Tag Archives: Memphis

Socialist Webzine: Memphis Activists Harassed by FBI

Socialist Webzine:

A few hours prior to the event, three FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force agents visited the Center to inform them that there was going to be a demonstration.

Memphis Activists Harassed by FBI (While Protesting FBI Harassment)

Local activists, including members of the Memphis Socialist Party, gathered at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center yesterday to file Freedom of Information Act requests as part of a nationwide day of action against recent FBI harassment of anti-war and international solidary activists.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party national meeting will be June 17-18 in Tennessee

Politics 1 says:  “The Prohibition Party — founded in 1869 and billing themselves as ‘America’s Oldest Third Party’ — espouses a generally ultra-conservative Christian social agenda mixed with anti-drug and international anti-communist views.”

from Ballot Access News
Prohibition Party Sets National Committee Meeting

The Prohibition Party holds a national committee meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 17-18.

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Even while third parties lag, election reform initiatives have a good Election Day

From CommonDreams.org:

Electoral Reform on the Ballot: Wins for Instant

Runoff Voting and More

by Rob Richie

2008 was historic in terms of the election of the first African American to be president and the largest number of voters at the polls in our history. But in the modern era, there is no excuse for privately-owned voting machines that breed mistrust, confusing ballot designs, polling places with long lines, voter registration laws that leave nearly a third of Americans off the rolls, an Electoral College system that undercuts equality and voting methods that suppress voter choice and stifle fair representation.

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