Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Alaska Holds Contested Primary for Libertarian, Alaskan Independence Parties

Ballot Access News:

Alaska held primaries on August 19. For U.S. Senate, three Libertarians appeared on the ballot, and two members of the Alaskan Independence Party appeared on the ballot. Here is a link to the unofficial returns.

The vote for the three Libertarians was: Thom M. Walker 2,588; Mark S.… Read more ...

Seven Candidates Likely to be on New York November Ballot for Governor

From Ballot Access News:

August 19 is the petition deadline for New York independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for state office. Here is a link to the petitions filed for the November ballot. It seems likely that there will be seven candidates on the November ballot for Governor: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo; Republican Rob Astorino Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins; Libertarian Michael McDermott; the nominee of the Sapient Party, Steven Cohn; Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party; and Michael Carey of the Life & Justice Party..… Read more ...

Kentucky Libertarian U.S. Senate Petition Has Enough Valid Signatures; Polling at 7%

Ballot Access News:

On August 12, the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office determined that the Libertarian Party U.S. Senate petition in Kentucky has enough valid signatures. This is the first time any unqualified party has completed a U.S. Senate petition in Kentucky since 1978, when the American Party petitioned for U.S.

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Prohibition Party Chairman to Run for President

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Rev. Greg Seltzer, the national chairman of the Prohibition Party has announced he will seek the party’s 2016 nomination for president at its convention next year.  He has asked longtime activist and former Thompson Township, Fulton County, PA Tax Assessor Jim Hedges to be his running mate.

Seltzer is a retired history professor from Maryland who currently works as a Presbyterian Minister.… Read more ...

Zack Strong: Do the Right Thing, No Matter What

Zack Strong is the Independent American Party’s candidate for U.S. House in Utah’s 3rd District, and is the party’s Issues Committee Coordinator. The following was posted to the IAP website:

One of the most damnable practices of our time is to shy away from doing the morally right thing for fear of becoming unpopular.… Read more ...

Independent American Party to Sue Utah Debate Commission

From the party’s website:

The Utah Debate Commission (or “UDC”) is sponsoring a series of debates in September and October including candidates for Utah’s four congressional districts and attorney general. The debates will be hosted at publicly funded universities, with the exception of one debate that will be hosted by BYU.… Read more ...

Socialist Worker (UK): Anti-fascists can be proud of getting rid of Nick Griffin

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socialistworker.co.uk:

Unite Against Fascism protesters outside the BBC in 2009, when Nick Griffin was invited to speak on Question Time (Pic: Guy Smallman)

The removal of Nick Griffin as leader of the British National Party (BNP) comes after years of defeats for the Nazis.

His ousting is a victory for anti-fascists who in their thousands relentlessly campaigned against the BNP around the country, often facing police brutality on protests.

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Opposition News: Only 3 of 16 American Opposition Parties Support Israel

Based on party announcements, press releases and official platforms, Opposition News has compiled a list showing where each of America’s 16 opposition political parties stands on the Israel-Palestine issue.

Libertarian Party – neutral (non-intervention)

‘American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements.… Read more ...

Rose City Antifascists: ‘Meet the Oregon Chapter of the American Freedom Party’

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Rose City Antifa has a two-part expose of the American Freedom Party (former names: American Third Position, and before that Golden State Party) in Oregon:

Part One

Part Two

A few excerpts:

The American Freedom Party (AFP) is a nationwide white supremacist organization that markets itself as an upstanding, family-friendly, and nonviolent political party by portraying white people as an oppressed group, and themselves as an advocacy organization similar to the NAACP.

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J.L. Mealer on Education for Arizona

http://jlmealer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/NCAC.pdf

From http://jlmealer.com/education

Recently, the term differentiated instruction [NCAC] was brought to my attention by a very qualified *dual Ph.D grossly underpaid teacher in my local district. She’s a rancher and one of the “real people” the TV interviewers rarely pick up in regards to education discussions. I realized that she was handing me the very discussion I was trying to explain.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Indy Mealer, LP Hess Want Invite to AZ Gov Debates

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While six Republican candidates for Arizona Governor debated each other on television on Monday, two opposition candidates ramped up their campaign to be included in the coming General Election debates. John Mealer is the Independent Constitutionalist candidate running on the Americans Elect party line. Barry Hess is the Libertarian Party nominee and a second-time candidate for Arizona Governor.… Read more ...

Cody Quirk: Why I Failed To Unite the ‘Constitutional Right’

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This was sent to me from the author for publication here.

Why I failed to Unite the ‘Constitutional Right’

July 23, 2014 

by Cody Quirk

Sadly, as the title implies, this is going to be my last editorial on this subject for years to come, and for good reason.

I was not the first to attempt this great feat in American minor-party politics, though I certainly got farther then most of the previous attempts, and yet for several important reasons; I have failed to unify the ‘right-wing’ (or as some may call the “far-right”) of the minor-party spectrum.… Read more ...