Howie Hawkins: The Green New Deal New York Needs, From Its Original Source

In outlining his agenda for the first 100 days of his third term, Governor Cuomo said in December he would launch a Green New Deal. I have been calling for a Green New Deal since 2010 in three Green Party gubernatorial campaigns against him.

Cuomo has already nominally adopted a number of my platform planks, including the fracking ban, marriage equality, a $15 minimum wage, tuition-free public college, paid family leave, and legalization of marijuana.… Read more ...

January 2019 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Green Party of New York Affirms Legislative Priorities Ahead of State of the State

Albany, January 14, 2019 – At a meeting of the Green Party State Committee in Rensselaer on Saturday, the Green Party of New York affirmed its legislative priorities for 2019: Climate Change, Electoral Reform, Single-Payer Healthcare, and Marijuana Legalization. Party officers said they were committed to organizing for the passage of bills on these issues in 2019.… Read more ...

Rev. Dr. Bruce Wright: Time to Rise Up

2019 must be a year of uprising and action. We must collectivly come together and take to the streets. We must organize, we must strategize, we must look at what must be done to change the tide of where things are going in this country and globally. Many things are looming on the horizon.… Read more ...

Los Angeles Libertarian Kevin Shaw Wins Lawsuit Against Campus Free Speech Zone


A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after it prevented him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in court this week.

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which represents nine schools, including Pierce College, agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces.… Read more ...

Zoltan Istvan drops out of 2020 Libertarian Primary

Transhumanist Party Presidential candidate in 2016 and Libertarian California Gubernatorial Candidate in 2018, Zoltan Istvan was the second person to announce he was running for the Libertarian Party nomination in 2020.

However Istvan announced on January 11, that he was not running as a Libertarian in 2020. Stating on his website:

“While I believe in many liberty-minded ideas, the Libertarian Party is currently not for me, so a few months ago I left it, and I’m no longer a member.

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Jill Stein wins another court victory for election integrity

More great news! We just got a court decision in Wisconsin that we can proceed with a groundbreaking examination of voting machine software, without a gag rule that voting machine corporations had sought. They had hoped to prevent us from making any public disclosure about what we discover.

This is a critical victory for everyone concerned with the integrity of our elections, and we accomplished it together.… Read more ...

Mark West: Is Trump’s Wall What Is Best At The Border?

Original article submitted to IPR by 2018 Arkansas Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mark West:

In the midst of our nation’s longest partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump gave an Oval Office address in making his case for the necessity of a wall along the United States’ border with Mexico. The next day President Trump stormed out of a meeting with Congressional leaders, still at odds over how much money should be dedicated in the upcoming budget for border security.… Read more ...

James Jobe to run for VA House 96 Libertarian Nomination

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James Jobe is a 22 year old resident of James City County Virginia. Despite his youth, Jobe has been very politically active. In 2016 Jobe ran a Write In Candidacy for the US Presidency under the Justice For Harambe Party, and plans to do so again in 2020 under the Seize the Memes of Production Banner.… Read more ...

The Green Party of New Jersey Questions the New Congress’s Priorities — Military Aid for Israel Instead of Re-opening the Federal Government?

Trenton, NJ – On Tuesday, January 8th, in the midst of a partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Senate will be voting on a series of bills, packaged into one bill, S1. This is the first piece of legislation to be voted on by the new Congress. The Green Party of New Jersey questions why.… Read more ...

IPR Glitches

Just to let everyone know, there may have been some glitches on IPR in the past two days. I moved the site to a new hosting setup. It was supposed to go smoothly but didn’t, so some comments may have been lost and the site may have seemed odd, and may still be odd for another day.… Read more ...

LNC E-Meeting Today

Today, Sunday, January 6, at 3 PM ET, the LNC has an electronic online meeting. This meeting is to discuss unfinished items from the December in-person meeting.

The Chair’s Proposed Agenda

-Call to Order
-Opportunity for Public Comment
-Attendance, Credentials Report and Paperwork Check
-Adoption of Agenda
-2019 Goals Discussion (Harlos)
-Functional Reporting Requirements (Bishop-Henchman)
-Proposed Voting Resolution (Redpath): LNC formally endorsing alternative voting methods to replace plurality voting in elections.… Read more ...