Archive for December, 2007

5/15/1996 by Bob Fitrakis Thomas Jefferson said “Where the press is free, all is safe.” But what happens when the only daily newspaper in a large metropolitan area is a monopoly owned by a super-rich family that sees its mission as systematically distorting the news to protect other plutocrats? You get The Daily Distortion. A […]

Behind Every Bush – There’s A Rigged Election

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on December 23rd, 2007

By Bob Fitrakis As partisan forces in Ohio clash over the reliability of e-voting machines and whether the state can afford to replace them, we should keep in mind that the use of computer software for central tabulation and the computerized voting machines have been long distrusted. That distrust is directly related to the Bush […]

Bob Bytes Back Archives: 5/08/1996 America Needs A Raise (Labor)

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on December 19th, 2007

5/08/1996 by Bob Fitrakis Last Wednesday at Columbus City Hall, local community and labor organizations sent a graphic and powerful message to our city and nation: America Needs a Raise! The AFL-CIO is sponsoring a series of town meetings across the country where workers can speak out publicly about their increasing insecurity and reduced standard […]

by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman December 14, 2007 Ohio’s Secretary of State announced this morning that a $1.9 million official study shows that “critical security failures” are embedded throughout the voting systems in the state that decided the 2004 election. Those failures, she says, “could impact the integrity of elections in the Buckeye State.” […]

5/01/2002 by Bob Fitrakis It’s the end of the campus as we know it, and I feel slimed. If you really want to know what Campus Partners is all about, don’t buy their hype or PR spin. Instead, read Graydon Hambrick’s article, “A New Campus Partnership” in the April 1996 Ohio State Alumni Magazine (OSAM). […]

Second Saturday Salon, December 8

Posted by moderator on December 7th, 2007

6:30pm-midnight 1000 E. Main Street Columbus, Ohio 43205 Join the Free Press and Ohio Honest Elections for a casual get-together to enjoy refreshments and progressive company. Let’s talk about this past week’s election and our organizing to assure the presidential election in 2008 is free and fair! Looking forward to seeing you there. Parking in […]

50 Ways To Reform Ohio Elections

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on December 5th, 2007

December 4, 2007 EDITORIAL: The Columbus Free Press and freepress.org editorial board endorses the following reforms to ensure safe, secure and democratic elections in Ohio in 2008 and beyond. 1. The Secretary of State shall establish statewide uniform voting procedures in Ohio in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. 2. The Secretary of State […]


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