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October 14, 2008


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Rusty Fender

Your comments are correct. Thats why I will not vote for either Obama or McCain. Democrats and Republicans have screwed this country up for the last 200 years. Its time for change. Vote for a change. Ralph Nader is that change!

kurt squire

Hi Paul! I wanted you to know that Al Giordano, someone you might find interesting, is coming to Madison to give a lecture next thursday (october 23rd). The emphasis on organizing made me think of you. Please spread the word however you can!

The Organizing of the President: What's Next for the Obama Movement After
the Election?

The Games, Learning, and Society Initiative at UW-Madison welcomes Al
Giordano to campus Thursday, October 23rd from 7:00pm-8:30pm in 147
Education Building.

Al Giordano is a veteran newspaper reporter, radio and television host, and
Internet journalism pioneer who founded Narco News in 2000, its School of Authentic Journalism in 2002, and The Field in 2008. Prior to moving to Latin America, Al was the political reporter for the Boston Phoenix, and has published his work in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, The Utne Reader, American Journalism Review, New Left Review, and dozens more periodicals.

Named "Hot Muckraker" by Rolling Stone (2001), Al's pioneering work in
Authentic Journalism has also been profiled and praised by The Washington
Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, Online
Journalism Review, Columbia Journalism Review, The Village Voice, Fairness
and Accuracy in Reporting, The Electronic Frontier Foundation,,
and The Media Channel. Al was the recipient of an Upton Sinclair Freedom of
Expression Award in 2004. James Wolcott of Vanity Fair praised his coverage
of the 2004 presidential contest noting that Giordano "enjoyed the hottest
streak of almost any handicapper."

Giordano was the first Internet journalist to receive First Amendment
protections in a landmark New York Supreme Court case (Banamex vs. Mario
Menendez, Al Giordano and Narco News) in 2001, setting an historic precedent for all online journalists and websites.

Through the School of Authentic Journalism in Mexico and Bolivia, and
directing various road teams for Narco News, Al has trained more than 100
young journalists throughout the hemisphere. He is currently on leave from
Narco News (although still advising its staff) to cover the political beat
in the United States 2008 elections. In addition to bringing the world
knowledge that Sarah Palin's installed a tanning bed in the Alaska
Governor's mansion, his work on the 2008 election, such as "Damn you Barack
Obama: Win or lose, Obama's small donors may have already brought a
revolution in campaign financing" are among the
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savviest analyses of the cycle.

Giordano will travel from his undisclosed location in Mexico to share his
thoughts on the future of the Obama movement November 5th and beyond. Please
join us on October 23rd at 7:00pm in 147 of the Education Building, and
welcome Al Giordano to Madison. This talk will be free and open to the

For any questions, please contact Kurt Squire .


Surely Colin Powell's endorcement of Obama seals this election.

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