Socialist Equality Party: The Assault on Gaza – A Historic Crime

By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey:

At least 100 Palestinians were killed Sunday as Israel escalated its savage land, sea and air attack on Gaza. In a single neighborhood on the east side of Gaza City, Shejaiya, Israeli bombs and artillery shells killed at least 62 people and wounded nearly 300 others.… Read more ...

Robert Sarvis: Mark Warner Fails Voters on Civil Liberties, Privacy

Statement by Robert Sarvis, Libertarian for U.S. Senate in Virginia, reposted to the Augusta Free Press:

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 12-3 to advance the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S. 2588), an updated version of the infamous CISPA legislation that was shelved when a broad coalition of libertarian, progressive, and conservative activists and groups came out to oppose it.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation: Ukraine Air Disaster – Behind the Propaganda Blitz

By Gloria La Riva

Without hesitation, without waiting for an investigation into the tragic disaster of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the U.S. government immediately laid full responsibility on Russia.

U.S. imperialism is taking advantage of the terrible tragedy to exacerbate its current hostilities against Russia and to deepen the crisis in Ukraine.… Read more ...

The Socialist: Will Capitalism Survive its Growing Wealth Gap?

By David Keil:

The Occupy movement that started in 2011 focused attention on the gap between the “1 percent,” who hold most wealth and power, and the “99 percent” who don’t. A book by Thomas Piketty, the French economist, has provided data and proposals to continue and to focus this discussion.… Read more ...

Libertarian to Paul Ryan: Former Del. Buckley is “Real Republican” for WV Sen, Not Shelley Moore Capito

From a Press Release reposted to Huntington News:

Fmr. Del. John Buckley,Libertarian Party candidate in the three-way contest for United States Senate, noted today that his political positions are closer to the small government grassroots of the Republican Party than his GOP opponent’s, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.

“If the label ‘Republican’ means anything substantively, then I’m the real ‘Republican’ in the race for Senate,” Buckley declared.… Read more ...

Socialist Action: Israel Out of Gaza! Justice for Palestine!

By Michael Schreiber:

As we go to press on July 17, Israel has undertaken a ground invasion of the beleaguered Palestinian enclave of Gaza. Naval gunships, drones, helicopters, and F-16 fighters have kept up a constant bombardment of the territory to accompany the assault by infantry and tanks. Israel has called up at least 50,000 soldiers for the operation.… Read more ...

ABC News: White House Party Crasher Now Trying to Crash Virginia Congressional Race

By Scott Wilson

Notorious White House party crasher Tareq Salahi is back – and this time he’s found another high-profile event to barge into: the race for Virginia’s 7th congressional district.

Salahi told ABC News that he is planning to jump into the race and face off against Republican candidate Dave Brat who won a surprise primary victory against former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.… Read more ...

Illinois Libertarians Likely to Survive Challenge to Statewide Petition; Constitution, Green Parties Likely to Fail

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Posted July 17

For the last four days, the Illinois State Board of Elections has been adjudicating the challenge for the statewide Libertarian Party petition, and also the statewide Constitution Party petition. The state requires 25,000 signatures. Libertarians turned in more than 43,000, and with the process two-thirds done, 44% of the challenged 23,000 signatures have been ruled valid.

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New blog covering alternative parties and independents: American Third Party Report

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Posted July 16 at http://amthirdpartyreport.wordpress.com:

Starting today, we, the American Third Party Report (ATPR), are covering news and views relating to political parties in the United States that AREN’T the Democrats or the GOP. We seek to be an alternative to the Independent Political Report (IPR), to which I was a contributor from January 2013 until July 8, 2014.

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