Daily Archives: February 7, 2011

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Lights of Liberty Awards


Dear Friend of Liberty,

Thanks to the generous support of our contributors, we raised around $2,000 last week when we asked for help to buy a teleprompter. We’ll be ordering an affordable model shortly, along with lighting, a podium, and a few other things needed to help us generate good-quality videos.… Read more ...

Adrian Wyllie Seeks Florida Libertarian Party State Chairmanship

Press release:

PALM HARBOR – For decades, the Libertarian Party of Florida has sat on the political sidelines watching the Republicans and Democrats run up the score. But Adrian Wyllie thinks that the LPF has the right philosophy to get in the game, and he has the right plan to level the field.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Time for Democracy in Egypt

Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

Those politically savvy people who thought strongman, Hosni Mubarak would be out before the end of the first week of the Egyptian uprising better rethink the odds. For thirty years Mubarak has developed what can be called a deeply rooted dictatorial regime with regular White House access and annual largesse of some $1.3 billion in military equipment and payroll.… Read more ...

Green Party of Suffolk, NY Celebrates Regaining Ballot Line at its Annual Meeting

On The Wilder Side:

Green Party of SuffolkThe Green Party of Suffolk invites all enrolled Green Party members to come to their annual membership meeting to celebrate regaining their ballot line. The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011. It will start at 12pm at the Stony Brook Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 380 Nicolls Road, E.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch: Poll for GP Prez 2012

At Green Party Watch, there is a poll about potential Green Party Presidential candidates for 2012. The list was created by the website Green Party Watch,  so it is not official. Though, the community of Green Party Watch includes many Green Party leaders and insiders.

On the list are:

Jared Ball (DC)
Rosa Clemente (NY)
Tom Clements (SC)
Howie Hawkins (NY)
Jesse Johnson (WV)
Cynthia McKinney (GA)
Jill Stein (MA)
kat swift (TX)
Laura Wells (CA)
Rich Whitney (IL)

There is also a space to vote for “Another Green Party candidate not listed here”.… Read more ...

Libertarians, Greens, and an independent work to get on Columbus, Ohio city council

Doug Caruso in the Columbus Dispatch, by way of Steve Linnabary in IPR comments, writing about candidates working to get on the ballot in technically nonpartisan Columbus, Ohio city council races (excerpt):

On Saturday morning, Mark Noble, who is leading a slate of three Libertarian Party candidates that includes Bob Bridges and Andrew Ullman, set out in 15-degree weather to seek signatures door to door in Clintonville.

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Liberty for America February 2011 issue is out

George Phillies’ Liberty for America has come out with a February 2011 issue, which can be read in full at the second link.

The headlines, some of which have been already posted as IPR stories, and others which may or may not in the coming days:

LSLA Meeting Cancelled
LP Oregon Sets State Convention
New Hampshire Liberty Forum Cancelled
LP California Sets State Convention
Libertarian State Parties Raise Federal Money
Assange News Even Better Than Previously Reported
Massachusetts Circulates Newsletter
Rhode Island Party Starts Issuing Press Releases
LNC Receives Proposed Budget
LNC Seemingly Violates By-laws, Lets ExComm Appoint New Treasurer
Knedler Appointed to LNC ExComm
Can He Actually Stop With One?
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Lee Wrights: Who rules Egypt is none of our business

by R. Lee Wrights

“They who sow the wind will reap the whirlwind.” (Hosea 8:7)

BURNET, Texas (Feb. 7) –During the Cold War the United States supported a host of corrupt dictators who oppressed, brutalized, imprisoned, tortured, and murdered their own citizens. In the name of protecting us from the monster in the closet, monolithic communism, a succession of American presidents, both Democrats and Republicans, promoted a foreign policy that knowingly and willingly sacrificed the liberty of other people in order to secure a false sense of safety for Americans.… Read more ...