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Elections 2013, emergent party watch

The Green Party sent out their press release of candidates who are doing well. It seems half of their California candidates are running unopposed. Take a look, it is very encouraging.

The Independent Party of Connecticut has competitive candidates running in Waterbury and Watertown.

There is a Socialist Alternative candidate running in Seattle.

What is happening in your jurisdiction, any races we should look for? Read below the fold...

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Revolutions happen

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In U.S., Perceived Need for Third Party Reaches New High

One of the qualities of revolutions is that when the old order crumbles, it goes all at once. One day the French bourgeoisie wants to marry into the aristocracy, the next day they are hanging aristocrats from lamp posts. Read below the fold...

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Kevin Bott and Howie Hawkins for Syracuse

Syracuse Green Party candidates tout higher state aid, city income tax

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Green Party candidates running for Syracuse mayor and city council are calling for a return to the good old days when New York state shared 8 percent of its revenues with local governments, a change they say would solve the fiscal problems facing the city.

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Kshama Sawant for Seattle City Council

Libby's Political Stew: Behind SOTU Speech's Razzle Dazzle

Here are some “realpolitik” excerpted takes on Obama’s State of the Union Address from Glen Ford, Norman Solomon, Barry Grey, Pepe Escobar, Matthew Rothschild:

Glen Ford of BAR in “Obama’s State of the Corporate Union”:

It was an impassioned performance by a cynical politician who offers little but corporate tax incentives and continued austerity. Barack Obama peppered his State of the Union address with up-tempo buzzwords about illusory “progress,” but the president’s substantive message was that he is determined to complete the austerity bargain he struck with the Republicans in 2011. ...

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Obama’s jobs program is almost entirely a corporate tax incentive scheme, to bribe corporations to send home the jobs they sent offshore, where they have also hidden tens of trillions from taxation – a subject not deemed worthy of mention in a national discussion of shared sacrifice and patriotic obligations.

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