Daily Archives: September 19, 2009

Socialist Workers candidates hold rally in New York City

Socialist Workers Party candidates in New York City held a campaign rally on health care, the economy, and foreign policy issues on September 11, The Militant reports. Mayoral candidate Dan Fein “spoke about why the economic depression is not ending but just beginning” and Manhattan borough president candidate Tom Baumann “spoke out against Washington’s wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.”

Public advocate candidate Maura DeLuca said the party is “campaigning for ‘guaranteed lifetime medical care for everyone.'” Addressing allegations that President Obama plans to create “death panels” in his health coverage plan, DeLuca said, “There is nothing new in this.… Read more ...

Texas Libertarians on statewide recruitment tour

The Kerrville Daily Times of Texas reports, “Libertarian Party of Texas officials, currently on a three-month, 24-city recruitment tour,” visited Kerrville on Saturday “to garner local candidates and support prior to the 2010 elections.” The state LP is running a “four-part action plan known as Project GROW (gather, recruit, organize, win), meant to expand the party’s presence in the Lone Star State and at every governmental level.” LP Texas Executive Director Robert Butler said, “It’s time to stop complaining about politics as usual.… Read more ...

Liberty For America: ‘Where your money went — LNC July’

Posted at GoldAmericaGroup.

Forwarder forwards from LibertyForAmerica Magazine: The LNC “August” filing, covering its expenditures in July, show for the month that the LNC raised $75,461, bringing its total for the year to $632,319. For the same month, the LNC spent $84,192, giving it a total of $609,124 in spending for the year.… Read more ...

Bob Barr: Say Hello to “Fannie Travel”

By Bob Barr
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Last Wednesday, September 9th, the US Senate moved off the front burner issues such as record deficits, rising American casualties in Afghanistan, and the Obama Administration’s plan to take control of America’s health care. These matters were cast aside temporarily in favor of taking up and passing the “Travel Promotion Act of 2009.” This legislation, which is also pending in the House of Representatives, sets up yet another bureaucracy, this time as an officially-sanctioned “independent non-profit corporation” — the “Corporation for Travel Promotion.” This new bureaucracy would be directed to “counter and correct misperceptions regarding US entry policy [whatever that means] and promote US travel.” Reflecting the prevailing Washington view that “two bureaucracies are always better than one,” the bill also would set up a new office within the Department of Commerce to similarly “promote” travel to the US.… Read more ...

PSL: U.S.-supported Pakistani military tortures, murders

By: Enrique Vasquez

As Pakistan’s government continues its full-scale offensive in the northwest of the country, there have been reports of hundreds of bodies dumped on the streets. Bodies have been found with torture marks and a bullet to the neck or head.

Aftab Ahmed Sherpao, a senior politician from the Swat Valley region and a former interior minister said, “There have been reports of extrajudicial killings by the military that are of concern.… Read more ...

Wayne Root’s ‘Conscience of a Libertarian’ Endorsed by Judge Andrew Napolitano of FOX News Channel and FOX News Radio

Posted at RootForAmerica.com:

“Wayne Allyn Root (WAR) means business. In “The Conscience of a Libertarian,” he is declaring WAR on big government, big spending, big taxes, big unions, big business, arrogant career politicians, lawyers, lobbyists, and the media elite. What a refreshing change to read the words and ideas of a small businessman, homeschool dad, son of a butcher, and citizen statesman.… Read more ...

Socialist WebZine: Christianity and Socialism

Socialist Webzine
by Rev. John Tamilio III, Ph.D. Candidate

The nonprofit, nonpartisan religious organization Sojourners, founded by Jim Wallis (of God’s Politics fame), circulated a bumper sticker and hosted an on-line petition during the 2004 campaign under the mantra God is not a Republican…or a Democrat. That’s true. God may be a Socialist, though — at least Jesus of Nazareth was.

Read more ...

Joe Kennedy declares for US Senate in Massachusetts

As previously reported at IPR, Joe Kennedy was looking at running for US Senate in Massachusetts, and he has now declared:

My name is Joe Kennedy and I am running as an Independent to fill the open Senate seat for the State of Massachusetts in the special election. I have created this site to inform you of my views and to garner your support.

Read more ...

Socialist Webzine: Commemorating Upton Sinclair – Born September 20, 1878

Posted at Socialist Webzine:

from Wikipedia

Upton Sinclair, Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning prolific American author who wrote over 90 books in many genres. He achieved considerable popularity in the first half of the 20th century, gaining particular fame for his 1906 muckraking novel The Jungle.… Read more ...

Constitution Day Message From Constitution Party National Committee Chairman Jim Clymer

Posted at http://www.constitutionparty.com/news.php?aid=1082:

On September 17, 1787 the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 brave patriots who changed the course of history. Their commitment to freedom birthed a form of government designed to secure liberty. Never before was such a bold and blessed experiment attempted. Let us make a renewed commitment to honor our country by working to restore government to its Constitutional foundations.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Libertarians Win Presidential Substitution Case in U.S. District Court

Ballot Access News:

On September 18, the Massachusetts Libertarian Party won its 2008 case on presidential substitution. The decision was not surprising, because the same court had granted injunctive relief last year. The issue is whether an unqualified party can use a stand-in presidential candidate on its petition, if it is circulating its petition before it knows who its actual presidential candidate will be.… Read more ...

Oregon Peace Party Changes Its Name to Progressive Party

Ballot Access News reports:

The Peace Party became a ballot-qualified party in 2008 in Oregon. It was formed for the purpose of placing Ralph Nader on the ballot in Oregon. At the time, it was significantly easier to qualify a new party in Oregon than to get an independent candidate on the ballot (thanks to good legislative action in 2009, the independent procedures are now easier than they had been in 2008).… Read more ...