Tag Archives: John Murphy

PA: Calls Mount for Free and Equal Elections in the Keystone State

Damon Eris at Poli-Tea:

The purge of third party and independent candidates from the Pennsylvania ballot that took place earlier this month seems to be leading to greater calls for reform in the Keystone State. The undemocratic and anti-republican effort led by Democratic and Republican party activists resulted in the expulsion of all third party and independent candidates for statewide office from the ballot.… Read more ...

John Murphy on ‘Nadering Kucinich’

Independent candidate for Congress in 2008 and former Green Party member John Murphy writes in Dissident Voice,

The Democrat Party is just another voice of the corporate elite that is trying to control America. It does not want us to have any choices other than the corporate candidates and it will do its best to slander and malign even men like Ralph Nader who has done more for this nation in the past 40 years than any 30 presidents in the last 200 years!

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Ralph Nader voices support for national ballot initiatives

Evan Ravitz, an advocate for direct democracy, recently posted a video of Ralph Nader endorsing the idea of national ballot initiatives in the United States.  He does not explicitly say that he supports former Senator Mike Gravel’s National Initiative for Democracy plan, but he does say that he supports a “binding national referendum.”… Read more ...

Writing for the Dissident Voice, John Murphy finds himself ‘Running on Empty’

An article that independent congressional candidate John Murphy wrote for the Dissident Voice:

Running On Empty

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I dont know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too

Running on – running on empty
Running on – running blind
Running on – running into the sun
But Im running behind

– from “Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne

Screaming in the Rain

I was on my way home from doing a radio interview in Reading, Pennsylvania.… Read more ...

John Murphy, independent for Congress in PA’s 16th, asks for help

In a recent email to his supporters, independent congressional candidate John Murphy made a desperate plea for help. He is trying to put out newspaper ads to reach 106,000, radio ads, and automated calls to reach 50,000 voters, he said. And it would all cost $8,000, with close to $0 currently in the bank.… Read more ...

Minor Party candidates in Pennsylvania

If you’re voting in Pennsylvania this November – or voting by absentee ballot for candidates in Pennsylvania – what are your minor party and independent options? I have tried my best to compile a list here. Feel free to point out what I’ve missed in the comments. Also, if you compose a list like this for your own state, I would be more than willing to post it.… Read more ...

John Murphy endorsed by Howard Zinn, ‘sabotaged’ by DOT official

In a series of press releases, John Murphy – an independent running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 16th District – has announced some good news and the bad news.

First, the good news: Murphy has been endorsed by Howard Zinn, the world-famous historian and activist. He is most famous for writing “The People’s History of the United States,” a book that looked at our country’s history from the perspective of those usually ignored in the mainstream.Â… Read more ...

League of Women Voters hosts open debate in PA’s 16th

The League of Women Voters hosted a debate between Congressional candidates in Pennyslvania’s 16th District. Independent John Murphy, Constitution Party candidate Dan Frank, Democrat Bruce Slater, and the Republican incumbent Joe Pitts attended. The video is posted below.

If the video doesn’t work, you can watch it here.… Read more ...

Independent candidate for Congress condemns Obama, McCain, and ‘corporate owned parties’

In a press release, independent candidate for Pennsylvania’s 16th District’s House seat John Murphy blasted everything from Ronald Reagan to the Taft-Hartley law. His grievances, he said, were caused by “the same 1,500 corporations” controlling the Republicans and Democrats.

The rest of the press release follows:

Murphy went on to say that both presidential candidates are in complete agreement about the continuation of wars throughout the Middle East, never hesitating to use military force, saber rattling with respect to Iran on behalf of the rogue state Israel which is in violation of 138 United Nations resolutions, threatening nuclear armed Pakistan and referring to Venezuela as a rogue nation.

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