NYC Independence Party Leader Fred Newman Dies At Age 76

The New York Times provides a thorough obituary. One quote of interest for third party junkies:

His greatest impact came through mobilizing his followers, sometimes called “Newmanites,” to build alliances with third parties, including that of the Texas independent H. Ross Perot.

“If it weren’t for the Independence Party, Mike Bloomberg might not have become mayor,” said Douglas Muzzio, a professor of public affairs at Baruch College.

In turn, Mr. Bloomberg supported the Independence Party’s goal of nonpartisan municipal elections and gave the party more than $650,000 of his own money. His administration arranged millions of dollars in bond financing in 2002 and 2006 for a building for Mr. Newman’s nonprofit All Stars Project, which uses the performing arts to help low-income children.

Newman founded a series of minor parties culminating in the New Alliance Party. This entity provided the ballot line for the 1988 presidential campaign of Lenora Fulani, whose campaign he managed.

3 thoughts on “NYC Independence Party Leader Fred Newman Dies At Age 76

  1. Gene Berkman

    Fred Newman was the leader of the psycho-therapy cult that controlled the New Alliance Party. His cult was originally called “Proletarian Therapy” and later “Social Therapy.”

    The secret political group which ran the New Alliance Party was the International Workers Party, and Newman called himself a “Maoist.”

    Through the New Alliance Party, the Newman group took control of several county organizations of the Independence Party in New York, and gave the Independence Party nomination to “Republican” Governor Pataki, in exchange for state funds provided to “Social Therapy” clinics run by Newman’s followers.

    Tom Golisano spent millions to defeat Pataki in the Independence Party primary. During the campaign Golisano publicized the extreme anti-semitism promoted by Newman and his followers, despite Newman’s own Jewish heritage.

    The New Alliance Party continues to be influential in the Independence Party in New York, but their other third party initiatives are floundering, and should be avoided by serious third party activists.

  2. Don Lake, FYI, not necessarily a unilateral endorsement

    Anti semites with Jewish heritage? Look no further than that artistic Austrian —— no, not Schwarzenegger!

    That WWI hero with the paint brush mustache (via the tight fit of the gas mask) Loved children, pets, snazzie out fits and wilderness. Vegan, non smoker, polite, and a spell binding orator.

    When Uncle Adolph marched into the hearts of Austrians, the German Army did cannon practice on the home town of his Aunt’s grandparents. His Jewish Aunt.

    What’s the problem with also avoiding Frank MacKay and the sneakie, snarkie New York Independent Party ???????

  3. Kleptocracy and You

    Between Mao and Adolf you have a lot of BLOODY ground with millions of murdered innocents ! FORCE can be a very DEADLY thing.

    One NYC Mayor Bloomberg statements I admire: statically “you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than being harmed by a terrorist” which along with, more will die from bee stings than from terrorists this year is TRUE ! It’s all a sham friends to enrich the Military Industrial Complex and install AGENDA 21. Both Bloomberg and Pataki are ultimate insiders. With odds better for him than any other that Bloomberg could be the first Jewish POTUS.

    * ^ *

    Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex. –
    (he who fails to learn from past failures is doomed to repeat those failures)

    Libertarian National Committee has passed resolutions calling for U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan:
    (Why haven’t the Rs and Ds done the same?)

    The Military Is Not Defending The United States of America:
    (No, they are fulfilling another AGENDA)

    U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan: Obama vs Bush:
    (The blood and limbs of the average Joes and Janes are LOST daily, not that that matters to the elites.)

    “Why should we hear about body bags, and deaths…I mean, it’s not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?” – Barbara Bush

    “If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.” – Gutle Schnaper, wife of Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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