Libertarian Party of Nevada- BREAKING: Cuban libertarian activists sent to the Gulag!

Via Original Press Release here

The civil rights and human rights case regarding the two jailed Cuban libertarian activists just took a dark turn. As of this afternoon, Mises Cuba reports that Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez Visea are incarcerated in Cuba’s infamous Melena II prison. Various human rights groups have documented conditions at Melena II, and it’s Cuba’s equivalent of the Gulag in Soviet Russia and the labor camps in North Korea.… Read more ...

FOX 13: State dissolves Independent Party of Florida

TAMPA (FOX 13) – Hundreds of thousands of voters registered with the Independent Party of Florida started receiving letters this week notifying them that their political party has disbanded. The move has left the party founder, Ernie Bach of Largo, furious with what he considers an over-reaction by the Florida Division of Elections.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: ‘Take a righteous stand against Trump’s police-state deportation orders’

The Freedom Socialist Party denounces Donald Trump’s Feb. 21 outrageous, inhumane deportation orders, commits itself to defend immigrants of whatever status in every way possible, and urges others to do the same.

Trump directed these orders to be enforced against any and all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants that federal agents or local authorities round up or merely encounter.… Read more ...

Caryn Ann Harlos: ‘Find what you love, and let it kill you’

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Libertopia cartoons recently had the privilege to talk with the creative and talented Caryn Ann Harlos, the Region 1 Representative of the Libertarian National Committee (amongst many other things, which can be read about in more detail below). As well as a unique and influential voice within the libertarian community as a whole, Caryn has also been known to visit our growing community here at Libertopia on more than one occasion.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Historical Preservation Committee Appointed

The ad hoc LP Historical Preservation Committee has been formally constituted comprising Caryn Ann Harlos (Chair), Joe Buchman, Joe Dehn, Ed Fochler, and James Gholston. The scope of the Committee is to begin an electronic archive of Party history records and to maintain and administer LPedia.org for the purpose of same.… Read more ...

Arvin Vohra: Freedom and Irresponsibility

By Arvin Vohra, Vice Chair, Libertarian National Committee via FB:

How does real libertarianism, which is freedom + responsibility, address buying a computer? Simple: you can buy whatever computer you want, as long as you pay for it.

It isn’t, “You get to buy whatever computer you want, and then taxpayers have to pay for it.” That would be freedom + irresponsibility.… Read more ...

Green Party: Secretary of State DeVos’s school privatization schemes are bipartisan: Democrats promoted and enacted the same ‘reforms’

Green Party supports public schools, calls on communities to resist charter schools, vouchers, and other programs designed to dismantle public education

WASHINGTON, D.C.Green Party leaders said today that outrage over Senate’s confirmation of patently unqualified Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education was entirely justified — but the outrage should also be directed at Democratic Party leaders, including ex-President Obama, who worked to enact the same school privatization schemes favored by Ms.… Read more ...

Thanks to IPR readers for 300,000 comments

Thank you to IPR readers for 300,000 approved comments on over 17,000 posts since May 20, 2008. Comment #300k is here. Although the pace has slowed down somewhat recently, we are hoping to make IPR great again. If you are lurking please don’t hesitate to jump in, and if you are interested in joining our all-volunteer writing/posting team please let us know.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: The Left-Right Paradigm Is Back

http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin948.htm:

Before the campaign and election of Donald Trump, the left-right paradigm was on life support. People were as sick of Republicans such as Jeb Bush as they were of Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. But the election of Donald Trump has resurrected the left-right paradigm BIG TIME.

Ever since Trump won the Republican nomination–and even more so since he won the general election–it seems we are right back to the old Republican vs.Read more ...

February 2017 Open Thread

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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 ...

The Freenauts Release a Song and Video Called “Third Party Girl”

Here is the link to the article which features the above video: EastOrlandoPost Read more ...

VinePair Magazine Interviews Three Prohibition Party Leaders

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

VinePair is a publication that celebrates the beverage alcohol experience. It has an interview with three leaders of the Prohibition Party here.

From the article cited, written by Nick Hines:

To be fair, the Prohibition Party was far from a major contender. It only received a total of 5,525 votes.… Read more ...