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ElectionWatch ’04: War on Terror

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After September 11th, 2001 the Bush administration created controversial policy at home and abroad in the name of homeland security. Increased surveillance, security searches, and military intervention in the Middle East have changed life in the United States. Many Arab, South Asian, and Muslim Americans have experienced an even greater reduction in their civil liberties. On this ElectionWatch ’04 edition, we take a look at how communities most impacted by Bush’s war on terror will vote in the upcoming 2004 elections. We also look at how the Patriot Act and the war in Iraq are playing a role in the election year.

Featuring:

Tanzila Ahmed, executive director of SAAVY (South Asian American Voting Youth); Samina Faheem, executive director of American Muslim Voice; Laila Al-Qatami, media coordinator, American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee; Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights; Kevin Bankston, Electronic Frontiers Foundation; Charlie Mitchell, legislative council for the ACLU; John Bonifaz, executive director of the National Voting Rights Institute.

For more information:

Center for Constitutional Rights – New York, NY

Electronic Frontiers Foundation – San Francisco CA

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – New York, NY

South Asian American Voting Youth

American Muslim Voice

American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee – Washington D.C.

National Voting Rights Institute – Boston, MA

Author: Radio Project

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