Monthly Archives: July 2011

United States Pirate Party: The Current State of Affairs

Source:   US Pirate Party (from e-mail sent to Ryan Brennan, editor & webmaster of,  July 23, 2011)

The United States Pirate Party (USPP) has finalized the election of Party officers in an open election held July 14, 2011.

The election was delayed due to several reasons including a recent malware attack on the webservers hosting the official Party’s website ( and the apparent absence of several former officers.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: The manufacture and manipulation of fear

“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.

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Oregon City Commissioner James Nicita, a registered Green, ‘faces recall effort’ over opposition to a new mall

The full story can be read here, below is an excerpt.

Parks has 90 days to collect 1,742 valid signatures from registered voters. If the recall petition is certified, a special election would be held by the end of the year.

CenterCal Properties, which had worked on the mall project and was negotiating an agreement with the city’s Urban Renewal Commission, pulled the plug on the project last month.

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NY: Suffolk County Independence Party ignores local choice

Full story at: The East Hampton Star
Independence Reversal
County party ignores local choice; Cohen out

by Alex De Havenon / July 21, 2011

In a move the chairwoman of its local [East Hampton] chapter, Elaine Jones, characterized as a “back room deal,” Zachary Cohen has been replaced by Bill Wilkinson [registered Republican] as the Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town Supervisor.

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LP Blog: Freedom Fest Recap 2011

See the article here

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Carlos A Rodriguez-Freedom Fest: Does it live up to the hype?

FREEDOM FEST: Does it live up to the hype?

This was my second year in a row attending Freedomfest in Las Vegas, Nevada.. The conference which bills itself as the “world’s largest gathering of free minds” is held yearly in mid July in Bally’s on the strip. Last year, I attended as candidate for Congress and had an amazing time meeting libertarian titans such as David Nolan (R.I.P.), Steve Forbes, & Peter Schiff.… Read more ...

Constitution Party National Conference Call on 21 July 11

Topic: 2012 National Convention
Date: Thursday, July 21
Time: 8:30 PM Eastern Time
Conference Dial-in Number: (218) 862-1000
Participant Access Code: (e-mail me at if you want the code)

Please join us on the evening of July 21, 2011 for an informative presentation concerning the 2012 Constitution Party National Convention which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee April 18-21, 2012.… Read more ...

In NY: Socialist Workers Party submits signatures for special election for Congress

Thanks to Ballot Access News for this story:

Socialist Workers Party Submits 7,080 Signatures in Special New York U.S. House Race
July 16th, 2011

On July 13, the Socialist Workers Party submitted 7,080 signatures to place its nominee for U.S. House on the ballot in New York’s special election set for September 13.

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Former Libertarian VP Candidate Art Olivier Calls for New Approach to 9/11

This letter was sent to me by Art Olivier for the purpose of posting it here on IPR.

Discussing foreign policy at Case Western University during the 2000 presidential campaign, I said, “It is not a question of if America would suffer a major terrorist attack because of our intervention in foreign affairs, but when we would be hit.” So when I first heard the slogan after 9/11 “they hate us for our freedom” it sounded absurd.… Read more ...

Press Release: A3P Demands More Action Against “Flash Mobs”

I came across this press release at the site that is hosting the Max Riekse interview.

July 19, 2011

For Immediate Release

Contact: William D. Johnson, Chairman
American Third Position Political Party

Tel: (561) 351-4424


Web site:

American Third Position Demands More Action Against “Flash Mobs”
Vicious Mob Assaults Targeting White Americans Must Cease

Social media technology is being used to plan and organize “flash mobs” and “flash robs” by groups of young teenagers.… Read more ...

Interview With Max Riekse: the First Declared Presidential Candidate of the Citizens Party

Robert Stark interviews Max Riekse [pronounced RICK-see], the first declared Presidential candidate of the Citizens Party. This bio is from the broadcast web site:

Max Rieske is an American nationalist, populist, and America-Firster from Western Michigan. He served as a military intelligence officer in the US Army in Vietnam, and later as a public school teacher.… Read more ...

At state meeting, nuclear expert piques Illinois Greens’ concerns about nuclear power

From the NBC affiliate WREX:

ROCKFORD (WREX) -The Illinois Green Party wants people to be more aware of the dangers of nuclear energy.

Director of Nuclear Energy Information Service Chicago Dave Kraft says residents and lawmakers should be concerned because Illinois has four reactors the same type and vintage as the ones in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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