Tag Archives: antiwar

On Long Island: Green Party at Occupy/Peace Black Friday at Smith Haven Mall

As posted at Green Party of New York State and Green Party of Suffolk:

Occupy Long Island: Buy Nothing Day sign

Ian Wilder, GP of Suffolk Secretary at Black Friday Demo

Green Party of Suffolk: Occupy/Peace Black Friday at Smith Haven Mall

A number of Green Party of Suffolk members participated in a demonstration at Smith Haven Mall on Long Island on Black Friday.… Read more ...

Libertarians say Obama’s Afghanistan policy is a failure

From a media release dated Thursday, June 23, 2011, from the Libertarian Party:

WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle responded to President Obama’s June 22 speech with the following comments today:

“President Obama’s speech was disappointing, but not surprising. The withdrawals he announced are painfully inadequate. Obama’s withdrawals, even if they are carried out as he described, will still leave about 70,000 American troops in Afghanistan, probably for years to come.… Read more ...

LP Monday Message: Memorial Day and Harry Browne

View this message at LP.org

May 30, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Today, Memorial Day, millions commemorate fellow Americans who have served in our military and fallen in wars.

Addressing Memorial Day can be complicated for Libertarians, not because we don’t love freedom and recognize that many have sacrificed their lives, but because we have opposed many of the policies that we feel have unnecessarily–even wrongly–put American soldiers in harm’s way.… Read more ...

Thomas Sipos: Born-Again Antiwar Conservatives Denounce Obama’s Libya War

Thomas Sipos at Libertarian Peacenik:

Truly, we are living in Orwellian times. Not long ago, right-wing radio hosts were united in supporting America’s Mideast wars. Then last week, President Obama attacked Libya.

That’s a conundrum for right-wingers. Do they support American At War! against yet another Muslim nation — or do they oppose their much-hated bogeyman, Barack Obama.… Read more ...

Libertarian Peacenik blog: Ron Paul, the Antiwar Presidential Candidate for 2012

Thomas Sipos at Libertarian Peacenik blog:

People are urging Ron Paul to run once again, in 2012:

I can’t think of a better candidate.

If Paul runs, it will probably be for the Republican Party nomination. If he loses (as he probably will), he can then run on either the Libertarian Party or Constitution Party, if he wants.… Read more ...

Thomas Sipos: ‘Libertarian candidates must earn votes from libertarians’

Thomas Sipos writes at Libertarian Peacenik (excerpt):

The socialist Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Richard Castaldo, advocates the following positions on his home page:

1. Defund all wars of imperialism, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

2. Single-payer not-for-profit healthcare.

3. Abolish corporate “personhood.” Rights belong to human beings, not corporations.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: ‘Anti-war liberals should vote Libertarian to stop all wars’

BURNET, Texas (Oct. 27) -Anyone who opposes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has a clear choice in this election. They should vote Libertarian said R. Lee Wrights, a potential candidate for the 2012 Libertarian presidential nomination.

“Anti-war liberals who supported President Obama in 2008 should know by now that he’s not going to end America’s foreign wars,” Wrights said.… Read more ...

Adam Kokesh Kick-Offs Beitler Fundraiser, Friday September 17

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Dr. Mike Beitler, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, announces that anti-war activist Adam Kokesh will be the keynote speaker at his election season kick-off event, to be held on Friday, September 17, 2010 at 7:30pm at the Greensboro Airport Marriott.

The Greensboro Airport Mariott was the location of the press conference where Beitler announced his candidacy exactly one year ago, September 17, 2009.… Read more ...

MI-1: Independent Glenn Wilson, Green Ellis Boal in race to succeed Stupak

From the Michigan Messenger: via TPID:

Now that Stupak’s seat is open, Republicans are eager to win it back, Democrats are struggling to hang on to it, and candidates from outside these parties are trying to get voters to rethink the fundamentals of how government operates. . . . Glenn Wilson, owner of a telecom business in the small Northeastern Lower Peninsula town of Rose City, is running as an independent .

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Politics in the Zeros, Antiwar.com and Infoshop News on the effects of Marxist sects on the Anti-war and Pro-immigration movements

Bob Morris in Politics in the Zeros:

Why is the antiwar movement stalled?

In two words: the left

So says Raimondo at Antiwar.com. He is scathing against leftie ideologues who don’t want a right-left coalition to fight against the insane wars of the US because that might cut into their already absurdly small power bases.

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Cindy Sheehan’s Mother’s Day message

Sent to supporters of Cindy Sheehan:

For this Mother’s Day, I am not going to write about Juliet Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day proclamation and how Mother’s Day is a “Day for Peace.”

By now, most of us are well aware of Ward’s proclamation (if not, click here) that we Mother’s should not send our sons (sic) to kill the sons of other mothers.… Read more ...

Chris Hedges: ‘Gravel’s Lament’

Following a protest outside the White House featuring many antiwar leaders, from Cynthia McKinney to Dennis Kucinich to Lynne Williams to Mike Gravel, journalist Chris Hedges wrote a piece titled “Gravel’s Lament.” A video is also included here featuring Gravel’s speech and him leading a chant, saying, “Hey, hey, Obama, say, how many kids did you kill today?”

Barack Obama, who is as mesmerized by the red, white and blue bunting draped around our vast killing machine as the press, the two main political parties and our entertainment industry, will not halt our doomed imperial projects or renege on the $1 trillion in defense-related spending that is hollowing out the country from the inside.

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