Tag Archives: Dennis Kucinich

Before Sanders was “first,” 3 out of 4 pro-legalization major-party candidates were Libertarian Party crossovers

Gary Johnson (left) and Mike Gravel (Image: Cannabis Sativa Inc.)

A brief exchange between myself and Jacob Sullum about something he posted at Reason, led him to write this piece at Forbes, about the history of presidential candidates who endorsed marijuana legalization before Bernie Sanders became widely touted as the “first.”

Examining only their major-party campaigns, Sullum names two candidates who were unambiguously advocates of both state and federal marijuana legalization: Mike Gravel and Gary Johnson, and two who in his estimation came close: Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich.… Read more ...

Scott McLarty: What’ll Happen to Bernie’s Political Revolution After Hillary Wins the Nomination?

From Scott McLarty in CounterPunch, forwarded to me by the DC Statehood Green Party:

The question needs to be asked. What will Bernie Sanders’ supporters do when “We need a political revolution” inevitably turns into “We must vote for the lesser evil”?

It seems like bad manners to bring up the likelihood that Mr.… Read more ...

CORRECTION: Previous Story titled “Daily Paul: Ron Paul says NO 3rd Party or Independent Run” was actually from 2008 article

UPDATE: In the comments, Gene Berkman pointed out that the Daily Paul story was actually from 2008. I relied on my intermediate source, and while I did go back to the original source and read it, I did not notice the date. My apologies. If anyone has any 2012 information about Ron Paul giving a definite yes or no to a third party or independent run, please post that information and your source in the comments.Read more ...

Ohio Redistricting Holds Major Implications for Minor Parties and Independent Candidates

It is now established fact that Ohio will lose two congressional seats in the upcoming redistricting process undertaken by the legislature at the turn of each decade. We turn now to Washington Post’s The Fix with some analysis of the situation.

There has been a good bit of consternation among liberals that their champion — Rep.

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CT: Green Calls Out Congressional Democrat for War Hawking

From The Day by way of Third Party and Independent Daily:

Scott Deshefy, the Green Party candidate running for Congress in the 2nd District, issued a statement on Wednesday criticizing the district’s representative, Democrat Joe Courtney, for voting against a resolution to pull American troops out of Pakistan.

The Green Party had urged Congress to pass House Resolution 301, introduced by Reps.… Read more ...

Citing Wikileaks files, Greens urge Congress to pass Kucinich-Paul bill for withdrawal of US troops from Pakistan

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by the Green Party US national HQ and posted at Green Party Watch by Dave Schwab:

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders and candidates are urging Congress to pass House Resolution 301 to remove US forces from Pakistan. The privileged resolution was introduced by Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh.) and Ron Paul (R-Tex.), who said that President Obama’s plans for an increase of US troops in Pakistan violate the 1973 War Powers Authorization (http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/07/23-7).… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Dubya and Obama are “a Seamless Transition” on the War

Posted with other videos at EndUSWars.org:

Description on the youtube page: On Sat., Dec. 12, 2009, Ralph Nader, a political gadfly par excellence, a distinguished and best selling author and a persistent Third Party presidential candidate, was one of the featured speakers at the emergency End-the-U.S.-Wars rally. See, for background: http://www.enduswars.org/ The spirited event was held in Lafayette Park, opposite the White House.… Read more ...

Chris Hedges: ‘Gravel’s Lament’

Following a protest outside the White House featuring many antiwar leaders, from Cynthia McKinney to Dennis Kucinich to Lynne Williams to Mike Gravel, journalist Chris Hedges wrote a piece titled “Gravel’s Lament.” A video is also included here featuring Gravel’s speech and him leading a chant, saying, “Hey, hey, Obama, say, how many kids did you kill today?”

Barack Obama, who is as mesmerized by the red, white and blue bunting draped around our vast killing machine as the press, the two main political parties and our entertainment industry, will not halt our doomed imperial projects or renege on the $1 trillion in defense-related spending that is hollowing out the country from the inside.

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In two-way race, Green beating Communist in Ohio

In a rare two-way race between two members of a third party, a member of the Green Party is beating out a member of the Communist Party for a seat on the Cleveland City Council.  Both are also members of the Democratic Party, and Congressman Dennis Kucinich endorsed the Communist.  With 17% of precincts reporting, the Green is winning by 20%. … Read more ...

Green Party candidates join Dennis Kucinich for Health Care Speakout this Sunday

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

In the U.S., 22,000 people die every year due to lack of health care. Congressman Dennis Kucinich supports HR 676, the United States National Health Insurance Bill because it will control costs, create jobs and boost the economy, and provide more choice for every American.… Read more ...

Book Review: Rejected by Michael L. Soha

Michael L. Soha’s thesis that “fringe” candidates do not get treated fairly in the media will not come as a surprise to many readers here. In fact, much of the book Rejected: How the Media Excluded Alternative Candidates in the 2008 Primary will not be a surprise to our regular readers, especially the ardent Ron Paul supporters.… Read more ...

Sean Fenley endorses Progressive Alliance in Op Ed News

Original post here.

Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul should run together in the next presidential campaign (I don’t care who’s on the top of the ticket, they can hold an internet election or some such for all I care). They are in agreement on enough issues that (if elected) they could abolish the Federal Reserve and create interest free money for this country, do an investigation (not a cover-up) into the 9/11 tragedy, decrease the military budget, end the American empire and U.S.

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