Daily Archives: July 6, 2008

Green congressional candidate dies unexpectedly

Posted at Ballot Access News:

On the night of July 4-5, Vic Roberts died unexpectedly in his sleep. He had been nominated in the Illinois Green Party primary in February this year, to run for U.S. House in the 19th district. He was age 75 and had long been active in the United Mine Workers Union.

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Long-time libertarian Chris Bennett leaves the LP

Long-time libertarian activist and party member Chris Bennett says he is leaving the Libertarian Party and will allow his national membership dues to lapse in January. Bennett was an early candidate for the LP’s vice-presidential nomination but dropped out before the convention. He was also a candidate for the Boston Tea Party’s VP slot, but finished second to eventual nominee Thomas Knapp.… Read more ...

Another veteran petition circulator fired and ‘blackballed’ by Sean Haugh

Veteran petition circulator and Libertarian Party activist “Paulie Cannoli” — who also writes for IPR — has reportedly been fired by Sean Haugh and will be denied future work with the LP. This turn of events is based, at least in part, on Paulie’s comments in defense of Gary Fincher, another victim of the Haugh purge, here at IPR.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA to hold Ann Arbor organizing conference

Michigan’s Ann Arbor Press reports that the Socialist Party USA will hold an organizing conference in Ann Arbor starting Friday. Presidential candidate Brian Moore “will conduct one of the workshops planned for the three-day event.”

The conference will include “more than 15 workshops on subjects like ‘Rescuing Lenin from Leninists,’ ‘Marxism 101′ and ‘How open source/free software can revolutionize our Socialist organizing efforts.’ Moore will conduct a workshop on ‘The role of ballot access in our electoral strategy’ and on the anti-war movement.” Eric Chester, a three-time candidate for the SPUSA presidential nomination and the party’s 1996 vice presidential nominee, is among the other speakers.… Read more ...