S. adult residents were under correctional supervision. 
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/charts2.htm -latest revision. 
http://members.fortunecity.com/multi19/charts2.htm -older copy. 

*Republicans lead U.S. Drug War. Revised. Democrats follow Republican evil. Huge LINKS list! U.S. Drug-war Industrial Complex. Republican fundamentalist holy war. Friendly Fascism. Drug war leaders are the rabid right, hate radio, hate television, NRA (National Rifle Association), religious right, (snortin') George Bush the hypocrite, etc.. Republican-led drug war disenfranchises (no voting rights) millions of voters (mostly Democrat-voting blacks). 
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/gop.htm -latest revision. 
http://members.fortunecity.com/multi19/gop.htm -older copy.

*Majority of the 2 million U.S. inmates are in due to drug war! The Drug-War Industrial Complex. The U.S. drug war inmate MAJORITY is shown by adding together drug crimes, crimes to get money for drugs, drug-related parole violations, etc.. The USA has 5% of the world's population, 25% of the world's prisoners, and the world's highest incarceration rate. Statistics, references, CHARTS. 
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/majority.htm  -latest revision. 
http://members.fortunecity.com/multi19/majority.htm  -older copy. 



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