Workers World Party Candidates Condemn Shooting of Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Activists

From Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly at Workers World:

The Moorehead/Lilly 2016 election campaign condemns in the strongest terms the shootings of Black Lives Matter activists at the hands of white supremacists in Minneapolis, Minn., at 10:45 p.m. Nov. 23. This attack happened outside the Fourth Precinct Police Station where a protest was taking place demanding justice for Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old unarmed Black man who was fatally shot in the head by the police on Nov.… Read more ...

Zack Strong: The Spirit of Gratitude

From Zack Strong at the Independent American Party website:

As Thanksgiving approaches, I thought it would be wholly appropriate to share several things for which I am personally thankful. First, however, I want to say a word about the state of our society. Gratitude seems to be a trait which is in rapid decline.… Read more ...

Free and Equal: ‘The Common Thread: ISIS, the War on Drugs and Puppet Politicians’

by James Gurak at (excerpt):

In 1988, the Republican and Democrat parties devised a plan to strong-arm the debates from the unbiased League of Women Voters, establishing the BIPARTISAN Commission on Presidential Debates. This commission was founded by the leaders of both the Republican and Democrat parties with overt intentions to limit the ability of third party or independent candidates to partake.

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Green Party history updated on


Green-Convention-2012The Green Party history section of the party website at has been revised and fully updated.

The history narrative formerly covered only the years through 2000. The new version also covers the 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 presidential campaigns, as well as the Green Party’s successes in several state legislative elections and many local elections across the United States.… Read more ...

Foster Gamble: “A thorough ‘libertarian’ would be a ‘voluntaryist’ or ‘anarchist.'”


Foster Gamble, one of the heirs to the Proctor & Gamble fortune, writer, host and producer of the 2011 documentary THRIVE, and self-described “radical voluntaryist” has published a detailed essay titled, “Defining Politics: Knowing what we are talking about could save our lives” on his Thrive Movement BLOG.  … Read more ...

Independent Candidate Enters Maine’s 2nd District Race

Mike Turcotte

From Jay Field at MPBN News (local NPR affiliate):

Mike Turcotte, an adjunct ethics professor at Eastern Maine Community College, says he’s launching an independent bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.

Turcotte, who ran for state Legislature in 2006, says he will make lowering student loan debt a big focus of his campaign.… Read more ...

Connecticut U.S. House Candidate Takes Part in Rally to End Hunger and Homelessness

From Peter Orvetti at Green Party Watch:

Connecticut’s Torrington Register-Citizen reports that Green Party Fifth District U.S. House candidate Stephanie Piddock was among the participants in the Rally to End Hunger and Homelessness in Torrington on Saturday.

Piddock and other participants toured The Gathering Place, a homeless hospitality center. During the tour, Piddock said, “Eradicating poverty is the most important issue facing society today.… Read more ...

Three Parties Have Already Told Texas they Intend to Petition in 2016

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Texas has a unique law saying a party that is not now on the ballot, but which intends to try to get on the ballot, must notify the Secretary of State at the beginning of any election year. So far, three parties have notified the Texas Secretary of State that they intend to try: (1) the Christian Party; (2) the Modern Whig Party; (3) the Veterans Party.… Read more ...

Reform Party of Virginia Launches Draft Jim Webb 2016 Campaign

Jim Webb

Jim Webb

From the Reform Party of Virginia website:

In the early 1990’s the country was faced with a U.S. congress that was not acting, and a president that seemed detached from the economic hardships many Americans were experiencing.

Gridlock in government prevailed, our national debt and budget deficits seemed to be on an unsustainable path, and the idea of making government work for the people and not the special interests was foreign to all politicians.… Read more ...