Monthly Archives: September 2011

National Organizing Committe Founding Conference, December 9-11 in San Francisco

Kevin Akin at PeaceAndFreedom.org:

The following invitation was first circulated to interested organizations and individuals on September 11. Please visit noc2012.org for more information.

Dear Friends,

The National Organizing Committee invites you to participate in the founding conference of a coalition intended to provide a Left political presence in the 2012 election cycle.… Read more ...

Update on Libertarian Bylaws Committee Survey

Email from Dan Karlan:

Dear fellow Libertarian,

Last week I asked you to help our Party by providing feedback on the Bylaws Committee’s recently adopted recommendations.

The response has been very encouraging! I especially want to thank the 768 of you so far that have invested considerable time to share your thoughts and provide invaluable feedback.… Read more ...

Reform Party: Party Building Conference Announced

ReformParty.org:

PARTY BUILDING CONFERENCE

I want YOU to join us in a nation-wide event the weekend of October 21st at the Merrell Institute on Long Island, New York!

The event will be two and a half days of learning how YOU can stop the bipolar left-right gridlock that has gripped our nation, learning about current issues, getting to know your fellow Reformers and learning how to participate and be effective.  This event is open to ALL REFORMERS and centrists from across the country including individuals who are not party members. 

The Dates:

Registration will start the morning of Friday, October 21st.  Events will run from noon Friday, October 21st through noon Sunday October 23rd.… Read more ...

State Green Parties sponsor and host ‘No Nukes Tour: Organize the South!’, October 3 to 8 in southern states

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Parties in several states are co-sponsoring and hosting a ‘No Nukes Tour’ of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida from Monday, October 3, to Saturday, October 8.

The No Nukes Tour, with the slogan “Organize the South!”, will feature Green activist and candidate Howie Hawkins.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: The Obama Enemies List- Are You Next?

Opinion column posted at LP.org blog:

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

Be careful. Be very careful. Obama sees the world as “us versus them.” And he seems to always be trying to punish “them.” If you didn’t vote for Obama, look out — it’s clear that he’s going to try to even the score.… Read more ...

Green Party endorses, joins ‘October 2011’ protest against the endless wars, 2012 austerity budget

Greens call for an end to the Bush-Obama post-9/11 decade of wars without end, bloated military budgets, skyrocketing hate crimes against Muslims in the US, torture and other abuses of power

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Green leaders available to speak on peace, foreign policy, and domestic issues http://www.gp.org/speakers/subjects.php

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States has endorsed the “October 2011″ protests and other events marking the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget.… Read more ...

LP blog/poll: Are Libertarians too extreme?

Latest poll at LP.org:

http://www.lp.org/poll/which-one-of-the-following-libertarian-positions-strikes-you-the-most-as-being-too-extreme

Which one of the following Libertarian positions strikes you the most as being “too extreme”?:

-Ending prohibition of marijuana.

-Ending the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

-Cutting government spending across the board.

-Cutting taxes.

-I think all of the above positions are too extreme.

-I don’t think any of the above positions are too extreme.… Read more ...

Wes Benedict engaged to marry, leaving as LP Executive Director at end of year

Memo from Wes Benedict to LNC and LP Headquarters staff:


This letter is my notice of resignation from the position of Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee, Inc. My last day will be December 31, 2011. That is when my current contract ends. I started on July 17, 2009.

Our contract requires a 30 day notice of resignation.… Read more ...

Bloomberg Blasts Obama “Class War” rhetoric, Plugs Americans Elect

Newsmax.com reported on September 25 that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has blasted Warrent Buffett for calling on higher taxes on the wealthy. According to Newsmax, Mayor Bloomberg told David Gregory on “Meet the Press” that he is not impressed by President Obama’s class war tactics, including Warren Buffett’s claim that he is not paying enough taxes.… Read more ...

Watson: “Former Governor Calls For Paul-Ventura Ticket”

Paul Watson reports at infowars.com that Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has sensationally called for Ron Paul to quit the Republican Party in order to form a Paul-Ventura libertarian ticket that can take on the establishment candidates in the race for the White House in 2012.

“Ron Paul can win, all you’ve got to do is activate and get the silent voters out to vote,” Ventura told the Alex Jones Show, adding that a Ron Paul-Ventura Libertarian ticket would create “incredible excitement”.… Read more ...

LP blog: Ponzi on the Potomac by Steve Stanek of the Heartland Institute

Steve Stanek of the Heartland Institute reposted by Mark Hinkle at LP blog:

Ida May Fuller worked as a schoolteacher and secretary during her long life – a life without marriage, children, political power or business influence yet a life that achieved one of the greatest returns on investment in American history.… Read more ...