In the high profile murder case of illegal immigrant Garcia Zarate, the man who fired the fatal shot that killed San Francisco woman Kate Steinle three summers ago, the lead defense attorney may be someone with whom IPR readers are familiar. Public defender Matt Gonzalez, a longtime Green Party activist, secured the “not guilty” verdict for Zarate on the two most serious of three charges Zarate faced.… Read more ... “Third Party Connection in Kate Steinle Murder Case”
(Via ATPR): Press release from Jill2016.com, September 1st, 2016:
Challenges former VP to support ranked choice voting
Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate, responded today to former Vice President Al Gore’s recent statement repeating the myth that Ralph Nader cost Gore the 2000 election. At the same time, Gore urged voters concerned about climate change to vote for Hillary Clinton.… Read more ... “Jill Stein rebuffs Al Gore’s “baseless attack on Green Party””
by Peter B. Gemma
I’ve interviewed several presidential candidates over the years, but Darcy Richardson is a tough subject. He is the envy of political writers, has a diverse background in electioneering, and Darcy’s involvement in and knowledge of key policy issues should intimidate any candidate who finds himself in the election arena with him.… Read more ... “An Interview with Darcy Richardson, Reform Party Presidential Candidate.”
Dan Phillips, also known as Red Phillips, is a longtime IPR contributor. He published the following article today at EconomicPopulist.org:
Recently I wrote an article regarding Darcy Richardson’s candidacy for the Reform Party nomination. Well a funny thing happened at the Reform Party Convention last weekend. Instead of picking a nominee, they postpone the decision until 8 Aug.… Read more ... “Dan Phillips: The Reform Party’s Branding Problem and Election 2016”
In an interview with Paul Jay of REAL NEWS NETWORK published 22 FEB 2016, Ralph Nader, the Green Party Presidential Candidate in 1996 and 2000, and an Independent Presidential Candidate in 2004 and 2008 says that both the Republican and Democratic Parties are now, in effect, a single Corporatist Party. The portion of the full video available at https://youtu.be/yY5yXeiES1Q transcribed below begins at 2:05.… Read more ... “Ralph Nader: Democrat and Republican Parties have become a single “Corporatist Party””
Four time Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader wrote an open letter to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders giving Sanders eight points of advice. In it, Nader specifically mentions his Left-Right convergence idea, and proposes Sanders make a Newt Gingrich-like Contract for America.
Dear Senator Sanders,
You’ve come a long way without my advice, but now that you are running for president, you may be interested in these suggestions:
- You’ve taken progressive positions on “decent paying job programs” such as investing in repairing our country’s public works, raising the minimum wage, strengthening labor laws, opposing the good-job-exporting, corporate-managed trade treaties such as NAFTA and WTO, and creating a Youth Job Corps.
… Read more ... “Ralph Nader Pens Open Letter to Bernie Sanders”
Consumer advocate and four time Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader appeared yesterday on Fox Business Network calling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a “breath of fresh air,” explaining that he was “delighted” by Trump’s refusal to rule out a third party bid.
“The two party tyranny that blocks voter choices and dominates the political scene on behalf of big business needs to be broken up and Trump is the one to do it,” said Nader to host Deirdre Bolton, “it takes a billionaire.… Read more ... “Ralph Nader Praises Donald Trump as “Breath of Fresh Air””
In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, Oliver B. Hall of the Center for Competitive Democracy, which works to eliminate barriers to political participation and protect open and competitive elections, criticizes left-wing journalist and scholar Todd Gitlin over an op-ed he wrote for the Times last week on Sen.… Read more ... “CCD’s Hall: “Radical politics” must challenge two-party structure”
In my Best Of 2014 YouTube video, I highlight the best moments of my celebrity interviews, homeless outreach, and comedic videos. The video includes a lot of focus on promoting alternative political party options.
Appearing in the video:
• Pastor Joel Osteen
• Congresswoman Debbie Schultz
• Congressman Adam Schiff
• Famed attorney Gloria Allred
• Actress Marlo Thomas
• Activist Ralph Nader
• Reporter Maria Shriver
• Journalist Abby Martin of Breaking The Set
• Former U.S.… Read more ... “Alternative Political Party Advancement Support Highlighted In Best Of Jeff 4 Justice 2014 Vid”
(The following piece by Ralph Nader was originally published in the Huffington Post.)
Let us celebrate today the latest initiatives of our nation’s growing food safety movement.
Across the country, consumers are demanding the right to know what is in their food, and labeling of genetically engineered food.
It’s a vibrant and diverse coalition: mothers and grandmothers, health libertarians, progressives, foodies, environmentalists, main street conservatives and supporters of free-market economics.… Read more ... “Ralph Nader: The Food Safety Movement Grows Tall”
(The following piece was authored by Ralph Nader and originally published on Huffington Post.)
During a recent talk at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson indicated his support for legislation in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage. “I will tell you we will support legislation that moves forward,” he said.… Read more ... “Ralph Nader: Minimum Wage Support Grows”