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American Blackout (2006)

A look at the career of U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney from Georgia and the historical suppression of black voters in the United States.

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Ian Inaba
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Taalam Acey Taalam Acey ... Spoken Word Poet
John Conyers ... Self
Bob Fitrakis ... Self
Robert Fitrakis Robert Fitrakis ... Self
Al Gore ... Self
John Lewis ... Self
Cynthia McKinney ... Self
Greg Palast Greg Palast ... Self
Bernie Sanders ... Self
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Stephanie Tubbs Jones ... Self
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Chronicles the recurring patterns of disenfranchisement witnessed from 2000 to 2004 while following the story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who not only took an active role in investigating these election debacles but also found herself in the middle of one after publicly questioning the Bush Administration about the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Some call Cynthia McKinney a civil rights leader among the ranks of Shirley Chisholm and Malcolm X. Others call her a conspiracy theorist and a 'looney.' American Blackout gains unprecedented access to one of the most controversial and dangerous politicians in America and examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent. The film features interviews with: US Congressional Representatives, John Lewis, Cynthia McKinney, John Conyers, Bernie Sanders, and Stephanie Tubbs-Jones; former US Civil Rights Commissioner & Dean of UC Berkeley's School of Law, Christopher Edley; BBC journalist ... Written by Ian Inaba

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GOP Congressman Sees The Light!!!
26 July 2006 | by lobbyistfoiSee all my reviews

Cyntha McKinney isn't the only one in Congress who knows the truth about 9/11.

A Republican congressman (Curt Weldon, PA 7th) has publicly praised an anti-Bush video. And not just any anti-Bush video, but the one by BYU physics professor Steven E. Jones which accuses the Bush administration of deliberately allowing 9/11 to happen and placing explosives in the three tallest World Trade Center buildings to make sure that they would be totally destroyed on 9/11. Unbelievable? Just have a look here:

http://republican.meetup.com/92/boards/

A bombshell from the FBI: The Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden's Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, "The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden's Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11." For details, see http://www.teamliberty.net/id267.html


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25 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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