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Socialist Equality Party: ‘No to American fascism! Build a mass movement to force Trump out!’

Statement of the Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party:

The World Socialist Web Site first published the statement, “No to American fascism! Build a mass movement to force Trump out!” on October 14, 2019. The statement warned that “Trump is utilizing the power of the presidency to create an unconstitutional and illegal dictatorship.”… Read more ...

Libertarian national executive committee ballot access meeting tonight; LP, Green and Constitution Party ballot access maps 6/1/20

The LNC executive committee is meeting tonight to discuss ballot access. Details are at the link and towards the bottom of this article.

The LP’s current presidential ballot access map as of this writing is:

While this is an easier map than the party has ever faced at this point in the year in past presidential elections, and 50 state plus access for its presidential nominees was achieved in 2016, 2000 (albeit with a different presidential ticket in Arizona), 1996 and 1992, it fell short of that in other years.… Read more ...

Repost: LNC Transparency Tutorial with Caryn Ann Harlos

I posted this here in 2018, but decided to post it a second time due to the plethora of drama on the LNC list in the last few weeks, and in the last few days especially.

If anyone is interested in writing up a news article(s) about some of that or submitting an editorial about it see the About IPR link at the top of the page for our contact info and let us know or leave a comment on the website version of this story’s comment section.… Read more ...

Workers World Party: “Want justice for George Floyd? Jail & convict killer cops!”

Monica Moorehead at workers.org:

May 27 – It was déjà vu, all over again. Another Black man captured on videotape, first, being tortured and, then, being choked to death by a white police officer.

It was almost six years ago when, on July 17, 2014, millions of people watched in horror when 43-year-old Eric Garner was put into a chokehold by a Staten Island, N.Y.,… Read more ...

Socratic Gadfly: The Libertarian Lady is not for turning

Socratic Gadfly:

Libertarians nominated Jo Jorgensen for president, a long-ago VP candidate and NOT an ex-Republican, on the fourth ballot. Libertarians did a virtual convention for president and veep ONLY; the original plan for an all-virtual convention was derailed when some legalistic LPer cited bylaws, so they’ll meet in person for other quadrennial business.… Read more ...

Justin Amash (L-MI) to introduce Ending Qualified Immunity Act in Congress

Justin Amash on twitter (with followup tweets):

This week, I am introducing the Ending Qualified Immunity Act to eliminate qualified immunity and restore Americans’ ability to obtain relief when police officers violate their constitutionally secured rights.

As part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, Congress allowed individuals to sue state and local officials, including police officers, who violate their rights.… Read more ...

PSL Statement: Justice for George Floyd!

https://www.liberationnews.org/psl-statement-justice-for-george-floyd/:

PSL Statement: Justice for George Floyd!

George Floyd. Photo: Courtesy Ben Crump

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Liberation News · PSL Statement: Justice for George Floyd!

The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns the vicious killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and his community. Firing the officers is not enough.Read more ...

Constitution Party blog: ‘When Will Patriots Retake Our Cities?’

constitutionparty.com (excerpt):

…. The explosion in homelessness. The drug epidemic. The trash. The feces on the street. And now, the rats.

Rats have always been an issue in the cities. But with the explosion in homelessness and the breakdown of fundamental city services like the vagrants being arrested, jailed, or run out of town, the generally lax attitude towards public use of hard drugs, and the dysfunctional sanitation services in these leftist strongholds, the rats have moved in, and are absolutely taking over.… Read more ...

NPR: Meet Jo Jorgensen

npr.org:

After four days of online campaigning and speechmaking, the Libertarian Party has selected its nominee. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to Jorgensen, an activist who teaches psychology at Clemson University.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

The Libertarian Party has nominated their candidates for president and vice president online. Jo Jorgensen, a party activist who teaches psychology at Clemson University, is the 2020 Libertarian candidate for president.… Read more ...

PFP Chair: On the Minneapolis Murder of George Floyd

peaceandfreedom.org:

While America is rightly transfixed by the coronavirus death toll reaching more than 100,000 fatalities, we will probably never know the number of unjustified black deaths at the hands of the police and white vigilantes. In the long history of American racism, it’s easy to imagine that the total must be over 100,000.… Read more ...

“Libertarians for National Popular Vote” Organizes

Ballot Access News:

On May 28, a new group to help work for the National Popular Vote Plan was announced. It is “Libertarians for the National Popular Vote”. It will do what it can to extend support for the plan. The advisory board consists of Gary Johnson, Lincoln Chafee, Ed Lopez, Kevin R.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA Statement on Biden Rape Apologists

Statement drafted by the Socialist Party USA Women's Commission and passed by the National Action Committee

April 29th, 2020: The Women’s Commission of the Socialist Party USA stands with all victims of sexual assault. We are horrified and disgusted by the rape apologia coming from the Biden campaign and from Biden supporters.… Read more ...