Tag Archives: party platform

Rwandan Green Party issues interim platform, getting internet traffic

Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has issued it’s interim platform.




We, the founding members of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda require that our Government operate within limits set forth in the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda.… Read more ...

Guy McLendon and Jeff Daiell: ‘Words Do Have Meaning’

Guy McLendon at LP.org blog;

Words Do Have Meaning
Co-Authored By Guy McLendon & Jeff Daiell
In writing about her novel, Anthem, Ayn Rand said she did not want statists to have this excuse, once a police state had America in its grip, "But that’s not what we meant!"

In some cases, frankly, a totalitarian state is the goal for advocates of statism.  

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Rob Power: ‘What happens to the Platform Committee’s minority report?’

Posted by Rob Power at LibertyForAll.Net. Link to full piece at the end. Rob Power is the New Path candidate for Secretary of the LNC and serves on the Libertarian Party Platform Committee.

If there’s any committee more politicized than the Texas textbook and curriculum committee, it’s the Libertarian Party’s Platform Committee.… Read more ...

You can help rewrite the Green Party Platform for 2010

From Green Party Watch:

Dear Green friends,

I’d like to invite you to an experiment in online democracy.

The Green Party of the United States is amending its platform. I volunteered to serve as the co-chair of the Platform Committee.

We’re asking you to help update the Green platform in an open, collaborative process on GreenChange.orgRead more ...

Party platforms: your thoughts?

As reported at Libertarian Intelligence, the Libertarian Party national platform committee met this past weekend in Las Vegas.

As a general question for our readers: If you are an LP member or supporter, what planks would you most like to see added, deleted, or changed? What changes would you make if you were on the committee?… Read more ...

Rick Randall: Time to oust the anarchists from the Libertarian Party

Posted on LP Anarchist Caucus yahoo group by caucus organizer and Libertarian Party of West Virginia chair Matt Harris:

Reported by Susan Hogarth:

Rick Randall says to platform committee members…

“In Colorado … we still have a small handful of anarchists clinging on the the hope that they can one day regain control of the party.

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Libertarian Party Platform Committee applicants

The following have applied:

Chris Barber
Michael Carmany
Corey Carpenter
Stephen Gordon
Stephen Green
Joe Hauptmann
Susan Hogarth
Brian Holtz
John Howell
John Jacob
Alicia Mattson
Adam Mayer
James Oakson
Rob Power
Jon Roland
Rebecca Sink-Burris
Richard Stewart
Scott Stewart

Three of the above have, to my knowledge, posted sample planks for public views.… Read more ...

Members propose suggested Libertarian Party platform planks

Applications for the LP’s Platform Committee were due two days ago, and were to include three sample planks. Several applicants have chosen to make their proposals public. Here are the ones I am aware of; please post links to others in the comments.

UPDATE: In the comments, Susan has clarified that her last plank quoted below was not actually a proposed plank, as the first three are, but is more along the lines of an idea in a formative stage.… Read more ...

Deadline to apply for Libertarian National Platform committee is this week (Nov. 16)


The Libertarian National Committee is looking to appoint ten people to serve on the Platform Committee in preparation for the 2010 Libertarian National Convention.

Committee members will be expected to expend an appreciable amount of their time in the months leading up to the Convention; and due to the anticipated amount of work, they will be expected to incur considerable travel costs, at personal expense, for meetings prior to the Convention, in addition to attendance at the Libertarian National Convention in 2010.

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Boston Tea Party adopts Campaign for Liberty four point program, elects new officers

The Boston Tea Party is having its convention, as IPR previously reported. In the interest of disclosure, two of the at-large candidates (Tom Knapp and Neil Stephenson) also write for IPR.

Here is a press release from party founder Tom Knapp sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com on behalf of the party:

Midway into its second biennial convention — held entirely online — America’s new libertarian political party has chosen a new slate of national officers, adopted the program of “the Ron Paul R3VOLution,” and partially completed work on amendments to its bylaws.

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Greens want reparations

Green Party Watch reports

[A recent] vote by the House of Representatives to apologize for slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws may provoke a discussion on reparations for descendants of African slaves. Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente are on record in support of such reparations, and the Green Party platform has the following to say on the subject:

People of color in this country have legitimate claims to reparations in the form of monetary compensation for centuries of discrimination.

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