Daily Archives: August 28, 2010

PSL: ‘Still marching for jobs and freedom’

Party for Socialism and Liberation:

By: Eugene Puryear

Lessons from the 1963 March on Washington and the movement we need today

 March on Washington
In addition to civil rights, marchers in 1963 demanded jobs, quality education and housing.

On Aug. 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands participated in the massive March on Washington, which many call the high point of the Civil Rights Movement.… Read more ...

Mountain Party Primary Turnout is Better than Primary Turnout for Either Major Party in West Virginia

Ballot Access News:

On August 28, West Virginia held primary elections for the Democratic, Republican and Mountain Parties for U.S. Senate. Preliminary election returns are available on the Secretary of State’s web page here. So far, the Mountain Party has the best turnout. Only 13% of registered Democrats appear to have cast a vote in the Democratic primary; only 15% of the registered Republicans in the Republican primary; but 21% of the Mountain Party registrants turned out to vote in the Mountain Party primary.… Read more ...

George Phillies: ‘To Libertarians civil liberties are fundamental’

By George Phillies

We’re the Libertarian Party. We’re for liberty. We’re against people who believe that the state should be omnipotent, knowing no limits to its powers or deeds.

Once again, Mr. Root has missed the boat on positions that a libertarian should take. And when you are on our National Committee, you have a real obligation not to miss that boat.… Read more ...

Candidates, alternative party spokespeople, authors: want to be on IPR blogtalkradio?

It’s been quite a while since we’ve done an episode of IPR Blog Talk Radio. I’m interested in giving it another go. If you are an independent or alt party candidate, alternative party spokesperson, or author covering our subject matter, and would like to set up a time to talk on our internet radio show, give me a call at 415-690-6352.… Read more ...

Phila. Bulletin: Third Parties Want Ballot Laws Changed

From the Philadelphia Bulletin:

When threatened with a legal challenge to the signatures on the nominating petitions, third party candidates do not have the necessary funds to fight back, said Bonita Hoke, executive director of the non-partisan League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.

“It is all too easy for major party candidates, with access to large sums of money, to successfully challenge the nomination petitions of minor party candidates who may lack the resources needed to defend their candidacy and pay the fines if the challenge is successful,” said Ms.

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Alaska: Will The Libertarian Party Sell Out Its Principles To Win A Senate Seat?

Think Progress:

In a stunning upset, Tea Party activist and Sarah Palin-endorsee Joe Miller appears to have upset incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Though there are still around ten thousand absentee ballots yet to be counted, analysts agree it is unlikely Murkowski will be able to close her 1,668 vote deficit.… Read more ...

Libertarian Peacenik on the “Ground Zero Mosque” and the Libertarian Party

Posted by Thomas Sipos at Libertarian Peacenik:

Wayne Allyn Root, John Hospers: The LP’s Anti-Libertarian Faces

Massachusetts Libertarian Party Chair George Phillies reports on Independent Political Report (comment 148):

“I am amused to report that the LNC was contacted by a reporter who wanted to do a story on possible interactions between the Libertarian Party and Malcolm X, the question being ‘Has Malcolm X inspired your Libertarian activism?’

“It was observed by one LNC member that there was a PA local candidate who was a member of the Nation of Islam.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry: ‘One Nation Under Surveillance’

By Darryl W. Perry
Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee

In July I wrote, “As long as a government is able to “get away” with “minor” intrusions such as traffic cameras and airport body scanners; they will try to get away with greater intrusions of privacy and greater violations of our guaranteed protection from “unreasonable searches and seizures.””

Now Forbes reports, “American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Massachusetts, has sold U.S.… Read more ...

Socialist Party on Ballot in Vermont for First Time Since 1952

Ballot Access News:

The Socialist Party has petitioned onto the Vermont ballot this year. It is the first time since 1952 that the Socialist Party has appeared on the Vermont ballot. The seven statewide nominees each needed 500 signatures, and they gathered them successfully.

This year’s Socialist Party nominees in Vermont are also the nominees of the Liberty Union Party.… Read more ...

Working Families Party Has Nominees This Year in Six States

Ballot Access News:

In November 2010, voters of six states will find Working Families Party nominees on the ballot, the highest number of states so far for that party.

In Delaware, the Working Families Party is cross-endorsing four Democrats and two Republicans, all of them legislative candidates. In South Carolina, the party has its own nominee (not the nominee of any other party) for U.S.… Read more ...

Arkansas Independent Senate Candidate, Trevor Drown, Calls on States to Address Disenfranchisement of Military Voters

d. eris at TPID:

Background: J. Christian Adams writes at Pajamas Media:

the Pentagon announced that it had granted the waiver requests of five states seeking to escape requirements to protect military voters. I have written previously here at PJM that all waiver requests should be denied. Unfortunately, if you are an overseas servicemember from Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington, the protections in the MOVE Act aren’t going to apply to you this year.

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Secretary of State candidate La Pietra (G-MI) on Making Elections Fairer

On The Wilder Side:

John Anthony La Pietra

John Anthony La Pietra

Offers Ideas on Protecting Election Rights, Withdrawing Petition Signatures, and How to Make Elections Fairer and Better for Voters

John Anthony La Pietra, nominated by the Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) as the party’s 2010 candidate for Secretary of State, has posted the first three “position discussion papers” on his campaign Website.… Read more ...