Daily Archives: April 12, 2009

Communist Party USA Chair Sam Webb Speaks at Colorado Conference

From People’s Weekly World, via CPUSA website

BOULDER, Colorado -– Some may call it Conference-a-palooza. Film critic Roger Ebert calls it “The Conference on Everything Conceivable.” But its more conventional name is “The Conference on World Affairs” and it’s hosted by The University of Colorado.

It’s a cherished tradition in this Rocky Mountain town.… Read more ...

Homeland Security Document Targets Most Conservatives and Libertarians in The Country

The Department of Homeland Security has a new report called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Environment Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” It contains the following definition of right-wing extremism:

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.

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Chuck Baldwin: ‘States, Not Washington, D.C., Need Our Attention’

In a March 20 article at ChuckBaldwinLive.com, 2008 Constitution Party Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin writes, in part,

It seems that most everyone focuses his or her attention on what is happening in Washington, D.C. People don’t seem to get excited about politics until a national election rolls around or unless the President makes some startling announcement.

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Peace and Freedom Party: Conspiracy behind Conspiracy Theories?

Article by Bob Maschi at http://peaceandfreedom.org reposted to IPR by Paulie.

A ‘conspiracy’ is a bad thing. It can be, depending on who is actually involved, seditious, evil, treasonous, fraudulent and, perhaps least of all, illegal. It implies a well-coordinated plot to manipulate circumstances for the betterment of an elite few while victimizing the innocent.

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Socialist Party USA Participates in Wall Street Demonstrations

Posted at The Socialist Webzine. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

Socialist Party USA members took part in two mobilizations on Wall Street to protest against the financial crisis and the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thousands participated in these events as popular anger over capitalism’s endless cycles of economic crisis and war continues to build.Read more ...

Libertarian Party more than halfway towards 2009 online fundraising goal

As of this writing, the fundraising ticker at LP.org shows $104,740 has been raised towards the 2009 goal of $200,900 from online donations.

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Independent Mayor Bloomberg of NYC appears to cinch Republican nomination

Ballot Access News reports:

According to an article in the New York Daily News of April 11, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has now secured the support of the county chair of the Bronx Borough Republican Party. New York election laws permit an independent (or a member of another party) to run in a party primary for Mayor of New York City, if that candidate gets permission to run from 3 of the 5 boroughs of the city.

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Ralph Nader: ‘CPAs MIA’

By Ralph Nader

Where were the giant accounting firms, the CPAs, and the rest of the accounting profession while the Wall Street towers of fraud, deception and cover-ups were fracturing our economy, looting and draining trillions of dollars of other peoples’ money?

This is the licensed profession that is paid to exercise independent judgment with independent standards to give investors, pension funds, mutual funds, and the rest of the financial world accurate descriptions of corporate financial realities.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: The lights are on, but nobody’s home

Posted at LP.org by Donny Ferguson. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

The Obama administration, convinced that lightbulbs and other uses of energy are destroying the planet, is considering imposing $646 billion in new "light switch" taxes on Americans to drive up utility bills and force people to use less electricity.  The American Council for Capital Formation, using the Energy Department’s own forecasting models, finds so-called "cap and trade" legislation will not only increase the price of electrity by as much as 129% by 2030, but eliminate between three and four million jobs by 2030.… Read more ...

Examiner publishes Jason Pye op-ed about third parties and ballot access

The full piece by Jason Pye is worth reading. It can be found: here.

(excerpt from) The Examiner
So, you want a third party?
Jason Pye / April 11, 2009

Last week during a speech at a Missouri college, Newt Gingrich said that conservative Republicans may break away and form a third party:

“[Gingrich] predicted the rise of a third party by 2012 if Republicans don’t get their act together.

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