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About paulie

Paulie at Next Free Voice, on Facebook, (205)534-1622 cell, Biographical information and Q & A

LP Bylaws Committee Transparency Issues

Message posted in LNC Business Discuss – a group any LP member can join and view.

“LP Member in a private post:

Despite the fact that transparency is necessity for committees to:

1) Ensure committee member accountability;
2) Educate the membership on committee members and positions held;
3) Provide additional insight into reasoning behind proposals;
4) And, serve as a safeguard for committee members so that their words / positions are not represented without context or accuracy…

The LP Bylaws Committee has none.… Read more ...

IPR turns 9 years old

IPR was launched exactly 9 years ago, on May 20th, 2008. By sheer coincidence – I was not here when the site started, but I was here not very long after that – I had a birthday today as well; a number also associated with a popular caliber of pistol, the sum of the two digits of which adds up to 9.… Read more ...

New York Assembly Passes Bill Moving Independent, Alt Party Petition Deadline from August to May

Ballot Access News:

On May 15, the New York Assembly passed AB 3052 by 127-16. Among other things, it moves the deadline for independent candidate petition deadlines from August to May. Here is the text; see section 13, subdivision 9, of the bill, at the bottom of page seven.

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Libertarian drops out of Meridian, MS mayoral race; cites “security reasons”

According to articles at the Meridian Star and WTOK, Mariner Durant, who had been running as a Libertarian for Mayor of Meridian, MS, dropped out of the race due to “security reasons.” According to discussions on facebook, those security reasons were death threats that had been made against him. … Read more ...

Vohra responds to criticism again

Arvin Vohra has faced criticism and some calls for his resignation or removal as LNC Vice-Chair for a series of facebook posts he has made about the US military. He previously responded to this criticism but has now issued a new response, which follows, perhaps because his previous answer was criticized for being too long.Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Schooling for Myths and Powerlessness’

Ralph Nader at the Nader Page (

All over America, school children are completing another academic year before their summer vacation. This invites the questions, what did they learn and what did they do with what they learned?

I’m not talking about their test scores, nor the latest fads in rebranding education, like the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum that de-emphasizes the first two thirds of the old mantra – reading, writing and arithmetic.… Read more ...

Brian Becker at the PSL’s Liberation News: ‘Trump and Nixon: A lesson not learned by the U.S. left’

Brian Becker at Liberation News, the Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

The radical, leftist trajectory of the grassroots resistance movement of the 1960’s and early 1970’s was brought to a screeching halt as a result of “Watergate” when a coalition of right wing and liberal bourgeois political factions in Congress united to bring down Richard Nixon in 1974.… Read more ...

New Jersey Green Party Gubernatorial Nominee Included in NAACP Forum with the Democratic and Republican Candidates

Ballot Access News:

Reverend Seth Kaper-Dale was nominated by the New Jersey Green Party to be its gubernatorial nominee on October 31, 2016, an entire year before the November 7, 2017 election. He was included in the NAACP/New Jersey Institute for Social Justice gubernatorial forum held May 1. See this story.… Read more ...

Two Greens Win Non-Partisan Local Office in Massachusetts

Ballot Access News:

At local Massachusetts elections earlier this week, two members of the Green Party won office. Damon Jesperson was re-elected for Newbury Select Board, and Charlene DiCalogero was elected to the Berlin Library Board.… Read more ...

LPHQ: Conference Call on Outreach to the Center

Via LP national email list:

You are invited to a special conference call about Outreach to the Center

LNC Representative
Joshua Katz

Tuesday, May 16

5 PM Pacific
6 PM Mountain
7 PM Central
8 PM Eastern

Joshua has been elected to two offices: Chief of Emergency Medical Services in Hempstead, NY, and later as member of the Planning Commission in Westbrook, CT.… Read more ...

Trent Somes III announces exploratory candidacy for Vice Chair of LNC

LNC alternate Trent Somes III via facebook:

Greetings Fellow Libertarians,

Recent statements by the current Libertarian Party Vice Chairman have troubled me greatly. I came to the Party and fell in love with the diverse people, great responsibility, and most importantly, a strong message. But more importantly, I stayed in the Libertarian Party because I felt included.… Read more ...

Statement on our Military from Libertarian Party of TN Executive Board

Posted by LPTN Chair Tom Arnold to State Chairs List:

The Libertarian Party of Tennessee advocates for the ending of aggressive wars not fought for the purposes of national defense; which includes all of the wars the United States government is currently waging right now.

Being the Volunteer State, we support those individuals fighting these wars.… Read more ...