Daily Archives: December 29, 2015

Lp.org: 101 potential candidates file in Texas



101 potential candidates have filed to run for office as Libertarians in Texas for the 2016 elections.

The filing deadline was on December 14. Texas has the second-earliest filing deadline for non-establishment parties, behind Arkansas, whose 2016 candidates had to file in early November. Continue reading

Freedom Socialist Party: Identity politics and free Nestora Salgado

From the Freedom Socialist Party website:

Identity politics: dead end for student activism

Miriam Padilla
December 2015

Miriam Padilla

After being denied the truth about our history in early schooling and fed lies about the causes of racism in the United States, people of color care deeply about learning their history in college. As a first-generation student and woman of color, I know how oppression on campus directly hits new students. Tuition is huge, financial aid scarce, classes not that relevant to what’s happening in our lives. Our campuses are predominantly white. Living proof that higher education under capitalism is as infected with inequality and bigotry as life off-campus. Continue reading

Reason.com covers John McAfee’s presidential bid

Anti-Virus Pioneer John McAfee Enters Libertarian Party Presidential Race

McAfee talks about his colorful life, why the country needs him, the coming cyberwar, how he has “no trouble getting press” and why, despite supporting public works projects, he was “libertarian before the word.”

Interview with Billy Roper

Billy Roper, a White Nationalist and briefly a candidate for the 2012 presidential nomination of the now-defunct Boston Tea Party, took some time to answer questions about his recent activities and his thoughts on 2016 American Freedom Party presidential nominee Bob Whitaker and the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Roper is a former member of the National Alliance and is the founder of White Revolution, which folded in 2011.  As covered at Uncovered Politics, he ran as a write-in candidate for governor of Arkansas in 2010, and, in addition to his Boston Tea Party candidacy, was the 2012 presidential nominee of the Nationalist Party before withdrawing from the race.
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