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Kerry Wins Endorsement From Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke, former VP nominee for Independent/Reform presidential nominee Ralph Nader's 1996 and 2000 campaigns, has announced support for Kerry this time around.
Winona LaDuke, former VP nominee for Independent/Reform presidential nominee Ralph Nader's 1996 and 2000 campaigns, has announced support for Kerry this time around.

"I'm voting my conscience on November 2; I'm voting for John Kerry," LaDuke wrote in a statement published in Indian Country Today newspaper.

LaDuke has been a lifelong activist, born Anishinabe from the Makwa Dodaem (Bear Clan) of the Mississippi Band of the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. She has been fighting for Native American civil rights and environmental issues all her life, as well as being credited as a journalist, a writer, and a teacher of Native Environmentalism at the University of Minnesota.

She has also founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project in restoring original land to her people, and in 1995 was named as one of "50 leaders " for the future by Time Magazine.

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton
Psst 18.Oct.2004 17:27

kzoo

Hey, Nader supportors no comment?

ok I'll bite, "kzoo" 18.Oct.2004 21:08

oregon voter

I have the utmost respect for Winona LaDuke (Nader's 1996 running mate). was privileged to hear her speak at a 1990s environmental conference in Florida. She also wrote an excellent piece entitled "Bashing Greens Won't Help"  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/11/275330.shtml, about those who don't support Nader or other 3rd party or Green candidates.

that said, I can see why she - and many other far-left activists whose views I respect - have come round to endorsing votes for John-John this year.

Plain and simply, their strategy is: Eject Bush.
(see this link for my brief analysis of that strategy  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/300096.shtml#146894)

(to greater and lesser degrees, all of these progressives have given rationalizations / explanations / caveats as to their actual agreement with - support of the Kerry/Edwards/DLC specific issue agendas and overall campaign platform)

But I voted for Nader/Camejo. My decision goes beyond Nader simply having the best platform of any 2004 Presidential candidacy. It's about standing up for the last vestiges of citizen democracy, in the face of corporate dominion over and orchestration of both the mass media and public office selection.

for details on my personal decision, see below:

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/300131.shtml#146846
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/300084.shtml

p.s. I could be totally wrong, but my gut inkling at this point is that Bush/Cheney will actually lose to Kerry/Edwards in a landslide [barring 'terrorist' attack, martial law, Osama's resurrection, or extreme-rampant vote fraud]. Nationwide voter dissatisfaction and bogus poll numbers point specifically to this. Check out this article:

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/300120.shtml


i guess you missed it 18.Oct.2004 23:17

reader

But this is a repost. You can find responses on the first post.

what "reader" is referring to, "kzoo" 19.Oct.2004 14:34

oregon voter