As anybody knows who has read my prior post on the IGLO convention (Independents, Greens Libertarians, and Others) I will be attending the debate tonight at the First Churches of Northampton. It all starts at 7pm, but since one needs a ticket to gain admission if you don’t have a ticket you won’t be allowed in. But fear not I will provide the best coverage I can which will be posted up in a few days including posts and photographs of the event.
Here is some information including a list of speakers and the itinerary as provided by Firedoglake.com:
Confirmed Debate participants:
~2010 Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party Gubernatorial candidate Jill Stein;
~2008 Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies;
~2010 New York Gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High Party;
~Legendary political prisoner John Sinclair of the anti-racist White Panther Party;
~Aron Kay, the “Yippie Pieman” of the Youth International Party;
~Political theater activist Vermin Supreme, “the Friendly Fascist,” who was on the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary ballot in 2008 and expects to be there again in 2012;
~Pirate Party (hopefully James O’Keefe, who wrote to us and assured us that the Pirate Party will take part);
~We also expect either active participation or a statement from Presidential candidate Denny Lane of the US Marijuana Party.
~Independent Terry Franklin and Anarchist Joe McCullough will also contribute to the discussion.
And the order of events should go something like this:
First, Anarchist performance poet Joe McCullough of the Philadelphia-South Jersey area, a former political activist, will explain why he doesn’t vote, and why we should consider quitting. Then, each of the party people will give an opening statement. The last will be from Independent Terry Franklin, who’s been a candidate for the US House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State House.
It is being deemed ‘third parties galore’ with representatives of several parties coming together to express opposition to current U.S policy on drugs, U.S wars in the middle east, and human rights abuses.