Tag Archives: War in Iraq

Lee Wrights: Waste and fraud pervade wartime contracting

Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few … No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” (James Madison)

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NY Green Party Selects Peace Sign as Ballot Symbol

As posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com:

Version of Holtom's CND Peace Symbol by D9

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Greens Rule Out Fusion, Will Run Their Own Candidates

Since receiving the ballot line, Greens have run in three elections. Alex White received 9 percent of the vote in a three-way special election for Mayor of Rochester on March 29. Jason West, a Green Party member running on the village party Cooperative line, recaptured his position on May 3 as Mayor of New Paltz after a four years out of office.… Read more ...

Long Island, NY: Green Party endorses March 19th anti-war march and vigil

from a Green Party of Suffolk press release posted at onthewilderside.com:

Green Party of Suffolk Endorses March 19th Anti-War March and Vigil

John Keenan

John Keenan.

The Green Party of Suffolk, the county’s largest peace organization, has endorsed the Saturday, March 19, 2011 march and vigil calling for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Bush At Large’

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

George W. Bush is on a roll—a money roll with a $7 million advance for his book Decision Points and a rehabilitation roll to paint his war crimes as justifiable mass-slaughter and torture.

His carefully chosen interviewers—NBC’s Matt Lauer and Oprah Winfrey—agreed to a safe pre-taping to avoid demonstrations and tough questions.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan: ‘Major Hoax: Don’t Get Fooled Again’

Via Peace and Freedom Blog, registered Peace and Freedom Party voter Cindy Sheehan writes at Peace of the Action:

OAKLAND, CA – August 31, 2010 – Tomorrow, August 31st, in a fake ceremony in Baghdad, the U.S. will once again declare a false end to the war in Iraq.… Read more ...

Libertarians: Obama is shockingly pro-war

WASHINGTON – Following President Obama’s “end of our combat mission” speech, Libertarian Party chairman Mark Hinkle released this statement:

“President Obama needs to stop lying. In his speech, he repeated the ridiculous and false claim that the U.S. combat mission is over in Iraq. He seems to think that if he keeps talking about the war in a nice way, then the war isn’t really happening.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry: ‘The “War is Over”, Except it Isn’t & Never Will Be’

By Darryl W. Perry
Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee

Politico reports that on August 18, 2010 President Obama said, “we are keeping the promise I made when I began my campaign for the presidency. By the end of this month we will have removed 100,000 troops from Iraq and our combat mission will [end].”

Except that 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq and 30,000 troops will be added to Afghanistan, bringing to nearly 100,000 the number of combat troops in Afghanistan.… Read more ...

Professor Colia Clark for US Senator from NY

Professor Colia Clark for Senate

Colia  L. LaFayette Clark
Candidate for US Senate
June 6, 2010 New York City

I am making it official that I am running for the US Senate from the State of New York. I make this decision after much deep thought and contemplation.  I make this decision because I am deeply concerned about what the future holds for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.… Read more ...

Brian Holtz: ‘9/11 Truth Becoming An Issue In LNC Chair Race’

Posted by Brian Holtz at Libertarian Intelligence. Reproduced here for the purpose of discussion. Although Brian also writes for IPR, IPR as a blog/website takes no position on LNC races, 9/11 truth, etc. And while I (Paulie) do take positions on all of the above, they often differ from Brian’s.Read more ...

Libertarian Party poll: Which expensive government project do you support the most?

http://www.lp.org/poll/which-expensive-government-project-do-you-support-the-most:

Which expensive government project do you support the most?

-The trillion-dollar wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

-The War on Drugs

-Building border fences

-Social Security and Medicare

– None of the above. Cut spending on all of them.… Read more ...

Green Party of Canada: Let US Iraq war resisters stay for Christmas

From The Western Standard Shotgun blog. Posted by Matthew Johnston.

Today the Green Party is urging Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship & Immigration to stop the deportation proceedings against US Iraq war resister, Cliff Cornell, whose proceedings have been moved to December 19th, and to implement the motion adopted by Canada’s Parliament on June 3rd to allow all U.S.

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Libertarian full slate sends multi-party message

Posted at HometownAnnapolis.com. Read the full article there.

WASHINGTON — Libertarian Chairman Robert Johnson phoned around to his tiny party’s sympathizers late last year, after being dispatched from an August picnic to corral congressional candidates against Maryland Democrats’ near-monopoly.

He asked the potential nominees three questions: “Are you against the war in Iraq?

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