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Root: The Strike – As Ayn Rand Predicted

As Ayn Rand Predicted, the Wealthy are Going on Strike Against Obama.

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and creator of ROOTforAmerica.com

The U.S. economy is crumbling. Businesses are collapsing in record numbers. Jobs have disappeared. Tax revenues are down dramatically. Coincidence?

Everything happening today under Obama resembles the storyline of Ayn Rand’s famous book, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most popular books of all time, selling over 7 million copies.… Read more ...

Starchild: Proposed resolution of Libertarian support for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Starchild comments on a previous press release by the Libertarian Party supporting Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks:

What paulie said — anti-TSA and pro-WikiLeaks! Both of these issues represent key tests of government power against civil liberties, one related to the First Amendment protections of freedom and speech and of the press, the other related to the Fourth Amendment protections from unreasonable search and seizure.… Read more ...

Top 10 Green Party Stories of 2010

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

2010 was a roller coaster year for the Green Party. Mid-term elections proved voter dissatisfaction with the Democrats in power, but the media-darling Tea Party Movement drove voters to reactionary candidates, not helping Greens at the polls. International Greens saw successes in the United Kingdom, Australia, and other places, while US Greens were moved by the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza under siege by Israeli forces.… Read more ...

Australian millionaire donated $1.6 million to Greens last election

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Mr Wood, whose wealth was estimated at $372 million in last year’s BRW Rich 200 list, gave $1.6 million to fund the Greens’ TV advertising campaign, helping to significantly increase votes for the party in key states…

Mr Wood’s donation enabled the Greens to run advertisements on high rotation on commercial television stations for the first time.

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Australian Greens: Assange’s rights should be upheld

From a press release of December 6, 2010, re-tweeted today, December 15, 2010:

Assange’s rights should be upheld: Brown
The Australian Greens
Monday 6th December 2010

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today the government needs to make it very clear that Julian Assange has the same rights as any other Australian who is abroad and that his rights will be looked after by the Australian authorities.… Read more ...

Australia: Green Party Introduces Legislation to Stop Further Increase in Mortgage Interest Rates

From Bloomberg via TPID:

Australia’s Greens Party will introduce legislation in the lower house today in a bid to place restraints on the ability of Westpac Banking Corp. and its closest competitors to increase mortgage interest rates. The Greens aim to put a 24-month freeze on the so-called “Big Four” domestic banks, banning them from raising their interest charges by more than the Reserve Bank of Australia’s increases .

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In Brazil, international Greens once again do surprisingly well in an election

Chalk this one up as a victory for the Greens, along with their performance in Britain, Colombia, and Australia this year, and how they are expected to do in Germany (and with the Greens poised to possibly win several state legislative seats here in America, they could do better in this election than ever before, as well). … Read more ...

US Greens congratulate Australian Greens on election victories in Parliament

Australia’s ‘greenslide’ is a result of Proportional Representation — a reform promoted by Greens for fair elections in the US

“Hung Parliament” will give Australian Greens unprecedented power

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on international issues, electoral reform, related topics: http://www.gp.org/speakers/subjects.php

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States congratulates Australian Greens (http://greens.org.auRead more ...

Four Independents and One Green Hold Balance of Power Following Australian Elections

From the Epoch Times via TPID:

The fate of Australia’s political landscape hangs in the hands of four Independent MPs, after neither Labor nor Liberal succeeded in winning a majority in the 2010 Federal Elections, Saturday, Aug. 21. . . .

For the first time in 70 years Australia is facing the prospect of a hung Parliament, whereby the two major parties will form a minority government, with the balance of power held by the four independents and one Green MP.… Read more ...

Australian Sex Party lasts for a year and keeps going

Email from Australian Sex Party to supporters:

Yesterday the Australian Sex Party turned one! Yes it’s been a year since we got registered with the Australian Electoral Commission.

To be honest, we were all so busy on our election campaign we almost forgot. It wasn’t until our Sex Party agent sent through an email reminding us of the occasion that we all took a moment from our frantic activities and collectively said “Wow, It’s been a year already?!”… Read more ...

The Great Debate: Australia Sex Party vs. Family First

From the Australian Sex Party newsletter:

Sex Party welcomes national sex and morality debate with Family First: “We’re Ready When You Are!”

Appearing on national television Thursday morning for a panel discussion regarding the sexual politics of the upcoming federal election, Australian Sex Party President and Victorian Senate Candidate Fiona Patten welcomed the idea of a debate with Family First Senator Steven Fielding, on the social and moral issues which are being increasingly ignored by the major parties in the lead-up to polling day.… Read more ...