Two Socialist Party Candidates Sue California to Have Party Label on Ballot

Mimi Soltysik

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 8, two Socialist Party candidates for the California legislature filed a federal lawsuit against the California law that forces them to have “party preference: none” on the ballot, if they run for Congress or partisan state office. Soltysik v Padilla, c.d., 2:15cv-7916-AB.… Read more ...

Minnesota LP Vice Chair Interview Draws Criticism from Minnesota IP Candidate

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Libertarian Party of Minnesota vice chair S.L. Malleck was recently interviewed by Cyndy Brucato of MinnPost, following their incorrectly identifying libertarian Republican activist Bill Jungbauer as a Libertarian. The Malleck interview mainly explains the LP’s ideology and differentiates the LP from the Republicans. An excerpt:

MP: Why do some Republicans describe themselves as libertarian?

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Kshama Sawant: Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2015 – Recognizing the Painful History of the Indian Boarding School Policy

From Kshama Sawant at her page:

Last year, it was my good fortune to have worked with indigenous community activists on the creation of Indigenous People’s Day in Seattle. By passing this historic resolution, the City of Seattle rejected a celebration of Columbus Day, and honored the history and memory of those who experienced the brutal realities of colonialism and genocide.… Read more ...

Mary Ruwart: Is the Non-Aggression Principle Dead?

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Is the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) Dead?

October 9, 2015 By Mary Ruwart

Recently, the NAP has been the subject of a number of blogs posted by people who question its ethical basis, practicality, and universality. As someone who has written extensively on this subject for over two decades, I thought I’d weigh in.… Read more ...

Gov. Gary Johnson: A remarkable thing happened today

Our America Initiative email blast:


Something remarkable happened today. Business-as-usual in Washington got a wake-up call — and that call came from a small group in Congress who refused to go along with the way the establishment politicians have been doing things for decades.

Here’s what happened: The majority party in the House of Representatives, the Republicans, met to select their candidate for Speaker of the House.Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Wisconsin: Response to President’s Call for Gun Control

Press Release:“After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.” ~ William S. Burroughs
The Obama Administration claims to want to “end gun violence” with “sensible and common sense” solutions. “Who can be against common sense?,” asks Jim Maas, former Chair of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin.… Read more ...

Margaret Flowers: TransPacific Partnership Favors Wealthy, Should Be Rejected by Congress

Margaret Flowers

From the Green Party US website:

Dr. Margaret Flowers – seeking the Green Party nomination for United States Senate from Maryland – released the following statement in opposition to the TransPacific Partnership (TPP):

“Today, trade ministers from the twelve countries involved in the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations announced that they have finally reached an agreement.… Read more ...

Boiling Frog Party Looks to Heat Up Colorado U.S. Senate Race

Gary Swing, who has previously run for various offices as a Green and as a Pacifist, has announced his intention to hop into the 2016 Colorado U.S. Senate race – as a Boiling Frog.

On the newly-formed party’s website, Swing lays out the party’s vision. He’s strongly in favor of marinara legalization:

I support the legalization of marinara.

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Florida Libertarians Do Not Endorse Top-Two Primary Initiative

From Karl Dickey at The Examiner:

A Florida Constitutional amendment initiative is being circulated for signatures called the “All Voters Top-Two Primaries Amendment” being put forward by All Voters Vote, Inc. Last night, October 4, 2015, the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) Executive Committee voted to not support the initiative.… Read more ...

Cara Schulz: Augustus Sol Invictus and the Libertarian Party of Florida

1bf9f93d4947eebe5c09b5fb8306dc91From The Wild Hunt, original article can be found here

“We expect a candidate to be bland, uninteresting … We pretend we want politicians who are honest or unconventional, someone who has not sold his soul to special interests. But as soon as that person arrives, we crucify him. Trying to understand him is the last thing on anyone’s mind.” – U.S.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of California Announces 2016 Convention

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A letter sent out by the Libertarian Party of California’s chairman, Ted Brown, included the details of the 2016 Convention. The text of the entire letter is posted below, with the convention details highlighted by this writer.

Dear Jill C. Pyeatt,

I want to keep you updated about what’s going on in the Libertarian Party of California.

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October 2015 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...