by Darrell Castle
Constitution Party Vice-Chairman
Mohamed Bouazizi was a 26 year old man who lived in a small town in Tunisia called Sidi Bouzid. According to family members, he supported his mother and six sisters with the US$140 per month he earned as a street vendor selling produce from a wheelbarrow-type cart.… Read more ...
San Francisco Libertarian Activist Starchild attended a protest of solidarity with the people of Egypt. The protest took place Saturday, February 5, and took place at United Nations Plaza in San Francisco. Starchild’s rough estimate is perhaps three or four hundred people were present. Starchild writes:
I encourage people to get these and similar images up on as many Libertarian and libertarian sites as possible, including LP.org,
Ron Forthofer ran for Congress and Governor of Colorado with the Green Party. The full piece can be read here.
Despite our revolutionary pedigree and fine words supporting democracy, the U.S. has often sided with dictators who were willing to serve our perceived interests. Even worse, we have gone beyond this sorry state and helped to overthrow democratically elected governments in, among other places, Iran, Guatemala and Chile.
On February 4, 2011 the Boston Tea Party National Committee passed a resolution of support for the Tunisian and Egyptian people by a vote of 4-0 (with 3 not voting).
Whereas all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and
Whereas all human beings have unalienable rights to life, liberty & pursuit of happiness, and
Whereas it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish any government that violates these basic rights, and
Whereas it is the right of the people to institute a new form of government, therefore
Be it resolved, the Boston Tea Party National Committee expresses support for the people of Tunisia and Egypt, and
Be it resolved, the Boston Tea Party National Committee supports the rights of all peoples wishing to alter or abolish their present form of government.
by the Socialist Party USA International Commission- January 31, 2011
Tunisia has become the latest hot spot in a global wave of popular rebellion against failed economic policies, corruption, and despotism. Ongoing protests throughout the country – called the Sidi Bouzid intifada by Tunisians in reference to the city where the protests began – were sparked by the selfimmolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a twenty-six year old street vendor.… Read more ...
There was interesting story which popped up over at IPR (Independent Political Report) last week about a former Libertarian Party committeeman in Wyoming who has broken away from the national LP and, with a few like minded fellows, started his own party which is known simply as the Country Party.… Read more ...
After weeks of public protests on- and offline the Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali resigned and escaped the country last Friday. Today, the head of the transitional government, Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi, announced his new cabinet members which include a familiar name.… Read more ...
As some of you may know, there have been demonstrations and protests in Tunisia regarding dismay over unemployment and less than stellar living conditions, among other things. These protests began in December 2010. So far five have died, maybe more.
From the official Tunisia Pirate Party press release (the English version of the press release on their Facebook page isn’t the most elegant, I have cleaned it up as best as I could, the link to their original post is at the end of this newsletter):
“Three members of the party, were arrested by the Tunisian political police.… Read more ...