Archive for June, 2005

Green Party Urges Support for Mayor

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Green Mayor Jason West of New Paltz, New York is being prosecuted for officiating at the weddings of 24 same-sex couples in 2004. In a press release posted on their website, the Green Party is urging individuals and groups from around the world to rally to the defense of Mayor West.

If convicted, he could [...]

Letter from the Vice-Chair of the NJCP

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

The following is a letter from Steve Spinosa, the Vice-Chairman of the New Jersey Conservative Party. In his letter, Mr. Spinosa details his interaction with the controversial Brian Phillips, who as of a few weeks ago was removed as chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party.

Dear Mr. Cassidy,

I would be happy to explain the [...]

Video of the NJLP Special Meeting

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

As many of you have read, we’ve been doing some coverage of the recent scandal surrounding the removal of Brian Phillips as the chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party.

If anyone is interested in viewing a video of the May 15th special meeting that was held, please click here. (Note: Requires RealPlayer)

Assorted News From Around the Country

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

With the resignation of San Diego mayor Dick Murphy in the wake of a city pension scandal, the city will hold a special election in July. Libertarian Richard Rider has thrown his hat into the ring, and although he’s an extreme longshot, he seems to be attracting some positive local press.

Various Green Party state [...]

It doesn’t get much stranger than this…

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

In this entry we take a quick look at one of the more extremist fringe parties out there, The U.S. Corporatist Party.

This new “party” appears to be a creation of a small and strange group of activists. If the suspiciously fascist-looking eagle in their logo isn’t enough of a clue, check out this gem [...]

Communist Party Convention in July

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

The Communist Party’s 28th National Convention is being held this July 1st-3rd in Chicago. I couldn’t figure out what hotel it’s being held in, but if you see it somewhere on their site, let me know. I’m just curious as to who’s actually playing host to it.

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Green Party Legislator Uses Power

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

John Eder of Maine is the nation’s only Green Party state representative. In March he was presented with an opportunity when the Democrats needed his vote in order to pass the governor’s budget. In exchange for his cooperation, Eder had a few of his own demands met:

[Eder] agreed to vote for the governor’s [...]

Our Interview with Brian Phillips (Part I)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

The New Jersey Libertarian Party has been thrown into chaos in the last few months. Newly elected state chairman Brian Phillips claims to have uncovered a scandal involving the mishandling of membership dues.

A group of party officials responded to these charges by removing Phillips from his position, and now the party is in danger [...]

Green Party Gains One, Loses One in CA

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

On April 29th, three-term Napa City Councilman Harry Martin - founder and owner of the Napa Sentinel - announced that he had re-registered as a member of the Green Party.

http://gp.org/press/states/ca_2005_04_29.html

On May 26th, Santa Monica City Council member Kevin McKeown announced he was leaving the Green Party over an alleged misappropriation of state party funds.

http://oceanparkgazette.org/2005/may05/mckeown_may26.htm

The Confederate Air Force?

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Below is a somewhat amusing graphic taken from the Southern Independence Party’s website.

The caption reads: “Is this a beautiful sight? We can long for the day that our skies will be full of such birds when the Confederate States Air Force establishes air supremacy over our free Southern skies. Think big and bold. This is [...]

Libertarians Elect Eight in Oregon

Monday, June 6th, 2005

The Libertarians have managed to elect eight new officeholders in Oregon. They captured seats on six School Committees, a Water Board, and a School Board. How’d they do it?

“The real credit goes to the county parties,” Mayer said. “The leaders in Washington and Clackamas counties decided to focus on winnable races, including several [...]