Tag Archives: protest

Libertarians hold sit-in to help defeat Madison, WI proposal to prohibit sitting in public for too long

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 ...

Green Party to Participate in Protest Against Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline in D.C. on February 17th

The following is the text from a press release by the Green Party:


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

Green Party response to the 2013 State of the Union, with 2012 presidential nominee Jill Stein (Green Party Livestream) http://livestre.am/4l4JERead more ...

Global Greens support for the Occupy Movement, Arab Spring, and other democratic movements

From a Green Party of the United States announcement, as posted at onthewilderside.com:
Former logo of the Global Greens

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 ...

Freedom Socialist Party: Enough already!

From an article on the Freedom Socialist Party website:
Let’s provide socialist alternatives to the electoral farce in 2012
December 2011

Photo credits: ABC News (sign); Philly Workers Voice (protest); Joey Lawrence (homeless)

Everywhere you look people are marching in the streets, conducting general strikes, defying cops, occupying banks, joining each other’s protests.… Read more ...

Illinois Green congressional candidate joins Coalition of Imokalee Workers demonstration

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:

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.

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Occupy movement shows significant pro-freedom leanings

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 ...

UPDATE: FL Libertarian Party Chairman Surrenders Driver’s License in Real ID Protest, Notifies Police

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 ...

South Carolina Green Party endorsed Rally for a Moral Budget

Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

Daisy Deadhead, a Green Party member in Greenville SC, has posted a number of photos of a Green Party endorsed “Rally for a Moral Budget” at her blog, Daisy’s Dead Air. The hour long demonstration was held at the State House in Columbia, SC.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: Comparing the Life of a Government Employee with the Private Sector

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 ...

Socialist Party USA: ‘Democracy in the Streets: Madison Mobilizes to Defeat the Anti-Labor Walker’

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 ...

Florida Libertarians join statewide protest against red light cameras

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 ...

Socialist Party USA: Socialism and the Spirit of Tahrir Square

By Andrea Pason and Billy Wharton, co-chairs Socialist Party USA- February 11, 2011
Socialist Webzine:

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 ...