From Earth Day to May Day: Greens, the GND and climate action

As the 51st Earth Day approaches, and as President Joe Biden prepares for an upcoming International Earth Day summit, the Green Party of the United States reminds the public that it, not the Democratic Party, introduced the Green New Deal. It, not the Democratic Party, appreciates the magnitude of the climate change crisis.… Read more ...

Constitution Party of California: Contract with California 2021

Dr. Don Grundmann, chairman of the Constitution Party of California, sent the following “Contract with California” to IPR, opening with a statement about its contents:

A Red Pill Manifesto of Sanity

Dear Citizen :

The Constitution Party of California presents the following ideas as a ” Contract with California ” – an analysis of current issues of vital importance to our state and a blueprint for eventually restoring the prosperity and happiness of our citizens. 

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Former President Carter Declares He Will Not Start a New Third Party

Following reports that former President Trump will not start a third party after all, the only other ex-president who is eligible to run again, Jimmy Carter, has also felt compelled to deny the many swirling rumors that he will run again as a third party candidate in 2024, when he will turn 100 just over a month before the election.… Read more ...

Robert Milnes: As a Longtime Third Party Activist, I Hesitate to Get the Covid Vaccination Because I Do Not Trust the Government

Robert Milnes, a respected longtime progressive activist, strategist, victim of the surveillance state, potential inspiration for a Simpson’s character, and highly visible candidate for the Libertarian, Green, and Boston Tea parties, recently published the following article on his cutting edge website The PLAS Place:

In 2005 my friend—with a very high I.Q.—got… Read more ...

Open Thread for April 2021

This is the Open Thread for April of 2021.

Please leave your tips, announcements, or other things below.

Cullen Hoback’s bizarrely fascinating six-part docuseries delving into the origins of QAnon wraps up on HBO this Sunday…

“After ejection,” Stockdale later wrote, “I whispered to myself: ‘Five years down there, at least.Read more ...

Kentucky LP Takes Heat For Comparing ‘Vaccine Passports’ to Holocaust Badges

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is drawing fire from a variety of officials, Jewish organizations and even the state’s governor after posting a tweet that compared the idea of “vaccine passports” to the yellow stars that Jewish people were mandated to wear during the Holocaust.

“Are the vaccine passports going to be yellow, shaped like a star, and sewn on our clothes?”… Read more ...

World Report: Germany’s Green Party Experiences Surge of Support Ahead of Key Vote

WASHINGTON POST:  Germany’s Green Party has seen a strong upswing in polling support over the past few months.  That strength is now being translated to big showings in regional elections.

“What is pretty clear heading into this election year is that the main opposition on the federal level will be between the Christian Democrats and the Greens,” said Peter Matuschek, a political analyst with pollster Forsa.

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Green Party Calls on Congress to Pass a $4 Trillion Green Economic Stimulus Package

The Green Party of the United States is calling for President Biden and Congress to provide $2.7 trillion annually for a Green New Deal economic stimulus to “reboot the economy and transition the country to a 100% renewable energy system with zero emissions by 2030.”

The Greens are also calling for Biden to formally declare a climate emergency and to invest an additional $1.4 trillion annually to implement an Economic Bill of Rights.… Read more ...

Mike Feinstein Offers His Take On HR 1

Mike Feinstein, former mayor of Santa Monica and co-founder of the Green Party of California, offers his take on anti-third party provisions of HR 1. He notes that the voting rights provisions are great as a stand-alone bill. But, there’s plenty of sausage making behind that.

Many of us already know about the rise in requirements for presidential campaign funding for third party primary candidates.… Read more ...

Former Florida State Senator Arrested in Scheme to Fund Bogus ‘No Party’ Candidate

Former Florida GOP state senator Frank Artiles has been arrested for his role in a scheme to fund a bogus NPA candidate that helped siphon votes away from the Democrat in a state senate race last year.

The contest featured incumbent Democrat Jose Rodriguez falling to his GOP challenger Ileana Garcia by a razor-thin 32 vote margin.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Amash Keynotes LPNH Convention, Indiana Greens Back Better Ballot

An Idaho state representative who helped steer the state into ditching the lucrative Powerball lottery because of (unfounded) fears that it would lead to gun restrictions recently took a shot at the Libertarian Party’s platform as part of an attempt to proclaim his conservative bona fides

In a recent newsletter, Rep.… Read more ...

Alliance Party March 2021 Newsletter

The Alliance Party sent out the following newsletter yesterday updating email subscribers on the latest party news for this month:

State of the Party

The Alliance Party has been proud this February to celebrate Black History Month, and doing so without losing sight of the fact that the necessity of celebrating the achievements of an entire race of people in one month every year diminishes the significance of their contributions and allows the greater truth to remain unseen.… Read more ...