Daily Archives: March 2, 2010

Green Party of Pennsylvania elects new steering committee at convention

A press release from the Green Party of Pennsylvania:

Monroeville, PA – On Feb. 21, 2010, the Green Party of Pennsylvania elected
a new Steering Committee for 2010.  I.K. Samways and Katrina Brabham of
Pittsburgh were elected as Chair and Secretary, respectively, while Vivek
Ananthan of Philadelphia was retained as party Treasurer.  … Read more ...

Libertarian Party Radical Caucus plans 2010 Convention Activities

Posted by Morey Straus in LP radicals yahoo group. Reprinted with permission. I added some embedded links. -p

Since people are starting to buy convention packages, I’ve been nudged to get something out there about radical activities at nat con.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working with the help of some co-conspirators to put on an alternative event to the Sunday evening (5/31) Boortz dinner.… Read more ...

Bob Barr: ‘Big Brother wants to track cell phones’

By Bob Barr
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Americans own nearly 300 million cell phones. These ubiquitous electronic devices are used billions of times every day to make phone calls, place orders, locate destinations, pay bills, text messages, read emails, and browse the web. In a single generation, phone books, road maps, and pay phones have been rendered virtually extinct.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: ‘Hooray For Starbucks’

By Chuck Baldwin

The major news media was replete with reports over the weekend that the coffee company, Starbucks, “has no problem with customers packing heat while placing their orders.”

“The coffee giant says it won’t take issue with gun owners who take advantage of ‘open carry’ laws and bring firearms into their restaurant.” (Source: NBC News)

To tell you the truth, I’m not sure why this is even considered “newsworthy.” Perhaps because Starbucks is a Seattle-based company that caters to the “yuppie” crowd?… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Empire, Oligarchy and Democracy’

By Ralph Nader

The twin swelling heads of Empire and Oligarchy are driving our country into an ever-deepening corporate state, wholly incompatible with democracy and the rule of law.

Once again the New York Times offers its readers the evidence. In its February 25, 2010 issue, two page-one stories confirm this relentless deterioration at the expense of so many innocent people.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Upcoming Events

Via LP blog and email:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I’ve been in Austin, Texas the last few days to attend the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance conference. It was a great event, well-attended by Libertarian activists and state chairs from around the country.

I’d like to share a schedule of some Libertarian Party conventions coming up over the next few months.… Read more ...

Foreign Policy Insider Declares Independence from “Intellectually Bankrupt” Democratic-Republican Party

Foreign Policy blogger and political insider David Rothkopf has declared his political independence from Democratic-Republican politics, calling the Democratic and Republican Parties “intellectually bankrupt” and “increasingly irrelevant.”  An excerpt:

When I started this blog, I wrote that I was a Democrat . . . I no longer feel comfortable identifying myself with a political party.

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Illinois Green Party: HB 6000 is the ‘Machine Protection Act’

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

On February 23, Democrats advanced House Bill 6000, which would limit
potential challengers in future aldermanic elections in Chicago.  The
bill significantly raises signature requirements in every ward, and
also gives well-financed, entrenched aldermen a new way to get
opponents thrown off the ballot.… Read more ...