Adam Kokesh Kick-Offs Beitler Fundraiser, Friday September 17

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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.

Keynote Speaker: Adam Kokesh, Iraq War veteran, grassroots activist and politician. His daily radio show, Adam VS The Man, is broadcast on KIVA 1550 AM in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is streamed on the station’s website as well as on

A former Marine, Adam is a veteran of the Iraq War where he served in Fallujah in 2004. After his tour of duty, Adam returned to the United States and completed his studies at Claremont McKenna College in California where he earned his BA in psychology. In February, 2007 Kokesh became an active member of the Iraq Veterans of the War (IVAW) and participated in several protests throughout the country. Adam’s activism, determination and eloquent speeches at anti-war and political rallies have caught the attention of the national and local media. Earlier this year, Kokesh ran for the GOP Congressional primary in New Mexico’s 3rd district and garnered the endorsements of Ron Paul (R-Texas), Attorney Bruce Fein, the Republican Liberty Caucus as well as local leaders and organizations.

Adam’s book about his service in the Iraq War and activism afterwards, Hot, Dirty and Dangerous, is scheduled for release in early 2011. A national speaking tour is currently being planned to follow the release of the book.

The evening will be presided by Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Mike Munger, economist, chair of the political science department at Duke University and 2008 Libertarian Party candidate for North Carolina governor.

This event is open to the public. A donation to the Beitler for Senate campaign is requested but not required.

For more information, please visit the Beitler for Senate website

11 thoughts on “Adam Kokesh Kick-Offs Beitler Fundraiser, Friday September 17

  1. Darryl W. Perry

    In 2008 Adam said, “our efforts as a movement must become unified and deliberate to fully withdraw our compliance and support. Be it with your lives, labor, or tax dollars, stop investing in your own oppression!”
    “Do not waste a single vote, or a single dollar, on the two-party system! Do not be content merely to grumble and to march while they are using fear, force, and violence as weapons of oppression. We must embrace the opportunity to resist civilly while we still can!”

  2. Robert Milnes

    So the message is kind of Do what I say not what I did.
    How does he describe himself politically? Leftist? Anarchist? Libertarian?
    What the heck is he doing wasting his time & energy on a bunch of losers like I Am?….

  3. Robert Milnes

    I am sooooooooooooooo glad I just missed the Viet Nam war. I was just a little too young-18 in July, 1970 & had a college deferment & high draft numbers.
    But if I was drafted or enlisted I would have gone over there & raised hell & killed a lot of people & pretty good chance got killed.
    But if I survived I would’ve looked back & said gee, I wish I hadn’t done that!
    I’m so glad.

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