KN@PP Stir Podcast, Episode 128: ‘This Machine Kills Boredom’

In today’s podcast, Knapp tackles subjects which have recently also been discussed at IPR such as Arvin Vohra’s recent comments about the military, white nationalists/racists in the LP, and the ever popular topic of comment moderation (in this case, as it relates to antisemitic and racist commenters at AntiWar.com).… Read more ...

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 ...

Chuck Moulton: ‘LP conventions, avoid alt-right / white supremacist event speakers’

Group email from Chuck Moulton by way of Paulie at ATPR:

Libertarian leaders,

Some friends of mine I trust and vouch for have asked me to spread this information around. Please get it to state convention organizers.

CONVENTION AND EVENT ORGANIZERS SHOULD AVOID ALT-RIGHT SPEAKERS.

We had a fiasco in Pennsylvania recently with a “liberty festival” loosely associated with the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania state convention (festival on a Saturday, business session that Sunday, same hotel).… Read more ...

Wes Benedict: ‘Want more press coverage for Libertarians?’


Email from LPHQ:

Last week, Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark was interviewed on two of Glenn Beck’s programs.

Here is a clip from the TV interview.

Do you want to see more interviews like this?

Do you want to see Libertarian Party spokesmen on major news outlets on a regular basis?… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: ‘Jeff Sessions takes two steps backward on sentencing reform’


Darryl W. Perry is chair of the LP of New Hampshire and sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2016. Posted at fpp.cc.

There aren’t many things a civil libertarian will say the Obama Administration did right, their minor reforms on federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines were certainly steps in the right direction.… Read more ...

Nicholas Hensley: ‘Time for Nonpartisan Special Investigation’

reformparty.org:

The recent firing of FBI director Comey has sparked bipartisan interest in a special nonpartisan investigation. The Reform Party would like to voice its support for a nonpartisan special investigation into White House ties with the Russia. If Republican Congressman believe that there is nothing for the Trump Administration to hide, they should allow an investigation to proceed in order to clear any speculation of illegal activity from the White House.

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Ralph Nader: ‘Schooling for Myths and Powerlessness’

Ralph Nader at the Nader Page (blog.nader.org):

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 ...

Adam Kokesh: Debate with anti gunner leads to arrest at White House

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