Tag Archives: War in Iraq

Update on Boston Tea Party organizing efforts and endorsements

21 September 2008 Here: 329 members. Facebook: 461. Today we received the final vote to make the national committee unanimous. We now have a state affiliate in Kansas.

19 September 2008 Here: 321 members. Facebook: 457. We continue to grow. The national committee is considering the addition of a Kansas state affiliate, for a full dozen of state affiliates.… Read more ...

Libertarian Joe Buchman debates Democrat and Republican in Utah US House District 1

The Herald Journal
reports

Incumbent Rob Bishop, a Republican, said his goal in running again is “to lose power in Washington” with more influence given to the states.

Morgan Bowen, a Democrat from Hyde Park, said he’s running in part to help address the national debt.

“I’m looking at this incredibly massive, almost $10 trillion national debt, a country that is in an economic crisis, and it gets worse by the day,” Bowen said.

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Mississippi Green John Wages calls for Constitutional convention

Posted at newmenu.org

You wouldn’t know it, but today is Constitution Day, the day we remember the signing of the US Constitution in 1787. In fact, when you look at America today, there’s hardly any sign of the Constitution at all.

The government in Washington
* makes war when it wants to,
* raises taxes when it wants to,
* raises the national debt to over $10 trillion when it wants to,
* throws American citizens in jail without trial when it wants to,
* bails out multi-billion dollar corporations like Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, and AIG when it wants to,
* tortures prisoners of war when it wants to,
* and in numerous other ways violates the Constitution with impunity and denies the natural rights of citizens without being called to account.

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Nader’s media week in review

Posted at
votenader.org

This has been a busy media week for the campaign, as we kicked off our Constitution Day pledge drive and Nader’s Southern tour—traveling to Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas before heading to Tennessee. In Oklahoma, Nader addressed crowds about the state’s discriminatory ballot access laws and its refusal to allow write-in campaigns.

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Nader Youth spokesperson blasts major parties, launches college speaking tour

posted at votenader.org
Contact: Marc Abizeid, 831-818-7736, marcabizeid@votenader.org

As part of the Nader campaign’s Get Out The Vote college speaking tour, Ashley Sanders, youth spokesperson, will be traveling around the country speaking to college audiences on the differences between Ralph Nader’s platforms and the platforms of the two major-party candidates. She’s introduced Mr.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party asks: who’s running the Libertarian Party?

Published at http://bostontea.us/node/263 by Jim Davidson. Additional background here.

On 7 September 2008, the Libertarian National Committee passed a resolution against the war in Afghanistan. To date, we are informed, the party’s staff members have refused to issue a press release on the topic, and have not added it to the LP.org web site as of this writing.

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Greens compare McKinney/Clemente and Obama/Biden on US war policies, impeachment, environment, and energy

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Monday, September 1, 2008

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Greens promote ‘Peace Slate’ and call Obama/Biden the ‘faux antiwar’ ticket, citing Obama’s record and warhawk positions on military funding, US troops in Afghanistan, threats against Iran; McKinney speaks out on Dems’ complicity in Bush-Cheney hijacking of the US

Video: Cindy Sheehan endorses Cynthia McKinney for President
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOZlpLmL7wk
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRNA6nnT2OY

Video: Cynthia McKinney discusses major issues
http://www.youtube.com/user/RunCynthiaRun
http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=RunCynthiaRun

Ms.… Read more ...

Malik Rahim at Green Party national convention

Malik Rahim was a keynote speaker at the Green Party US convention. He is running for Congress in Louisiana’s 2nd district (New Orleans area). According to wikipedia, “Malik Rahim (born Donald Guyton in 1948) is a former Black Panther, convicted felon, and a long-time housing and prison activist in the U.S.… Read more ...

Democrats Against Democracy strike again

The Democrats have been known for doing this all over the country. Mostly because they are not doing anything to serve the constituencies and interest groups they claim to represent. I’ve been toying with the idea of starting Democrats Against Democracy as a formal group. Here they are at work again in Maine:

Independent U.S.

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Sheehan condemns Pelosi on ‘blank check for war’

In a message sent to supporters tonight, independent Congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan slammed her opponent, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, over the passing of the latest war-funding bill. The full text follows:

We at Cindy for Congress wish to express our dismay that Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives once again approved money to continue the illegal, immoral, and destructive occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Stewart Alexander on economic stimulus

Stewart Alexander, the vice-presidential nominee of the Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom VP hopeful, has written an article for Bay Area Indymedia highlighting his concerns with Bush’s $168 billion economic stimulus package:

Millions of working people are waking up to the harsh reality that the Bush stimulus package is not working and that the U.S.

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Nader statement on Ron Paul

Media release from the Nader Team:
June 13, 2008
www.votenader.org
www.officialnaderstore.com

RALPH NADER ISSUES STATEMENT ON DR RON PAUL

Washington, DC——Independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader issued the below statement on Dr Ron Paul today.

“Ron Paul was a lightning rod for millions of Americans against the war in Iraq and for the protection of personal liberties that the two major parties have turned their back on—by continuing to support the illegal criminal war and the PATRIOT Act.… Read more ...