On Tuesday, the Madison City Council was due to vote on a proposal from Mayor Paul Soglin, that would limit use of public benches downtown to one hour and prohibit people from lying on benches, public sidewalks or right-of-ways for most of the day and night. This was part of a broader effort by the Mayor to drive the homeless out of downtown Madison.… Read more ...
The following is the text from a press release by the Green Party:
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Obama hints in his 2013 State of the Union address that he might approve the pipeline; Greens promote the ‘Green New Deal’ and say environmental groups must stop allowing Dems to take support for granted; Obama’s “executive action” to curb climate change won’t work if he keeps promoting more oil and gas production
From a Green Party of the United States announcement, as posted at onthewilderside.com:
Third Global Greens Congress, meeting in Senegal, passes statement of support for the Occupy Movement, Arab Spring, and other democratic movements
US Greens attend the meeting, which also passes “Rio+20 Summit” resolution in advance of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
The third Global Greens Congress, meeting in Dakar, Senegal, last weekend, has adopted a statement of support for popular democratic movements around the world, including Arab Spring, the Spanish Indignants, and the Occupy Movement.… Read more ...
Green congressional candidate Laurel Lambert Schmidt will be present today at a demonstration outside of Trader Joe’s, in favor of the Coalition of Imokalee Workers‘ attempts to organize tomato pickers, as reported here:
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La Grange, IL —
Activists from Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice, Third Unitarian Social Action and Fair Food Chicago will host an informational picket of the Trader Joe’s store in La Grange from noon to 1 p.m.
I went by the Occupy San Francisco camp outside the Federal Reserve building at 101 Market Street yesterday. This thing is really going strong. Although it was late at night, there were maybe 30-40 people camped there, many sleeping, some sitting around talking, etc. Lots of signs, fliers, books, materials, free food that supporters have dropped off, etc.… Read more ...
From an email sent to IPR by the Libertarian Party of Florida
VIDEO UPDATE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOTOenwxsQI
Fla. Libertarian Party Chairman to Surrender Driver’s License in Real ID Protest
CLEARWATER – Libertarian Party of Florida Chairman Adrian Wyllie will surrender his driver’s license in protest of Florida’s implementation of the Real ID Act at noon on Tuesday, May 17 at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office at 29399 Hwy 19 North in Clearwater (map).… Read more ...
By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”
The world is backwards. It should be the taxpayers striking in the streets of Wisconsin. But, private sector taxpayers can’t afford to take a day off, let alone a week. Doesn’t that say everything?… Read more ...
by Omar Mohamad, Socialist Party of South Central Wisconsin and Billy Wharton, co-chair Socialist Party USA:
The mass protests led by public employees unions in Madison, Wisconsin have been presented by some mainstream commentators as a labor’s last stand. They are not. They are a spark, a spark with the potential to create a new protest movement capable of revitalizing our unions, radicalizing student organizing and creating a space for democratic socialist politics.… Read more ...
Karl Dickey at the Examiner:
The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF), the National Motorists Association (NMA) and the Florida Civil Rights Association are jointly participating in a statewide protest this Saturday to raise awareness of the negative effects of red light cameras on driver’s safety and to support State Seantor Rene Garcia’s bill SB672 and the related bill in the Florida House H4087 put forth by Representative Corcoran to repeal red light cameras in the Florida.… Read more ...
By Andrea Pason and Billy Wharton, co-chairs Socialist Party USA- February 11, 2011
Tahrir Square transformed the idea of democracy from a stale ritual that occurs every few years to an open ended struggle for freedom.
We send greetings to the working people of Egypt on the day of their victorious struggle to depose the dictator Hosni Mubarak.… Read more ...