[Media-watch] "The people who submit the votes decide nothing. The
people who count the votes decide eveything...." (Stalin)
linda at jlemon.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Oct 28 21:50:51 BST 2004
"The people who submit the votes decide nothing.
The people who count the votes decide eveything...." (Stalin)
All over the world, parliamentary systems are being emptied of their
democratic content by changes in the electoral system, removal of powers
from elected institutions and their handing over to the technocrats of the
European Commission, the World Trade Organisation and other standard-bearers
of neo-liberalism, and the weakening or removal of civil rights in the name
of a bogus War on terrorism. The most blatant attacks on democracy have,
however, been in the United States, with the latest involving the
introduction of a computerised voting system which is laughably easy to rig
and virtually impossible to monitor. As Alfred Mendes reports, this has a
long and dishonourable history in American politics.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Media-watch