Stein: Social justice is part of “climate conversation”

Julie Dermansky of DeSmogBlog spoke with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein about climate change and social justice 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.

In the four-minute segment, Stein said, “You can’t leave social justice out of the climate conversation in New Orleans or anywhere. We must meet human needs at the same time we meet ecological needs.… Read more ...

Bruce Majors: Don’t Trust Obama on Iran

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From Bruce Majors, who ran as a Libertarian for Mayor of Washington DC writes:

After seven years of seeing Obama in action, why would anyone, including libertarians, give Obama the benefit of the doubt about anything, including the Iran deal?

The Iran deal, the details of which few of its defenders actually discuss, and which the Obama regime didn’t want to let anyone see until after it was all signed, sealed, and delivered, has three substantive aspects: 1) Giving the Iranian regime and other Iranian entities over $100 billion is assets that have been frozen in foreign financial institutions, 2) ending economic sanctions against Iran, and 3) creating a program for inspecting Iranian nuclear industries to ensure they are not being used for weapons production.… Read more ...

Maine Greens re-elect secretary, name Rensenbrink to national committee

MaineGreensThe Maine Green Independent Party “has re-elected Sam Chandler, who ran for the Maine House in Portland’s District 36 in 2014, as its secretary,” The Bangor Daily News reports. Chandler “co-chairs Patricia Jackson and Gil Harris, as well as treasurer Mako Bates on the party’s executive committee.”

In addition, the Greens named John Rensenbrink, “who was instrumental in founding the party, to a one-year term on the national Green Party committee and the Green Party International Committee.… Read more ...

Examiner.com: Democrat and Republican Revolt Could Benefit Libertarians in 2016

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Examiner.com:

With both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party in disarray with respect to presidential candidates, it could be the crack in the door needed for a Libertarian Party presidential nominee to succeed. Republicans have tired of the establishment, causing outsider Donald Trump to advance strongly in the polls.Read more ...

September 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 ...

LP blog: Speaking opportunity for 2016 LP Presidential candidates


LP.org blog:

The North and South Dakota Libertarian Party convention will be held on Saturday, November 7 in Mandan, North Dakota.

Any 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential candidate, and anyone considering running for the LP Presidential nomination who attends the convention will be given a chance to address the group.

If you are a candidate or possible candidate for the 2016 LP Presidential nomination and would like to attend the convention, contact North Dakota LP chair Roland Riemers at riemers@yahoo.com or (701) 317-1803.… Read more ...

Lily Tang Williams in FreedomWorks Interview: “Whoever lived under communism will tell you, it really sucks”

Interview with Lily Tang Williams on the “American Dream Panel” from FreedomFest on her experiences as a Chinese immigrant and why she left the Republican Party for the Libertarian Party. Williams is State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and State Director of Colorado for Our America Initiative. Also appearing is Bert Dohmen, President and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Inc.… Read more ...

Libertarian 2016 presidential nomination poll: NOTA beating current field, Johnson overwhelming front-runner when included

From Examiner.com’s Karl Dickey:

Yesterday, August 30, 2015, the Palm Beach Free Press conducted an online poll of mostly Libertarian and independent voters to see where they stood on the 2016 presidential election. The conclusion was that the most likely of voters either do not know the officially announced Libertarian Party presidential candidates well enough or would prefer to vote “None of the Above” (NOTA) than for the candidates currently in the running.

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Jacob G. Hornberger: There is only one libertarian position on immigration

From Jacob G. Hornberger,  who ran in 2000 for the Libertarian Party Presidential nomination and as an independent in 2002 for the US Senate in Virginia:

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There is a common perception that there are two alternative libertarian positions on immigration: government-controlled borders and open borders.

Nothing could be further from the truth.Read more ...