Daily Archives: December 9, 2010

Ben Chipman, elected independent and Green activist, will be on IPR Radio Tues. Dec 14th at 8 PM EST

I, Ross Levin will be interviewing Ben Chipman, who was elected to the Maine state house of representatives in the 2010 election. Chipman has been a Green Party activist for a long time, including being an aide to Maine’s only former Green state legislator and a member of the Portland Charter Commission.… Read more ...

IPR meatspace meetup, DC area and other news

Tentatively scheduled IPR meatspace meetup, DC area Saturday at 8 PM. If anyone in the area wants to get together give me a call at 415-690-6352. I’m thinking either the Brickskeller in DC or the Swahili Village Cafe in Beltsville, MD.

Speaking of the DC area, from the LP blog/Monday message:

The Libertarian Party of Maryland recently embarked on an emergency petition drive that must be completed by December 31.

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Green Party: Attacks on Wikileaks threaten freedom of the press, enable government officials to commit crimes with impunity

Thank you to my co-blogger at onthewilderside for the story:

From a Green Party press release:

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Green Party leaders called the attacks on Wikileaks by the US government a direct and deliberate assault on the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of the press.

“The war on Wikileaks may set a precedent for the treatment of journalists who expose government wrong-doing,” said Carl Romanelli of the Pennsylvania Green Party.… Read more ...

Bernie Sanders rallies activists to sink Obama’s tax compromise: Article and video

(excerpt from) Huffington Post
Bernie Sanders Rallies Activists To Sink Obama’s Tax Compromise
December 8, 2010

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told thousands of Americans that if Republicans “run over us now, there is no stopping these guys,” and called on activists across the country to sink Obama’s tax cut compromise.

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