[News] Interview with Cynthia McKinney: Reconstruction Renaissance

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[Note: The following interview with former 
Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is 
reprinted from issue No. 268 of the ILC 
International Newsletter (Jan. 8, 2008), 
published weekly in multiple languages in Paris. 
The interview was conducted for the ILC 
International Newsletter by Alan Benjamin on Jan. 
5. To contact the ILC, the Reconstruction Party 
Organizing Committee, and the Cynthia McKinney 
for President campaign, see the "Afterword" at end of the interview.]

Question: Sister McKinney, as someone who is 
running for president of the United States on 
behalf of the Power to the People electoral 
coalition, how do you view the recent Iowa caucus?

Cynthia McKinney: I just received a three-page 
letter from a woman in Tennessee -- a veteran who 
did three tours of duty in Vietnam. She wrote to 
say how dissatisfied she is with the level of 
political discourse in our presidential election, 
with none of the Democratic or Republican 
candidates addressing the real issues that she 
and her family are facing in terms of health 
care, job offshoring, declining public education, 
stagnation of wages, and more.

She is looking for real answers and is not 
getting any from politicians and a media more 
interested in hype and hot-button issues (such as 
the "war on terror" or the "war on drugs") than 
in promoting any serious discussion of policy, 
much less offering any serious political alternatives.

Angela Davis made an interesting comment on the 
current presidential campaign. She said all the 
candidates are talking about "differences" that 
will not make a difference and "changes" that 
will not bring about any change. How true.

Take Obama and foreign policy: Independent 
journalist Allan Nairn spoke to Amy Goodman on 
her January 3 Democracy Now program about Obama's 
top policy advisers. I will quote from the 
transcription of this program, appropriately 
titled, "Vote for Change? Atrocity-Linked U.S. 
Officials Advising Democratic, GOP Presidential Frontrunners."

Nairn stated:

"Obama's top adviser is Zbigniew Brzezinski. 
Brzezinski gave an interview to the French press 
a number of years ago where he boasted about the 
fact that it was he who created the whole Afghan 
jihadi movement, the movement that produced Osama 
bin Laden. And he was asked by the interviewer, 
'Well, don't you think this might have had some 
bad consequences?' And Brzezinski replied, 
'Absolutely not. It was definitely worth it, 
because we were going after the Soviets.' ...

"Another key Obama adviser, Anthony Lake, was the 
main force behind the U.S. invasion of Haiti in 
the mid-Clinton years during which they brought 
back Aristide essentially in political chains, 
pledged to support a World Bank/IMF overhaul of 
the economy, which resulted in an increase in 
malnutrition deaths among Haitians and set the 
stage for the current ongoing political disaster in Haiti.

"Another Obama adviser, General Merrill McPeak, 
an Air Force man, was the man overseeing the 
delivery to Indonesia of U.S. fighter planes not 
long after the Dili massacre in East Timor in '91.

"Another key Obama adviser, Dennis Ross, advised 
Clinton and both Bushes. He oversaw U.S. policy 
toward Israel/Palestine. He pushed the principle 
that the legal rights of the Palestinians, the 
rights recognized under international law, must 
be subordinated to the needs of the Israeli 
government -- in other words, their desire to 
expand to do whatever they want in the Occupied Territories.

"And Ross was one of the people who, 
interestingly, led the political assault on 
former Democratic President Jimmy Carter. Carter 
is no peacenik -- Carter is the one who bears 
ultimate responsibility for that Timor terror 
that Holbrooke was involved in. But Ross led an 
assault on him, because, regarding Palestine, 
Carter was so bold as to agree with Bishop 
Desmond Tutu of South Africa that what Israel was 
doing in the Occupied Territories was tantamount 
to apartheid. And so, Ross was one of those who fiercely attacked him.

"Another Obama adviser is Sarah Sewall, who heads 
a human rights center at Harvard and is a former 
Defense official. She wrote the introduction to 
General Petraeus's Marine Corps/Army 
counterinsurgency handbook, the handbook that is 
now being used worldwide by U.S. troops in various killing operations."

That's the Obama team. But Nairn demonstrates 
that the Clinton and Edwards teams are equally 
loaded with Washington insiders who in one way or 
other have contributed to our current national predicament.

There is another message coming out of Iowa that 
is aimed directly at Black people. Former Clinton 
presidential adviser and columnist Dick Morris 
wrote that with Obama's victory in Iowa, "race is 
no longer a factor in American politics." Tell 
that to the Black folks living in New Orleans and 
the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita, or who are facing "Hurricane 
America" in cities and communities all across the country.

Bill Bennett on CNN said that Barack Obama is the 
kind of Black person Blacks should be -- not like 
Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. This is the way to 
go if you want to get somewhere in this country, Bennett said.

Question: You recently issued a statement 
announcing that as a presidential candidate you 
would use your campaign to promote the building 
of a Reconstruction Party in the United States. 
You are now serving on the newly formed National 
Organizing Committee for a Reconstruction Party. Why is this important to you?

McKinney: More than two years ago, the world got 
to see what many of us live on a daily basis in 
this country. They saw the Black community in New 
Orleans and the Gulf Coast decimated by 
government neglect. They saw a community targeted 
by ethnic-cleansing. Throughout this country 
there are still communities that are desperate 
because of generations of poverty and neglect.

The world now knows this terrible situation 
exists in the very heart of a country that is 
touted as the most "prosperous" and "democratic" in the world.

This situation has gone on way too long. The 
mainstream politicians want it simply to go away. 
They want to erase the color line. But while they 
and their media change the subject -- preferring 
to give us every detail about what Brittany 
Spears wore when she was arrested, for example -- 
and while no one deals seriously with growing 
poverty and racism in this country, things only get worse.

It was only after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 
that some folks in the Gulf Coast realized there 
is a desperate need to build a Reconstruction 
Movement because all the palliatives offered by 
the politicians haven't worked and because there 
are pockets of neglect all over the country -- not just in the Gulf states.

The Reconstruction Movement was born in the 
aftermath of Katrina and Rita, but the conditions 
of poverty, racism, and neglect have existed 
since America's first Reconstruction Period after the Civil War.

A 2003 Harvard University study found that Black 
infant and maternal mortality rates are 2 and 3.5 
times higher than for whites. Dr. David Satcher 
found in 2005 that 83,750 Black people died from 
premature deaths for no other reason than that they were Black.

The New York Times wrote that by 2003 nearly one 
half of all Black men between the ages of 16 and 
64, living in New York City, were unemployed.

And in its 2005 report, United for a Fair Economy 
told us that it would take 1,664 years to close 
the home-ownership gap and that on some indices 
the racial disparities are worse now than at the 
time of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
In their 2006 report, United for a Fair Economy 
told us that Blacks and Latinos lost ground, and 
that in order to close the racial wealth divide 
in our country, it would take the equivalent of a 
"G.I. Bill for Everyone" that would include 
comprehensive federal investment in low-income 
families and communities, with an emphasis on people of color.

The Reconstruction Movement is needed to bring 
attention to the state of Black America today. 
But once people acknowledge this deplorable 
situation, an agenda and strategy for real change 
are needed to address the problem. That hasn't 
come from either major political party. 
Therefore, redress requires something else: a 
political party with reversal of these statistics 
as its primary mission. The Reconstruction Party 
is therefore the political expression of this Reconstruction Movement.

Question: You say the woman who wrote you from 
Tennessee -- like the millions of African 
Americans and others who have been left out of 
the political process -- is dissatisfied with the 
politics-as-usual she is hearing from the 
spokespersons of the twin parties of the bosses. 
What are the programmatic planks you feel need to be raised this election year?

McKinney: There are specific planks aimed at 
addressing the needs of Black people and the 
Reconstruction Movement, and there are planks 
needed to address the needs of all working people 
in this country, including Blacks and all communities of color.

In relation to the Reconstruction Movement, the 
International Tribunal on Katrina held in New 
Orleans last August highlighted four central demands:

1) Recognition of dispersed hurricane survivors 
as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs);

2) Support for the rights of return for IDPs, 
including their right to vote in their home states;
3) Reparations for IDPs for the losses they 
incurred due to government abandonment and negligence;

4) Support for a massive federal public works 
project in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

These are questions that need to be addressed immediately.

The issue of land is at the center of the 
struggle in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. The 
wealthy and powerful want to want to eliminate 
Black control over, and access to, the land. We 
have watched Black land loss accelerate in the 
South. We have seen systematic expropriation of 
Black-owned land in the South as a result of government policy.

I was responsible for the amendment that led the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture to admit that it 
had long discriminated against Black farmers. I 
recently learned that this "taking" of Black land 
even includes my own family. But in addition to 
these land takings in the South, we have 
gentrification which takes Black land and Black 
neighborhoods in desirable urban and suburban 
areas. Across the American landscape, 
gentrification is changing Black political power, 
too. Hence, we can only expect the statistics to 
worsen in the years ahead if we are not able to 
address the deteriorating situation occurring in 
too many neighborhoods across the United States.

I support reparations; reparations is an accepted 
aspect of jurisprudence in this country. The 
Black community has yet to be repaired for the 
damage it has suffered. Reparations means 
addressing the racial disparities that exist in 
our country and that are only getting wider.

Other central demands are self-determination and 
a new way of electing our representatives so that 
everyone with a stake in our government has 
representation and a voice in the 
decision-making. We need a new economic paradigm 
that includes empowerment of local businesses and 
local farmers. No community should be asked to 
pay the health tax that is the result of environmental injustice.

Unfortunately, too many police officers take 
communities of color as a rampaging ground. The 
numbers of unarmed Blacks and Latino men murdered 
at the hands of rogue police is unacceptable. The 
police are once again becoming an occupying force 
rather than protection for the community. We must 
also rethink prisons. The U.S. justice system is 
criminal for its injustice. Young men and women 
exiting such an unjust system should not be 
punished for the rest of their lives. They must 
be integrated into the productive aspects of society.

That won't happen as long as prisons are a source 
of wealth for stockholders who have separated 
themselves from the society and bear no 
repercussions for their "investments." We cannot 
accept the continued astronomical incarceration 
rates for our children and their continued 
criminalization even in schools where 
administrative remedies exist -- like in the Jena 6 and the Palmdale 4 cases.

And there is the fundamental democratic right of 
Black people to vote and have their votes counted.

In 2000, an estimated 1 million Black people went 
to the polls and voted their dreams, their hopes, 
and their aspirations -- and the votes of those 1 
million Black people were not even counted. Who fought for them?

In 2004, it was the Black vote again that was 
targeted for nullification in an election 
drive-by shooting. It is clear that the Black 
vote will again be pivotal in the 2008 election.

Election protection, then, must also be one of 
our central demands. Two presidential elections 
were stolen and no one was held accountable. 
Growing numbers of people are concerned that 
their vote might not be counted in November and 
that the will of the voters will be thwarted yet 
again with election fraud or outright theft. U.S. 
electronic voting machines are a clear-and-present danger to our Republic.

Waging the political fight to win all these 
demands requires a Reconstruction Party. If Black 
people fail to demand a discussion, an agenda, 
and solid policy proposals that redress these 
circumstances, in my opinion, the Black body 
politic could go the way of the polar bear.

Question: How about your views on the broader 
programmatic points of unity of the Reconstruction Party?

McKinney: Regarding the more general programmatic 
planks, we just heard the announcement that 
unemployment is at two-year high. There is a need 
for a real jobs program. We need to make 
resources available to provide jobs to Americans 
who need them. A massive public works program 
would rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, with 
union jobs at a living wage. The funding exists 
for such a program. It would be provided by 
slashing the war budget and making the rich pay their fair share of taxes.

Labor unions are faced with shrinking numbers; 
they need a boost in membership. Workers need 
unions. The construction trades could partner up 
with universities in the field of construction 
science, and construction academies run by the 
unions could provide job training.

An extra component would come from Green jobs. We 
need to manufacture technologies that diminish 
our carbon footprint. This makes good economic 
and global-warming sense. We need a new economic 
and foreign policy that promotes alternative 
energy technologies for heating and cooling -- like solar and wind power.

Then there is the issue of "free trade." We have 
to put a stop to these "free trade" agreements, and quickly.

After 14 years of NAFTA it is absolutely clear 
that unemployment in the United States has risen 
as a result of this treaty. We are losing jobs -- 
especially jobs with living wages and benefits -- 
to all these "free trade" agreements, be it 
NAFTA, CAFTA, the Caribbean FTA, the U.S.-Peru FTA, you name it.

The American workers are not benefiting from 
these agreements. Their jobs and communities are 
being destroyed. Nor are working people in the 
rest of the world benefiting from these 
agreements. Quite the contrary: Their working 
conditions and living standards, which were 
already bad, are deteriorating exponentially. 
Only the transnational corporations are 
benefiting. They are reaping super-profits.

This new "globalization" has become a race to the 
bottom. And now the American workers have joined in this race.

Question: Brother Lybon Mabasa, co-founder with 
Steve Biko of the Black Consciousness Movement in 
South Africa, wrote an Open Letter to Black 
activists and organizations in the United States 
urging the formation of a Reconstruction Party. 
He described Africa as a "continent, first 
ravaged by the slave trade and then by colonial 
occupation, that found the promise of national 
liberation confiscated and betrayed by horrific 
so-called 'ethnic' wars and structural 
adjustment/debt-repayment programs -- all of 
which were imposed by the U.S. government and by 
the international institutions of finance capital 
(IMF, World Bank, WTO, European Union, AGOA, NEPAD)."

Mabasa went on to explain that "racism against 
people of African origin on all continents is a 
scourge that has not been erased. On the 
contrary, Black people -- from Brazil, to the 
Caribbean, to the United States -- are being 
driven into sub-human conditions, rounded up in 
prisons, placed on chain gangs, subjected to 
indiscriminate police violence, and/or heaved 
onto the scrap-heap of unemployment and homelessness."

He then stated that "the children of Africa are 
looking for a ray of hope" coming from their 
African American sisters and brothers, 
particularly in this election year 2008, when the 
attention of the American people is drawn to the 
elections and the political process.

What can be done to respond to this dire appeal from Africa?

McKinney: Africa is a continent rich in 
resources, a continent upon which civilization as 
we know it has grown to depend. Because Africans 
were so resilient in what might have been harsh 
environments for others, because Black people 
could be used to satisfy the needs and wants of 
others, our very survival has had to overcome 
internal and external threats to our very 
existence. Our survival as a distinct group 
worthy of self-determination and not just as the 
source of other people's gratification depends on 
our ability to fashion strategies to survive in the face of such hostility.

Africa, as Brother Mabasa, has pointed out, is 
now a devastated continent. Millions of people 
are dying in the killing fields, or in villages 
and city streets from HIV/AIDS and pandemics 
thought to be eradicated long ago. Africa is on the edge of an abyss.

I am heartened by election results that have put 
the people in power in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, 
Cote d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Spain, 
and Venezuela. Africans must withstand the 
outsider meddling, and we have a role to play 
there to pressure our government to refrain from 
its interference. Africom is the latest example 
of such interference that must be resisted at all costs.

Ownership of the land in Africa is also something 
that must be addressed. I ask, how did the people 
who claim ownership of the land get title to the 
land? When the white landowners in Zimbabwe, 
Namibia, South Africa, and across the Continent 
are able to answer that question honestly, then 
we can have a discussion about how they will 
correct their fundamental injustice that endures to this date.

Then we want to talk about resource ownership. 
There is no such thing as a non-blood diamond on 
the Continent unless the diamond was mined, cut, 
polished, made into jewelry with other precious 
metals and gems that were also produced by 
Africans. Intermediate stops in Tel Aviv, 
Antwerp, London, New York, or Amsterdam are 
really not necessary. Africans can do that work 
and only when they do that work can we say that 
we've eliminated blood diamonds. And blood oil, 
and blood coltan, and blood uranium.

Let's talk about debt. By the time we add up the 
military interference, the theft of resources, 
the murders of authentic leadership, and finally 
the theft of its human resources and all that 
intellectual capacity, there is no such thing as 
African debt to any Western government or 
multilateral economic institution like the IMF. Hands off African resources!

This must be part of the platform of a Reconstruction Party.

Question: On the subject of immigration, what 
proposals are you putting forward to address this question?

McKinney: The corporations, the mainstream 
politicians and their mouthpieces in the media 
have found scapegoats for their failed policies. 
They tell us the "illegal immigrants" are 
responsible for the massive loss of jobs in this 
country. This is a bold-faced lie. What is 
illegal is the way that U.S. economic policies 
treat workers in this country and throughout the world.

It is impossible to discuss the issue of 
so-called "illegal immigration" without 
addressing the reasons millions of people are 
forced to flee their countries to come to the 
United States. It's our economic "free trade" 
policies and our military interventionist 
policies that destabilize countries the world 
over and create the massive movements of people 
escaping their plight in the hope of supporting their families.

You have to address the underlying problems 
behind the immigration boom by implementing 
policies internationally based on the respect for 
the sovereignty of the peoples and nations of the 
world, based on respect for the principles of 
self-determination and human rights -- that is, 
policies aimed at promoting genuine cooperation 
-- not oppression and exploitation.

And as you do this, you have to put a halt to 
policies at home that criminalize the victims or 
treat them as second-class citizens. These are 
all union-busting and wage-depressing tactics 
couched in terms of making the victim appear to be the perpetrator.

An amnesty program, such as was instituted in the 
1980s, would be a way to deal with this question 
equitably while the economic conditions producing 
the massive flight of people from their countries is addressed.

Question: What are some of the other questions that need to be tackled?

McKinney: There is, of course the question of 
this "war without end." We need the immediate 
withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq and from 
the rest of the Middle East. This includes all 
military advisers. It also includes closing all military bases in the region.

We must reject this "war on terror," which is 
only aimed at promoting a failed foreign policy. 
It's past time to repeal the Patriot Acts, the 
Secret Evidence Act, and the Military Tribunals Act.

But this is not all. We need to bring all of our 
troops home from Europe, Asia and Africa. We 
don't need our young women and men in harm's way. 
We need a Department of Peace instead of a 
Department of State. This Department would put 
forward projects for peace all over the world. In 
the meantime, the Pentagon must oversee the 
withdrawal of U.S. troops from about 100 
countries around the world. Our presence in those 
countries, through our foreign and military 
policies, only stokes wars and conflicts.

We must pay very close attention now to Pakistan. 
I recently issued a statement saying, No U.S. Troops in Pakistan!

In fact, we need to retool our military to ensure 
the adequate protection of people's interests at 
home. We could deploy our Army Corps of Engineers 
to rebuild infrastructures and communities here 
and abroad. We could deploy our diplomats to help 
resolve conflicts through peaceful means.

We need to redefine what is meant by national 
security. We need to put in place a social index 
so that national security exists when our people 
feel safe in their communities, when they are 
free from hunger and poverty, when they are fully 
literate, when there is health care for all, when 
they are making a living wage, when they are free from drugs and incarceration.

Health care is another major issue. All too often 
patients cannot receive the treatment they 
require because the treatment is blocked by the 
profit motive of the insurance companies. You 
have to take the insurance companies out of the health-care equation.

We in the United States spend far more money than 
any other country in the world and we get less. 
Close to 50 million people are uninsured. 
Countries that have what others pejoratively call 
"socialized medicine" are better performing. We 
need a universal, single-payer health-care system in this country.

The message I would give to nascent democracies 
is, Don't follow the U. S. example on many 
issues! There is a growing divergence between our 
rhetoric and our practice. And in practice, too 
many Americans are hurting. For them, the 
American model has failed in terms of health 
care, education, and political integrity. We 
can't even be sure the election results reflect 
the will of our voters. This started in 2000 and has only gotten worse.

The U.S. government cannot put itself in judgment 
of other countries' elections until it gets its 
own house in order, and its house is in complete 
disorder when it comes to election integrity. 
Those who own and run the new electronic voting 
machines get the exact results they want.

And we need to focus on education, but not with 
"reforms" like No Child Left Behind that are 
basically aimed at dismantling public education. 
We need to instill pride and a desire to learn. 
We need free higher education for all. India's 
socialized economy provided free higher 
education. Now our jobs are being shipped to India.

And we need child care for working families who 
need it. Parents should have the opportunity to 
have their children taken care of, either through 
a family subsidy or through public child-care 
centers in schools. This could also free parents 
up to go back to school to get retrained.

Then we need to address some difficult questions 
that face our youth in particular.

Drugs are more and more prevalent. They are used 
to block out the harsh realities. Removing those 
harsh realities and giving youth hope -- with 
real jobs and a real future -- would go a long 
way to addressing this scourge in our communities.

But here again it is impossible to address the 
issue of drugs without understanding who is 
responsible for bringing drugs into this country. 
The CIA has admitted it was involved in 
drug-dealing, but no one involved at the highest 
level of government has been punished. The 
wealthy and powerful bring in the drugs. 
Afghanistan today is the leading poppy producer 
in the world. This is a regime protected by the 
Bush administration. Congressman Henry Gonzalez's 
investigations, as well as other research, shows 
us that the banking system would crumble if all 
the money laundered through drugs were taken out of the banks.

U.S. prosecution of "the drug war" is pitiful. 
The victims are thrown into prisons, while the 
wealthy users and the big drug dealers get off 
scot-free. The rich who own stock in the 
prison-industrial complex, or the corporations 
that hire prison labor, are reaping hefty sums 
while everyone else is impoverished or families 
are ripped apart by imprisonment.

This situation is intolerable and must be turned 
around! We need money for detoxification, 
rehabilitation, education -- not incarceration.

These are just some platform proposals. The 
National Organizing Committee for a 
Reconstruction Party will be discussing these 
issues in the coming weeks to define more clearly 
the main demands of our Reconstruction Party 
organizing campaign. We will then submit these 
for broader discussion, expansion and improvement 
to the activists in the Local Organizing 
Committees for the Reconstruction Party. Building a platform is a process.

Question: You are seeking the Green Party's 
presidential nomination? How do you see the 
relationship between the Greens and the Reconstruction Party?

McKinney: This is a time for coalition politics. 
I believe we need a coalition -- a peace and 
justice coalition, a Power to the People 
coalition -- that can put another voice at the 
table of American political discussion. We now 
only have two voices -- which are more and more 
the same voice. And with 5% of the vote we can get three.

The Reconstruction Party is a necessary and 
central component of this coalition. Winning the 
5% of the vote, which we can do through the Green 
Party ballot, will translate into increased 
visibility on the issues of concern to the Reconstruction Party activists.

Question: How do you answer those who say you 
might be a spoiler on behalf of the Republicans 
if you get 5% of the presidential vote in 2008?

McKinney: I tell them that more than 40% of the 
potential voters in this country don't vote 
because they don't hear a message that motivates 
them to go out and vote. I want to give them a reason to vote.

I also tell them that the real spoilers are the 
ones who stole the vote in 2000 and 2004 -- or 
who didn't fight to defend the vote.

Question: Is there anything you would like to add?
McKinney: I just want to underscore the urgent 
need to build the Reconstruction Party. There are 
a whole lot of people waiting for us to do 
something. The international community also needs 
us. They are waiting for us to do something. We 
must move today with deliberate speed to build this Reconstruction Party.

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AFTERWORD

Supporters of the International Liaison Committee 
(ILC) in the United States, who are actively 
engaged in the struggle to build an independent 
Labor Party, support the fight to build a 
Black-led Reconstruction Party, viewing it both 
as the expression of Black people for 
self-determination and the first step by a sector 
of the U.S. working class, Black workers, on the 
road to building an independent political party for all working people.

The formation of the Reconstruction Party 
Organizing Committee and the Cynthia McKinney 
presidential bid are of extraordinary 
significance for workers and peoples the world 
over who have been hoping to see someone come 
forward in this 2008 presidential election to 
represent and defend their interests.

Consistent with its mission of providing an open 
forum to all individuals and currents in the 
movements of workers and peoples seeking to 
advance the struggle against the onslaught by the 
transnational corporations and governments in 
their service, the ILC International Newsletter 
has opened its columns to present the full range 
of Sister McKinney's political views, some of 
which may not necessarily represent the views of all ILC supporters.

To subscribe to the English-language ILC 
International Newsletter, contact us at 
<ilcinfo at earthlink.net>. To contact the 
Reconstruction Party Organizing Committee, write 
to Kali Akuno at <kaliakuno at gmail.com>.

To learn more about Cynthia McKinney's record, 
visit 
<http://www.allthingscynthiamckinney.com/>www.allthingscynthiamckinney.com. 
To make a donation to her campaign fund, visit 
<http://www.runcynthiarun.org/>www.runcynthiarun.org. 
You can also send a check or money order to Power 
to the People Committee, P.O. Box 311759, Atlanta, GA 31153.

The ILC International Newsletter is published 
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