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CIDH CONDENA MUERTE DE ORLANDO ZAPATA EN CUBA /IACHR CONDEMNS DEATH OF ORLANDO ZAPATA IN CUBA

Posted in Cuba by alvarezgalloso on febrero 27, 2010

CIDH CONDENA MUERTE DE ORLANDO ZAPATA EN CUBA 
Washington, D.C., 26 de febrero de 2010 – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) lamenta profundamente y condena la muerte del disidente cubano Orlando Zapata Tamayo, quien murió de inanición tras 85 días de huelga de hambre. La CIDH expresa su pésame y solidaridad con sus familiares. 
El señor Zapata Tamayo era una de las víctimas del Caso Número 12.476, donde la Comisión Interamericana recomendó al Estado de Cuba ordenar la liberación inmediata e incondicional de todas las víctimas declarando nulas las condenas en su contra, por haberse basado en leyes que imponen restricciones ilegítimas a sus derechos humanos. El informe de fondo de este caso, aprobado el 21 de octubre de 2006, también recomendaba adoptar las medidas necesarias para adecuar sus leyes, procedimientos y prácticas a las normas internacionales sobre derechos humanos, reparar a las víctimas y sus familiares por el daño material e inmaterial sufrido en virtud de las violaciones a la Declaración Americana establecidas en el informe, y adoptar las medidas necesarias para evitar que hechos similares volvieran a cometerse. El Estado de Cuba no ha cumplido con las recomendaciones de la CIDH. 
Orlando Zapata Tamayo había sido detenido en marzo de 2003, en el contexto de una ola represiva del Estado de Cuba en contra de activistas de derechos humanos y periodistas independientes. Las más de 70 personas detenidas ese mes fueron sometidas entre el 3 y el 7 de abril de 2003 a procesos que no duraron más de un día, realizados a puertas cerradas, impidiendo la entrada reporteros, diplomáticos y público en general, al cabo de los cuales fueron sentenciados a cumplir penas de prisión de hasta 28 años. En esa ocasión, el señor Zapata Tamayo había sido condenado a tres años de prisión.  
Posteriormente, el señor Zapata Tamayo fue condenado en Cuba a otras penas de cárcel, en virtud de sus opiniones disidentes. Según información periodística, habría sido sentenciado a 36 años de prisión. Información recibida por la CIDH indica que el señor Zapata Tamayo habría sido sometido a tortura y tratos inhumanos en la prisión Kilo 8.
 Por otra parte, la CIDH recibió información de que tras la muerte del señor Zapata Tamayo, al menos 50 opositores habrían sido detenidos o forzados a quedarse en sus casas para evitar que fueran al velatorio y el entierro. 
La Comisión vuelve a manifestar que las restricciones a los derechos políticos, a la libertad de expresión y de difusión del pensamiento, la falta de elecciones y la falta de independencia del poder judicial, configuran una situación permanente de trasgresión en Cuba de los derechos fundamentales de sus ciudadanas y ciudadanos. La Comisión insta una vez más al Estado a realizar las reformas necesarias conforme a sus obligaciones internacionales en materia de derechos humanos. 
La CIDH desea reiterar en esta oportunidad al Estado de Cuba la recomendación de ordenar la liberación inmediata e incondicional de todas las víctimas del Caso 12.476, declarando nulas las condenas en su contra por haberse basado en leyes que imponen restricciones ilegítimas a sus derechos humanos. La CIDH insta además al Estado de Cuba a adecuar sus normas procesales a los estándares internacionales aplicables en materia de debido proceso, a fin de que las personas que acudan a los tribunales para la determinación de sus derechos y responsabilidades cuenten con garantías legales mínimas para ejercer sus medios de defensa.  
La CIDH es un órgano principal y autónomo de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), cuyo mandato surge de la Carta de la OEA y de la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos. La Comisión está integrada por siete miembros independientes que se desempeñan en forma personal, que no representan a ningún país en particular y que son elegidos por la Asamblea General de la OEA.  
 
IACHR CONDEMNS DEATH OF ORLANDO ZAPATA IN CUBA 
Washington, D.C., February 26, 2010 — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) deeply regrets and condemns the death of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died of starvation after 85 days on a hunger strike. The IACHR expresses its condolences and solidarity with his next of kin. 
Mr. Zapata Tamayo was one of the victims in IACHR Case No. 12.476, in which the Inter-American Commission recommended to the State of Cuba that it order the immediate and unconditional release of all the victims in the case and overturn their convictions, inasmuch as they were based on laws that impose unlawful restrictions on their human rights. The report on the merits in this case, approved on October 21, 2006, also recommended that the State adopt the measures necessary to adapt its laws, procedures, and practices to international human rights laws; redress the victims and their next of kin for the pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages suffered as a result of the violations of the American Declaration established in the report; and adopt the measures necessary to prevent a recurrence of similar acts. The State of Cuba has not complied with the IACHR’s recommendations. 
Orlando Zapata Tamayo was detained in March 2003, as part of a crackdown by the State of Cuba against human rights activists and independent journalists. Between April 3 and 7, 2003, the more than 70 individuals who had been detained in March were subject to proceedings that lasted no longer than a day and were held behind closed doors, with access barred to reporters, diplomats, and the general public. At the end of the proceedings, they were sentenced to prison terms of up to 28 years. At that time, Mr. Zapata Tamayo was sentenced to three years in prison. 
Subsequently, Mr. Zapata Tamayo was sentenced in Cuba to additional prison terms, due to his dissident opinions. According to news accounts, he had reportedly been sentenced to 36 years in prison. Information received by the IACHR indicates that Mr. Zapata Tamayo had been subjected to torture and inhumane treatment in the Kilo 8 prison. 
Meanwhile, the IACHR also received information that, following the death of Mr. Zapata Tamayo, at least 50 dissidents reportedly were detained or forced to remain in their houses to prevent them from attending the wake and funeral. 
The Commission reiterates that restrictions to political rights and to freedom of expression and the dissemination of thought; the lack of elections; and the lack of independence of the judiciary create a permanent situation in Cuba in which the fundamental rights of its citizens are violated. The Commission once again urges the State to carry out the reforms that are necessary in accordance with its international human rights obligations.   
The IACHR would like to reiterate to the State of Cuba the recommendation that it order the immediate and unconditional release of all the victims in Case 12.476 and overturn their convictions, inasmuch as they were based on laws that impose unlawful restrictions on their human rights. The IACHR also urges the State of Cuba to adapt its legal procedures to applicable international standards for due process, so that those who go before the courts for a determination of their rights and responsibilities can count on the minimum legal guarantees to be able to exercise their defense.   
 
A principal, autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS), the IACHR derives its mandate from the OAS Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights. The Commission is composed of seven independent members who act in a personal capacity, without representing a particular country, and who are elected by the OAS General Assembly. 
 María Isabel Rivero
Directora de la Oficina de Prensa y Difusión
Press and Outreach Office Director
Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Tel. +1 (202) 458-3867

TODOS CUBANOS,  TODOS HERMANOS Y  AHORA LA LIBERTAD

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Cristina Kirchner está cometiendo su último error JOSE BRECHNER

Posted in Jose Brechner by alvarezgalloso on febrero 20, 2010

Cristina Kirchner está cometiendo su último error
JOSE BRECHNER
Cristina Kirchner dejó de gustar hace mucho tiempo. La presidenta está entrando en la desesperación. Dos de sus secretarios renunciaron a sus puestos, el más cercano a ella, su secretario privado, por acusaciones de enriquecimiento ilícito. Ella también está siendo cuestionada junto a su marido por el mismo motivo al haber incrementado su fortuna desde que llegaron al poder en más de 500 por ciento.
La inflación y la pobreza están ensombreciendo a la Argentina anunciando el preludio de la que puede ser una gran crisis. Cuando terminen las vacaciones de verano, la gente retorne al trabajo y descubra que los precios de los productos básicos subieron tanto que no les permitirá llevar una vida decente, habrá descontento generalizado que puede devenir en eclosión social.
Cristina se apoderó de los fondos del Tesoro para pagar deudas. Advertencia de que un nuevo default también es posible.
La autoritaria mandataria considera que sus súbditos son estúpidos y hace comentarios denigrantes burlándose de su inteligencia. La K está llevando su viveza a niveles inconcebibles. En las últimas semanas declaró que “…la carne subió debido a las lluvias”, días después agregó que deberían comer cerdo añadiendo que:”…la ingesta de cerdo mejora la actividad sexual”, y la más insólita y cristinesca respuesta de todas, frente a las críticas generalizadas: “Ladran Sancho señal de que son perros”.
Insultos y menosprecio por sus compatriotas que en contraposición a su gobierno están dando un ejemplo de civilidad y contención pocas veces visto, manteniéndose consecuentes con la democracia, por más que ésta dejo de existir ya que el grupo gobernante hace literalmente lo que le da la gana.
Es la dictadura del partido, con libertad pero sin ley ni seguridad. Igual que ocurre en los demás países progresistas: Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua y Ecuador.
La situación argentina es mala y puede volverse peor. Para desviar la atención y estimular una forzada unidad nacional, como intentó el General Leopoldo Galtieri a comienzo de los 80 cuando las dictaduras militares llegaron a su desgaste total, la presidenta está desafiando a Inglaterra reabriendo la llaga sobre la potestad de las Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands).
Los últimos sondeos indican que en la plataforma marítima del lugar existe petróleo y a Cristina se le está haciendo agua la boca. Emitió un decreto presidencial que dice: “Todo buque que se proponga transitar entre puertos ubicados en la Argentina continental y las Malvinas o atravesar aguas jurisdiccionales argentinas a Malvinas, o cargar mercadería entre estos puertos, tendrá que solicitar autorización previa al Gobierno argentino”.
Si la presidenta piensa intimidar a los británicos y pretende que el ejército argentino –al que los extremistas de su tanda destruyeron– salga a defenderla, puede llevarse sorpresas desagradables.
Con su país ella sabrá hasta dónde puede jugar. Los peronistas han hecho lo que han querido con los argentinos izando la imagen de su extinto líder, que izquierdistas, derechistas, dictadores y demócratas usan a su conveniencia. Pero si cree que puede amedrentar a los ingleses, está cometiendo su último error.
www.josebrechner.com 
 

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Taylor Lautner, New York Times, Family Guy

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Snitker and Libs Talk Florida and America

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on febrero 15, 2010

Disclaimer: The following interview is the sole opinion of the interviewee and does not reflect Ohio Stranger nor the interviewer.

During the Campaign for the 2010 Elections, AlvarezGalloso has decided to interview candidates who have not received publicity but deserve to be heard in order for the people to make a decision. Alex Snitker is running for the US Senate Seat from Florida on the Libertarian Party Ticket. The following was conducted via E Mail.

1. What was the reason you decided to run for the Senate? 

I no longer believe that the politicians are listening to the people. Americans are looking for a man of the people, a person who will stand up and fight for the liberty of every citizen. They want a candidate who will return this country to the principals of our founders. My campaign is what the majority of the people are looking for.

2. What can Alexander Snitker and the Libertarian Party offer to the people of the Florida that the Republicans and Democrats cannot or will not offer? 

I will be a candidate who will answer to the people, a candidate who will return the power in this country back to the American people. I am the only candidate who is running on the issues to deal with The Federal Reserve. I am the only candidate that is an advocate for the Fair Tax. I will return this country to a non interventionist foreign policy in line with the founder’s beliefs.

3. You have talked about the Fair Tax in your blog. What is the concept of the Fair Tax and what does it mean for everyday people in Florida ? 

It means you get to keep your whole paycheck. Americans will not pay taxes below the poverty level. April 15th will just be another day. Business will begin to hire more employees. Companies will expand and open new locations. This will lower unemployment and start to return the control to the people and away from the politicians.  

4. There have been discussions about reducing the Federal Budget. What would you do in the Senate in order to reduce a Federal Budget that has grown to monstrous proportions

Any spending bill would require 120% cut from the budget. We will consolidate and cut any redundant Federal program. Spending will be frozen until we have a balanced budget. We will begin withdrawing of our troops in non combat areas within 12-24 months and in combat areas in 24-48 months. We will look at every dime that is being spent looking for fraud waste and abuse in the system and eliminate it.

5. The issue of term limits has been discussed in various tea party meetings. What is the reason behind term limits and how can they be applied? 

This is a major problem in Washington . Our founders never envisioned that people would want to stay in Washington for 20,30,40+ years. Elected officials should have to come back to the private sector and deal with the laws that they pass. I also think that one of the reasons the Federal Government is so large and powerful is that some elected officials stay there for so long they forget that Government is not a business. There should not be career politicians. Go and serve the public and leave.  

We need to have citizen-legislators in office. These people will focus on the job at hand and not worry about constantly running for reelection. Elected officials will try to do more when they are in office and not hold off on legislation until the next election. This will open up the process to more Americans to show what they have to offer. Term Limits are another systemic problem in Washington and the reason the whole system is broken.

6. The discussions in the streets have been about how America has spread itself too thin in the world. What can America do to help America first? 

The process of bringing our troops home from around the world will begin. We will also end foreign aid except for immediate disaster relief. We need to make sure every American is free from the need of the federal government. We need to make it a national focus. Only with a strong and free America will the world prosper.

7. What is the 10th Amendment Pledge? 

As a public office holder, or a candidate for public office, I affirm that:

1. All just political authority is derived from the People, and government may only be established and maintained with their consent.

2. The People of each State have the sole and exclusive right and power to govern themselves in all areas not delegated to their government.

3. A government without limits is a tyranny.

4. The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the people to the federal government in the Constitution, and also that which is necessary and proper to advancing those powers specifically enumerated in the Constitution of the United States. The rest is to be handled by the state governments, or by the people themselves, as they determine.

5. In order for a federally-exercised power to be “necessary and proper” it must be a) something that, without which, would make the enumerated power impossible to exercise, and b) a lesser power than that which has been enumerated.

6. The “Interstate Commerce Clause” in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, does not permit Congress to regulate matters that merely affect commerce among the States. It only permits Congress to regulate trade among the States.

7. The phrase, “general Welfare,” in Article I, Section 8 does not authorize Congress to enact any laws it claims are in the “general Welfare” of the United States . The phrase sets forth the requirement that all laws passed by Congress in Pursuance of the enumerated powers of the Constitution shall also be in the general Welfare of the United States . This was affirmed by James Madison when he wrote: “With respect to the words “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.”

8. The federal government is not authorized to tax the People to raise monies for unconstitutional purposes. Likewise, the federal government is not authorized to condition funding to State or local governments on compliance with mandates which require them to do what the federal government is not authorized to do directly.

9. When Congress enacts laws and regulations that are not made in Pursuance of the powers enumerated in the Constitution, the People are not bound to obey them.

10. When the federal government exceeds its Constitutional authority, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy. Without that remedy, the People would be living in a tyranny, under the unlawful and excessive control of one or more branches of the federal government. The 10

As a public office holder, or a candidate for public office, I promise that, as long as I hold office:

1. My votes will always be in favor of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this State. Every issue. Every time. No exceptions. No excuses.

2. I do, and will continue to, oppose any and all efforts by the federal government to act beyond its Constitutional authority

3. I will proactively introduce and support measures designed to adhere to the Tenth Amendment and preserve, to their fullest extent, the powers of the People in my district, and of the legislators and administrations of my State.

4. I will introduce, sponsor and support a resolution affirming the sovereignty of the People of each State under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

5. I will introduce, sponsor, and support legislation that seeks to repeal laws and regulations that are outside the scope of the powers delegated by the people to the federal government.

6. I will introduce, sponsor and support legislation that provides such relief as is necessary and proper to provide fair redress to the citizens of my State in response to actions by the federal government which exceeds its Constitutional authority.

7. Whenever I vote in favor of a new federal power, I will always make public my justification for it within the confines of the enumerated powers of the Constitution.

8. I will only vote in favor of a bill that I have thoroughly read, considered and understood.

9. I will be accountable to voters. Upon request, I will make public every vote I cast while in office.

10. I will keep this pledge public, and will provide a link on my website which directs constituents to the text of this pledge.

 

8. What would be the Energy Policy proposed by Mr. Snitker and the Libertarian Party?

 

I view energy independence as a severe national security risk.  America has to become energy independent as soon as possible we need renewable to expand our economy in the long run.  I also understand that we will not eliminate the need for oil but we can drastically reduce the amount of oil we use.   

I think we look at the power grid the wrong way in this country. We need to look at the relationship between the homeowner or building owner and the grid. How can we get homeowner and building owner to start generating more power than they need? Renewable Energy. Different areas in this country can produce different types of renewable energy. Structure this plan so that the homeowner or building owner will eventually be able to make money selling energy back to the grid if they will reduce the amount of energy that they use. Spend the money up front to enable Americans to become small power plant owners.

Solar power will work in many areas. In other areas we need to try anything and everything to produce electricity in a similar way to solar. Americans needs to manufacture and perfect this technology ahead of the rest of the world. If we can do this we will be able to manufacture this technology in the United States and export it to the world. If you can generate your own energy then you would want a car that ran on the energy that you were able to make at home.

We also need to use all the energy available in America . Expand offshore drilling, nuclear, natural gas and anything Americans can come up with. Renewable energy will not be able to make us independent alone and we need the tax revenues of these sources.

I want America to set a date to be energy independent. This needs to be a national priority. There has to be cooperation between government, business and the people with an overall goal to eventually remove the government involvement.

9. What can Mr. Snitker and the Libertarian Party do to promote Education Reform taking into account the state of public schools? 

My views on education is that the only way schools will become better is to give every parent the power to hold the individual schools accountable to teach up to the level that parents should expect. The best way to accomplish this is with some kind of school voucher program. Give every parent a voucher so they can choose where they will send their children and their money. The good schools will flourish and the bad schools will get better or be shut down. This will also create an industry of smaller less expensive private schools. I also do not care where parents want to send their children as long as it will provide an education up to some set of standards. 

As a new father, I also place more responsibility on every parent that is out there. It is our job to be more involved in the education of our children. Parents need to understand that if your child cannot read then place the blame on yourself and the government school they are going to. Parents need to get involved in their child’s education. Every parent needs to volunteer at the school their child attends in some form or another. The Government will not fix this problem with more money. It will get fixed by all parents selecting the best place for their children and their money to go. I also think that there is waste in some spending within the school systems. Competition will get rid of the wasteful and redundant spending of the individual school systems because they will have to compete with the private sector.

10. How will you deal with immigration [legal and illegal]?  

 

The very first thing we need to do is to make illegal immigrants pay taxes. The FairTax will make sure that happens.  Americans will get the benefit of the prebate from the Fair Tax but all people in this country should have to pay taxes. We need to enforce the immigration laws on the books and punish companies who hire illegal immigrants. Next thing is to secure the border. This is a major national security issue. We need to know everyone coming into this country. I do not fear illegal immigrants coming here for a better life but we cannot allow an open border.

Next we need to identify all the illegal immigrants and either give them a path to citizenship or deport them. We can not deport every illegal immigrant in this country but those that are criminals need to go. Illegal immigrants need to go through a process to even earn an opportunity to become an American citizen. This will include background checks, medical screening, and classes in the rules, rights and responsibilities of each and every American citizen. Becoming an American citizen should not be guaranteed or given but earned. 

America is still a beacon of hope  Hundreds of thousands of petitions for immigration are received every month by the US Customs and Immigration Service. This demand is indeed a simple measure of how great America is.    America is a magnet to the best and brightest around the world.   These highly skilled and productive future Americans are a new infusion of blood, keeping the heart of our nation beating strong.  We are a revolutionary nation of immigrants, and we derive our greatness from it

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Cuba Te Espera

Posted in Cuba by alvarezgalloso on febrero 15, 2010

A todos se les invita para el encuentro de este martes 16 a las  7:30 pm en La Inmaculada de Hialeah. Sera en un salon parroquial. Les incluyo una idea de la convocatoria al taller anterior y continuaremos haciendo camino en los talleres de rencuentro . Ya hemos visto los tstimonios de los participantes anteriormente. Este nuevo encuentro contara con la participacion de otros que se han enterado o no pudieron venir el pasado miercoles y le ha interesado el proceso. Los esperamos.
 
¿Alguna vez has querido “hacer algo por Cuba” pero no sabes qué hacer?
 
¿Sientes que los esfuerzos de la disidencia se desaparecen sin tener impacto?
 
¿La política te llena de cinismo, desesperanza y miedo?
 
Entendemos.  Pero los cubanos somos demasiado dispuestos y trabajadores para darnos por vencidos en la lucha por un futuro mejor para nuestro país.
 
Te invitamos a conocer más sobre el Movimiento Cristiano Liberación – Su importancia como movimiento politico en Cuba, la preocupación del régimen ante la movilizacion ciudadadana como el Proyecto Varela, y la influencia en la política exterior de los países democráticos de los miembros de este movimiento político interno. 
 
Acompáñanos en una de las siguientes fechas:
                                                        
10 febrero 2010 (miércoles), 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Iglesia Immaculate Conception, Parish Building 4497 W 1st Ave., Hialeah
Salón St, Ann
 
16 febrero 2010 (martes), 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Iglesia Immaculate Conception,Parish Building 4497 W 1st Ave., Hialeah
Salón Holly Family
 
20 marzo 2010 (sábado), 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ermita de la Caridad, 3609 South Miami Avenue, Miami
Salón Mons. Eduardo Boza Masvidal
 
[Para mayor información:
mcl2004jhs@yahoo.com  , nuevaondacuba@gmail.com  ,
osmelrd@yahoo.com  , jrodriguez@ycalum.com , Maldonado.ac@gmail.com )
 
 305-218-9522
 
Sin esperanza no hay futuro.

 
TODOS CUBANOS,  TODOS HERMANOS Y  AHORA LA LIBERTAD

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Haz Algo Para Cuba

Posted in Cuba by alvarezgalloso on febrero 6, 2010

¿Alguna vez has querido “hacer algo por Cuba” pero no sabes qué hacer?
 
¿Sientes que los esfuerzos de la disidencia se desaparecen sin tener impacto?
 
¿La política te llena de cinismo, desesperanza y miedo?
 
Entendemos.  Pero los cubanos somos demasiado dispuestos y trabajadores para darnos por vencidos en la lucha por un futuro mejor para nuestro país.
 
Te invitamos a conocer más sobre el Movimiento Cristiano Liberación – Su importancia como movimiento politico en Cuba, la preocupación del régimen ante la movilizacion ciudadadana como el Proyecto Varela, y la influencia en la política exterior de los países democráticos hacia los miembros de este movimiento político interno. 
 
Acompáñanos este proximo miercoles
                                                        
10 febrero 2010 (miércoles), 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion, Esificio parroquial 4497 W 1st Ave., Hialeah. 33012
Salón St. Ann
 
 
[Para mayor información:
mcl2004jhs@yahoo.com  , nuevaondacuba@gmail.com  ,
osmelrd@yahoo.com  , jrodriguez@ycalum.com , Maldonado.ac@gmail.com )
 
 305-218-9522
No te pierdas esta oprtunidad de tener confianza ahora de nuestro destino en libertad has contacto hoy mismo para 
                     participar. Reserva tu participacion
Sin esperanza no hay futuro.

TODOS CUBANOS,  TODOS HERMANOS Y  AHORA LA LIBERTAD

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Libertarians Open New HQ;Launch New Candidate How-to Book [Libertarian Party of Texas]

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on febrero 6, 2010

Libertarians Open New HQ;

Launch New Candidate
How-to Book

 
AUSTIN, TEXAS – February 5th, 2010 — The Libertarian Party of Texas will officially open their new headquarters in Austin on Monday, February 8th at 7:00PM at 1904 Guadalupe St. Libertarians and the general public are invited to attend the Grand Opening celebration.  Refreshments will be provided.  LPT Executive Director Robert Butler will also be signing copies of his new book, 18 Steps to Win a Local Election.

 
“We are very excited about our new office in the heart of Austin, right between the university and the Texas Capitol.  We look forward to working with the Libertarian Longhorns, and being a resource for Libertarians statewide,” said LPT Chair Patrick Dixon.  “We are also right down the hallway from Brave New Books which has been a gathering place for Austin’s liberty movement for four years.”
 
18 Steps to Win a Local Election is the first campaign handbook and workbook written expressly for Libertarians and other supporters of small government.  Robert Butler has 20 years of political experience.  He worked for US Senator Connie Mack, US Representative Porter Goss, and the Republican National Committee in the 1990s before becoming a Libertarian in 2001.  Since then, he served in the Libertarian Parties of Indiana and Ohio before taking his current position as Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Texas.  He tied all these experiences together in the 18 Steps.
 
“We have a strong field of candidates this year.  Our new office and this new book will only enhance their ability to run effective campaigns,” said Butler.
 
In response to his newest neighbor, Harlan Dietrich, owner of Brave New Books said, “This store promotes local activism through its literature.  Robert Butler’s 18 Steps enables that, and I hope the new Libertarian headquarters will provide the synthesis of political action and education.”

                          

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Meet and Greet Senate Candidate Alex Snitker

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on febrero 6, 2010

Hog Town (Gainesville) is where you want to be tomorrow if your anywhere in

 the area. We have three events scheduled and I can’t wait to be at all three

(not at one time).

Saturday February 6th
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Meet and Greet Senate Candidate Alex Snitker
Barnie’s Coffee and Tea
5750 SW 75th Court (Tower Rd near corner of Archer Rd) 11:15 Am
This will be a delightful chance to talk with the candidate…..

12 noon
Gainesville Target Range
1610 NW  65th Place
Gainesville, Florida
 
 
Candidate for Senate Alex Snitker, Guest Speaker at 3PM confirmed…..
 
This is a big event with quest speakers, booths, just good old American
 
 
values and me ( what more could you want?
Bring a sweater and chairs  (in case they’re needed)

 
Students for the Preservation of Freedom

 

“Ayn Rand Birthday Party/SPF Fundraiser” on Saturday, February 6 at 8:00pm.

Event: Ayn Rand Birthday Party/SPF Fundraiser
What: Birthday Party
Start Time: Saturday, February 6 at 8:00pm
End Time: Sunday, February 7 at 12:00am
Where: 1064A SW 9th St, Gainesville
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Respectfully,
Jote’ Thompson – Author
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Grass-Roots Senate Candidate Gaining Ground

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on febrero 6, 2010

February 4, 2009

Grass-Roots Senate Candidate Gaining Ground

 
 
GAINESVILLE – Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Alexander Snitker has
 
 
been gaining ground among Tea Party and 9-12 organizations throughout
 
 
Florida in recent weeks, as evidenced by the sizable crowds he’s drawn at
 
 
recent campaign stops.  Snitker is next scheduled to speak on Saturday at the
 
 
Gainesville Tea Party at 1610 NW 65th Place in Gainesville.
 
 
 
Snitker, a former U.S. Marine and an office equipment salesman by trade, is
 
 
running a grass-roots campaign that seems to strike a chord with people from
 
 
both ends of the political spectrum. 
 
 
“What we need is citizen-legislators, as our Founders envisioned,” said
 
 
Snitker, “Today, we have a two-party political machine that is focused
 
 
exclusively on retaining power, at the expense of the Constitution and the
 
 
people. We have a unique and historic opportunity to break that cycle.”

 

Billing itself as the party of principle, Libertarians believe in Constitutionally-

 

limited government, less taxes, and more individual freedom. “People are tired

 

of voting for the lesser of two evils. They’re tired of career politicians

 

promising whatever it takes to get elected, and then breaking those promises

 

almost immediately,” said Nicole Chartrand, Snitker’s campaign manager,

 

“With Libertarians, the message is clear and consistent.”

 

 

The Snitker campaign lacks the coffers of the Democrat and GOP candidates,

 

in part because he has shunned contributions from large corporations,

 

lobbyists and political action committees (PACs) in favor of contributions

 

from citizens and small businesses. But what he lacks in Wall Street and K

 

Street funding, he makes up for in grass-roots volunteers. He’s assembled a

 

small army of libertarian-minded supporters. For most, it is their first

 

campaign experience.

 

 

At the Glenn Beck and Bill O’Riley Bold Fresh Tour at the University of South

 

Florida last weekend, Snitker had roughly a dozen volunteers handing out

 

literature and speaking to attendees. The Snitker contingent was comparable

 

to the number of Marco Rubio volunteers, and dramatically outnumbered the

 

volunteers for any other candidate, including Charlie Crist.

 

 

“The positive response we got from people was overwhelming,” said Jote’

 

Thompson, a Snitker Campaign volunteer. “I think this proves that there is a

 

hunger for a Constitutional, Libertarian candidate, and that people are

 

starting to look at the emerging party as a real option.”

 

 

Recent appearances on talk radio programs and at Tea Party events around

 

the state have also boosted his standing among potential voters. Daryle Hamel,

 

another Snitker volunteer, said, “I am consistently shocked by the number of

 

people I speak with who are already supporting Alex, considering that the

 

media has largely ignored us until recently.”

 

 

 
For more information, visit
http://www.snitker2010.com.

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Contact:  Adrian Wyllie
Media Director, Snitker for Senate
727-403-7735 or
adrianwyllie@gmail.com

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