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2012 Green VP candidate Cheri Honkala challenges standardized testing in Philadelphia schools

2012 Green VP candidate and PPEHRC National Coordinator Cheri Honkala shared this photo on her Facebook page recently.

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Green Party’s 2012 Vice Presidential candidate is taking a leading role in public school parents’ challenges to high stakes standardized testing.  Cheri Honkala, the parent of a child in the Philadelphia public school system, is also the national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.… Read more ...

2012 Green VP Candidate Arrested Protesting Philadelphia School Budget Cuts


Photo Credit: Harvey Finkle

Earlier this month, during a protest against school budget cuts Philadelphia police arrested Cheri Honkala, the Green Party’s 2012 Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate and National Coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.  Honkala’s son attended the Moffett Elementary School, a Philadelphia elementary school that is scheduled to be closed, and was joined by a group of parents, students, and school district staff. … Read more ...

Root: I Am The 1%

I am the 1%. I am a S.O.B. (son of a butcher). I started out with nothing. I was raised in a blue-collar dead end town on the Bronx borderline. Today I live the American Dream. My story is the story of the 1%.

The fake story meant to deceive you is that the 1% is Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Warren Buffett, Senator John Kerry, or Arianna Huffington.… Read more ...

Root: The Strike – As Ayn Rand Predicted

As Ayn Rand Predicted, the Wealthy are Going on Strike Against Obama.

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and creator of ROOTforAmerica.com

The U.S. economy is crumbling. Businesses are collapsing in record numbers. Jobs have disappeared. Tax revenues are down dramatically. Coincidence?

Everything happening today under Obama resembles the storyline of Ayn Rand’s famous book, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most popular books of all time, selling over 7 million copies.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: ‘Democracy in the Streets: Madison Mobilizes to Defeat the Anti-Labor Walker’

by Omar Mohamad, Socialist Party of South Central Wisconsin and Billy Wharton, co-chair Socialist Party USA:

The mass protests led by public employees unions in Madison, Wisconsin have been presented by some mainstream commentators as a labor’s last stand. They are not. They are a spark, a spark with the potential to create a new protest movement capable of revitalizing our unions, radicalizing student organizing and creating a space for democratic socialist politics.… Read more ...

Evergreen Libertarian: Let’s put the teachers in charge

Michael H. Wilson at Evergreen Libertarian:

The standoff between the Republicans and the Democrats in Wisconsin over the unions has managed to capture a significant portion of the news and now is spreading to Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere. Teachers are a large portion of the government employees involved. Caught in the middle of all of this are the students whose schools have been closed in some cases and the taxpayers who have to foot the bill.… Read more ...

Green Party certified as ballot qualified Party in NY; elects statewide officers

A press release from the Green Party:

Green Party of New York State
Media Release


The Green Party was officially certified Monday by the NYS Board of Elections as the newest ballot qualified party, with the Hawkins-Mattera Gubernatorial ticket receiving 59,928 votes. 50,000 votes for Governor is needed to qualify a party.… Read more ...

Chuck Donovan Agrees, Vote Libertarian Or Don’t Complain For The Next Two Years

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

ATLANTA, GA – November 2, 2010 – Chuck Donovan, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, agrees with a quote earlier today from Libertarian candidate for Congress, Travis Irvine. In a PBS interview, Mr. Irvine stated, “Vote Libertarian or don’t complain for the next two tears.”

Despite lack of equal coverage from the mainstream media, along with cover-ups and typical scare tactics by established political party “leadership”, information on legitimate Libertarian candidates has been at the voters’ fingertips.… Read more ...

Libertarian School Board Candidate Starchild is first choice of San Francisco high school students

Press release via yahoo groups lists:

Organizers of San Francisco’s YouthVote, a mock election in which SF high school students get to weigh in on the candidates and measures to be voted on by the general voting age public in the upcoming November election, released the results of the student vote today, and Starchild, a sex worker and libertarian activist, was the runaway top vote-getter among the 11 candidates for school board, selected by 41.8% of those casting ballots.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party Treasurer Candidate Suggests Public Law School Closings

Illinois Treasurer Candidate Scott Summers made headlines on Wednesday in the Daily Herald, a newspaper centered on the suburbs of Chicago. He is the nominated candidate for the Green Party, which made Major Party status in 2006.

In it, Summers makes suggestions about trimming education costs.

A former McHenry County College trustee, now a Green Party candidate for Illinois treasurer, has proposed eliminating two of the state’s three public law schools to save cash.

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