On three successive Monday evenings, Nov. 3, 10, & 17, a number of books on the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections will be examined at UFPPC's book discussion group.[1]  --  Digging Deeper meets Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café (3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma)....


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WHAT:  Digging Deeper LXI: The 2000 & 2004 Elections
WHO:  Led by Mark Jensen
WHEN:  Monday, November 3, 10, & 17, 2008 -- 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Mandolin Café, 3923 South 12th St., Tacoma, WA 98405

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United for Peace
of Pierce County
Study Circle:
November 3, 10, & 17, 2008
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www.ufppc.org
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UFPPC study circle

DIGGING DEEPER LXI: The 2000 & 2004 Elections

"What's past is prologue; what to come/Is yours and my discharge" (William Shakespeare, The Tempest, II, i). On the eve of the 2008 presidential election and on the following two weeks, UFPPC's book discussion group will examine a number of books on the stolen elections of 2000 and 2004:

—Andrew Gumbel, Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America (Nation Books, 2005).  --  "[A] riveting and frightening account . . . traces election fraud in America from the 18th century to the present, spotlighting the Hayes-Tilden election of 1876, vote buying in the Gilded Age and the history of black disenfranchisement in the post-Reconstruction South. The last 100 pages are devoted to the elections of 2000 and 2004."  —Publishers Weekly.

—Jeffrey Toobin, Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election (Random House, 2002).  --  "Toobin gives both camps a treatment . . . remarkably evenhanded, nonpartisan, and entirely new." —Book description.

—Jack N. Rakove, ed., The Unfinished Election of 2000: Leading Scholars Examine America’s Strangest Election (Basic Books, 2001).  --  "Seven law professors and historians weigh in on the 2000 election in scholarly but lively essays."  —Publishers Weekly.

—Vincent Bugliosi, The Betrayal of America: How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose Our President (Thunder Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2001).  --  "Bugliosi, a former Los Angeles County prosecutor . . . uses passion and argument to establish that the U.S. Supreme Court unlawfully chose George W. Bush as president of the United States on December 12, 2000. . . . His polemical arguments often move between a wide variety of disparate ideas and topics."  —Steven Puro (St. Louis Univ.), Library Journal.

—Anita Miller, ed., What Went Wrong in Ohio: The Conyers Report on the 2004 Presidential Election (Academy Chicago, 2005).  --  "This fascinating and disturbing book . . . provides new insights into the abuse and manipulation of electronic voting machines and the arbitrary and illegal behavior of a number of elected and election officials which effectively disenfranchised tens of thousands of voters in order to change the outcome of an election."  —Book description.

—Mark Crispin Miller, Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election and Why They’ll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them) (Basic Books, 2005).  --  "Miller relies on original reporting, secondary sources, and unadulterated outrage to make his case, marshaling evidence (much of it circumstantial) of Democratic voter disenfranchisement, mysterious computer snafus and discrepancies between exit poll results and official vote counts. . . . John Kerry is another target of Miller's ire, for ignoring warnings of coordinated Republican plans to cheat and for doing nothing to contest the vote counts."  —Publishers Weekly.

—Steve Freeman and Joel Bleifuss, Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen? Exit Polls, Election Fraud, and the Official Count (Seven Stories Press, 2006).  --  "The first author is an MIT-trained expert in statistical analysis in social sciences, and the book is chock full of hard evidence. . . . The authors conclude that systemic fraud must be present in American elections during [the 2000-2004] period."  —Richard J. Petti.

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Since July 2004, United for Peace of Pierce County has been conducting “Digging Deeper,” a Monday-evening book discussion group, often in the form of a study circle. Topics have included peak oil, climate change, the corporation, torture, Iran, U.S.-Iran relations, the writings of Robert Baer, Islam, American immigration policy, Barack Obama and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Saul Alinsky’s life and writings, war and human nature, parallels between the U.S. and ancient Rome, the sustainability revolution, 9/11, energy geopolitics, and the debt crisis, as well as abiding themes of war, peace, politics, and social change. Occasionally, the group has spent several weeks reading longer works, like Daniel Yergin’s The Prize or Robert Fisk’s The Great War for Civilisation.

DIGGING DEEPER meets every Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA.

Participation is free. No more copies of these books are available from UFPPC for purchase or loan at this time; try King's Books (218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma) or other local bookstores. More info: contact Mark Jensen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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United for Peace
of Pierce County
Study Circle:
November 3, 10, & 17, 2008
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www.ufppc.org
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