Author Archives: Caryn Ann Harlos

About Caryn Ann Harlos

Caryn Ann Harlos is a paralegal residing in Castle Rock, Colorado and presently serving as the Communications Director for the Libertarian Party of Colorado, Colorado State Coordinator for the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus, as well as Region 1 Representative on the Libertarian National Committee. Articles posted should NOT be considered the opinions of the LPCO, LPRC, or LNC nor always those of Caryn Ann Harlos personally. Caryn Ann's goal is to provide information on items of interest and (sometimes) controversy about the Libertarian Party and minor parties in general not to necessarily endorse the contents.

Libertarian Party of Nevada- BREAKING: Cuban libertarian activists sent to the Gulag!

Via Original Press Release here

The civil rights and human rights case regarding the two jailed Cuban libertarian activists just took a dark turn. As of this afternoon, Mises Cuba reports that Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez Visea are incarcerated in Cuba’s infamous Melena II prison. Various human rights groups have documented conditions at Melena II, and it’s Cuba’s equivalent of the Gulag in Soviet Russia and the labor camps in North Korea.… Read more ...

FOX 13: State dissolves Independent Party of Florida

TAMPA (FOX 13) – Hundreds of thousands of voters registered with the Independent Party of Florida started receiving letters this week notifying them that their political party has disbanded. The move has left the party founder, Ernie Bach of Largo, furious with what he considers an over-reaction by the Florida Division of Elections.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: ‘Take a righteous stand against Trump’s police-state deportation orders’

The Freedom Socialist Party denounces Donald Trump’s Feb. 21 outrageous, inhumane deportation orders, commits itself to defend immigrants of whatever status in every way possible, and urges others to do the same.

Trump directed these orders to be enforced against any and all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants that federal agents or local authorities round up or merely encounter.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Historical Preservation Committee Appointed

The ad hoc LP Historical Preservation Committee has been formally constituted comprising Caryn Ann Harlos (Chair), Joe Buchman, Joe Dehn, Ed Fochler, and James Gholston. The scope of the Committee is to begin an electronic archive of Party history records and to maintain and administer for the purpose of same.… Read more ...

Green Party: Secretary of State DeVos’s school privatization schemes are bipartisan: Democrats promoted and enacted the same ‘reforms’

Green Party supports public schools, calls on communities to resist charter schools, vouchers, and other programs designed to dismantle public education

WASHINGTON, D.C.Green Party leaders said today that outrage over Senate’s confirmation of patently unqualified Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education was entirely justified — but the outrage should also be directed at Democratic Party leaders, including ex-President Obama, who worked to enact the same school privatization schemes favored by Ms.… Read more ...

Op-Ed Richard Fast- In my opinion: Ditch the two major parties — register Libertarian

From The Maroon (Loyola University):

Back in October, I wrote an editorial urging the Loyola community to check out Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. The successful entrepreneur turned two-term governor of New Mexico garnered nearly 10 percent of the vote in his home state and 3.3 percent nationally, the most a third party presidential candidate has received since independent Ross Perot 20 years earlier.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Nevada (LPN) Condemns Cuban Government for Arresting Libertarian Activists

Las Vegas, Nevada (10 February 2017) – The Libertarian Party of Nevada condemns the Cuban government’s arrest of two libertarian activists and calls for their immediate release. Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velasquez Visea were arrested 2 February 2017 by plainclothes secret policemen. Both activists are still detained on trumped up charges.… Read more ...

New Jersey Libertarian Party: 2017 Convention

New Jersey Libertarian Party, PO Box 56, Tennent, NJ 07763-0056,


February 8th, 2017

The New Jersey Libertarian Party is extremely pleased to announce the details for this year’s State Convention. The Party is holding the event at the University Inn on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party- In a divided United States Class: it’s where we find our strength

Submitted to IPR by the Freedom Socialist Newspaper:

by Steven Strauss and Andrea Bauer

Freedom Socialist newspaper, Vol. 38, No. 1, February-March 2017

Analyzing the reasons why Donald Trump “won” the 2016 election is in part an exercise in absurdity, since Hillary Clinton attracted about three million more votes than he did.… Read more ...

The Libertarian Party of Chicago defends free speech, affirms non-aggression in wake of UC Berkeley riot

The Libertarian Party strongly supports the Constitutional rights to freedom of speech, religion, expression, and assembly, and furthermore, stands committed to the principle of non-aggression. Indeed, the initiation of force in order to silence one’s political adversaries is directly opposed to the freedoms that America holds dear. It is because of these principles that The Libertarian Party of Chicago officially states our condemnation of the violence and aggression that occurred at UC Berkeley on the night of February 1, 2017.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party and Green Party Achieve Victory in Debates Case

From the LNC Business List:

Level the Playing Field won its case, in which the LNC is a plaintiff, in US District court against the FEC. This could lead to forcing the CPD to change its criteria for inclusion in presidential debates.

The order states:

“The FEC is ORDERED to reconsider the evidence and allegations and issue a new decision consistent with this Opinion “within 30 days, failing which the complainant[s] may bring, in the name of such complainant[s], a civil action to remedy the violation involved in the original complaint.” The FEC is FURTHER ORDERED to reconsider the Petition for Rulemaking and issue a new decision consistent with this Opinion within sixty days.”

Carla Howell

Political Director
National Libertarian Party
202-333-0008 x 222

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Libertarians cautiously hopeful Trump will reduce regulatory burden

Today Libertarians praised President Donald Trump’s goal of reducing federal government regulations by 75 percent and expressed hope that his plan to counter any new regulation with the elimination of two existing regulations serves to reduce the massive regulatory burden that Americans suffer under today.

Libertarians caution that some regulations impose 100 times the burden that others do.… Read more ...