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 Steppin' Out of Babylon 
 
 Interview
 Cynthia McKinney
 Sue Supriano  
 For non-profit use only.
Former US Congress member, Cynthia Mc Kinney, candidate for US President on the Green Party ticket, on her experience in the US Congress and her presidential campaign.
Sue Supriano's Steppin' Out of Babylon is a radio interview series covering a broad range of important issues in today's world: peace and war, human and civil rights, communication, the media, the environment, food security, racism, globalization, immigration and matters of the spirit. Over 250 shows are available at this site:

http://www.suesupriano.com/

Cynthia McKinney is running for US President on the Green Party Ticket. McKinney served in the US House of Representatives for 12 years, representing the State of Georgia. She also served a term in the Georgia State Legislature before that. She is African American as were many of the people she was representing in her district in Atlanta. She is an amazing woman who has been "speaking truth to power" during her time in Government, before and after. As so many others, especially African Americans, she has suffered repercussions. Her Congressional District boundaries were gerrymandered to include White Republicans who hadn't been there before. To add insult to injury, Clarence Thomas voted to let that continue. She also spoke up about the shoddy investigation of 911 and is asking for more. She voted against the Iraq War and, in the vote to fund the war that happened just after she was "pushed out" of Congress, her presence would have made the vote to continue funding the Iraq war lose.

In this interview, McKinney speaks about her father being her inspiration and role model, as well as that she grew up in the Civil Rights Movement. Her father was in the US Military in WW II only to be reminded, upon coming home, that he needed to drink from the "colored" water fountain which he didn't do (while wearing his Military uniform since he was on his trip home after the war). He also was one of the first Blacks in the Atlanta Police Force and, since he couldn't change at the Police Station like the Caucasian police, he would "demonstrate" alone and in his police uniform. He is impressive as is Cynthia McKinney. If elected she will immediately plan to bring the troops home and re-open the investigation of 911 among many other changes.

American Blackout documents the suppression of the African American vote in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential elections. The movie also focuses on Congressional Representative Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, and the political price she paid for being a clear voice for peace and honest elections.

The LA Weekly called American Blackout "one of the most important political docs of the past several years." Come see the film for yourself, which raises important issues that are not part of the 2008 Presidential selection coverage. The producers have a website at www.americanblackout.org

Link: http://runcynthiarun.org

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00:27:23 English 2008-02-20
 Eugene, OR
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