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Istvan: Aging is a disease (March 28, 2017, 12:01 PM)

Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, is now seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2018 nomination for governor of California. Istvan reports on the Google+ social network that The Daily Dot has published “[t]he first of my major #Libertarian policy articles for my California gubernatorial run.”

Titled “Why aging is a disease,” with the teaser “The future of Libertarianism could be radically different,” the piece argues that aging, disease and other “natural” ills are no less violations of the non-aggression principle than is human initiation of force:

A challenge has recently been posed to the non-aggression principle.

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MT: Green Party sues for inclusion in special congressional election (March 28, 2017, 03:52 AM)

Per Missoula’s KGVO radio news:

39 year-old Thomas Breck of Missoula is the Green Party candidate for the Congressional seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, who was recently confirmed as Secretary of the Interior.

Breck, the father of three, is a carpenter and a student at the University of Montana. He explains why the Green Party has had to sue to be included on the special election ballot set for May 25.

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LPCO: Big Convention, Big Plans (March 27, 2017, 08:45 PM)

From a Media Release by the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

The Libertarian Party of Colorado held its annual convention last weekend, March 24-26 2017, at the Westin hotel in Westminster Colorado.

Events began on Friday with a mixer, and concluded after business on Sunday.  The event included many speakers from around the country, and resulted in many changes to the makeup of the party?s leadership.… Read more ...


LP.org: Announcing our 2018 national convention theme (March 27, 2017, 08:44 PM)

LP.org:

Dear Libertarian,

Over the last couple of weeks, I have emailed you about the contest to help choose our 2018 Libertarian Party National Convention theme.

Thanks to all who have voted and donated.

The final results are in!

Our 2018 Libertarian Party National Convention theme will be “I’m That Libertarian!”

For those who don’t know, this phrase references the motivational speech made by Dr.… Read more ...


LP.org blog: Kamal Jain showed how to campaign on government transparency (March 27, 2017, 08:36 PM)

LP.org blog:

Kamal Jain

Kamal Jain (1969?2015) was a state chair for the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts, a Libertarian state senate candidate, and a two-time candidate for state auditor (once on the Republican ticket, once as a Libertarian). His campaigns provide a blueprint for running on government transparency. They also demonstrate how ?losing? candidates can raise public awareness and have a significant impact on government policy.… Read more ...


Libertarian Party condemns arrest and detention of Cuban freedom activists (March 27, 2017, 08:19 PM)

Mises Cuba

LP.org press release:

The Libertarian National Committee of the United States condemns the arrest and detention of political dissidents Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez, who have been detained by the Cuban government since their arrest on February 2.

Both men were targeted for peacefully promoting small government, civil liberties, and free markets, for which they occasionally distributed flyers and put up posters.… Read more ...


Darryl W. Perry: Sanctuary Cities are nullifying at a local level (March 27, 2017, 08:11 PM)

Darryl W. Perry is chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire and sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2016. Originally posted at fpp.cc:

President Donald Trump recently signed an Executive Order aimed at withholding federal funding from so-called Sanctuary Cities. Trump?s order states, ?Many aliens who illegally enter the United States and those who overstay or otherwise violate the terms of their visas present a significant threat to national security and public safety.… Read more ...


Workers World: ?Call him by his real name? (March 27, 2017, 07:46 PM)

workers.org:

As dissatisfaction with this stagnating capitalist system has grown in most of the Western imperialist countries, pundits and the media have come up with a label for politicians who rail against the ?establishment? and speak in the name of ?the people.? That word is ?populist.? But, like the politicians they pin the term on, the media are deliberately confusing the public.… Read more ...


Honkala Joins Trans-Partisan Call For Election Investigation (March 27, 2017, 07:34 PM)

GP.org:


Honkala along with Greens, Republicans, and Democrats call for full investigation of intimidation and election fraud

PHILADELPHIA, Pa ? Numerous incidents of election fraud and voter intimidation were reported throughout the day of the special election, March 21, by voters, poll workers, and volunteers supporting the endorsed candidates of all three parties represented.… Read more ...


Ralph Nader: ?Reason and Justice Address Realities? (March 27, 2017, 06:30 PM)

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are off the table?either consciously or because they are deemed inconvenient.… Read more ...


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