Tuesday, April 27, 2010

OH: Socialist Party Candidate for US Senate Responds to Claims that the Democratic Party is on a "March toward Socialism

27 April 2010

By: D. Eris
Third Party and Independent Daily

"[La Botz:] The Obama administration proposes that a government run by corporations also regulate the corporations in order to save the corporations from destroying themselves in their chaotic struggle to control our nation's wealth and resources. Obama's government, like Bush's did, acts as a kind of super-executive committee of corporations, working to coordinate the corporations so they will be more successful in wringing their wealth from us. Socialists argue that America's working people make the country run, and working people should also run the country. There is all the difference in the world between those two visions and programs...."

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Monday, April 26, 2010

On Socialism, Corporatism and Democratic-Republican Party Government: Of the Corporations, By the Corporations, For the Corporations

26 April 2010

"In his reply, Mr. La Botz writes, in part:"The Obama administration, which came to power in the midst of a severe economic crisis, has demonstrated that its principal preoccupation has been to save American capitalism, the banks and corporations. Billions of working peoples' tax money has been redistributed to banks, insurance companies and corporations, but we have not gained any control over those institutions. On the contrary, they continue to exploit working people and to block the road to reform..."

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Third Party candidates for U.S. Senate in Ohio

26 April 2010

By: Michael Kwiatkowski
FireDogLake - The Seminel

"Those are the independent candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Voinovich. Of them all, Dan La Botz seems best suited to represent Ohioans in the Senate...."

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For Independent Candidates in 2010! - Break with the two Corporate Parties!

26 April 2010

By: Peter Ikeler
Socialist Alternative

"La Botz, a long-time labor activist, states: 'Working people make the country run. And working people - not the banks, corporations, and politicians - should run the country.'....These candidates deserve the support of all workers and young people as a step to building a left-wing anti-corporate pro-worker political movement. Furthermore, the recent rise of the right-wing Tea Party movement shows the dire need for an organized, anti-corporate left that can combat this threat to working people and immigrants...."

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Few More Choices

25 April 2010

The Ironton Tribune

"There is one socialist candidate running for statewide office in Ohio in the May primary. Daniel H. Labotz, a schoolteacher from Cincinnati, is seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by George Voinovich, who is retiring...[According to the Socialist Party] Socialism will establish a new social and economic order in which workers and community members will take responsibility for and control of their interpersonal relationships, their neighborhoods, their local government, and the production and distribution of all goods and services...."

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meet Dan La Botz: The Socialist Candidate for U.S. Senate from Ohio

A statement by Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for United States Senate (Ohio)

21 April 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Video of La Botz Campaign Presentation at Columbus, OH SP Meeting

A statement by Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for United States Senate (Ohio)

19 April 2010

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Is the Two-Party poltical system doomed?

18 April 2010

By Robert L. Hanafin
Veterans Today Military and Foreign Affairs Journal

"We live today in a country where capitalism and the corporations provide the model for life: selfishness, competition, greed, and disdain for others. It's a poor model, violent, and destructive," Dan said. He believes that, "as a people should take collective, social control over the largest industries and corporations in our country. We should democratically elaborate a plan to use our wealth to provide a decent life for all. Most Americans, I believe, share this vision of a just society. We might make our nation one where we take care of each other, where we insure that all are taken care of. We might in that process, create a nation where one loved one's neighbor as one's self...."

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Latino candidate forums educate both Latinos and the Candidates

16 April 2010

Arooj Ashraf
La Prensa (Ohio and Michigan)

"Running on a socialist party platform La Botz spoke passionately about equal access and opportunities for immigrants. 'I am very much in favor of immigration reform but it will not be won by candidates but by immigrants and their friends, so I urge you to use that power and unite unions,' he said. He supports reforming capitalistic corporations and banks to create a democratic socialist economy and taxing corporations to provide free quality education. La Botz said ending wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will reduce the budget deficit...."

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

La Botz for U.S. Senate Campaign Introductory Message

A statement by Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for United States Senate (Ohio)

14 April 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

No Comprendo: Local Pols Court the Hispanic Vote

12 April 2010

By Frank Lewis
Cleveland Scene

"The only candidate who addressed the audience in fluent Spanish was Don La Botz, a Socialist Party candidate for U.S. Senate who treated the crowd to a passionate, bilingual speech. (La Botz offered to speak exclusively in Spanish, but master of ceremonies Jose Feliciano told him to address the crowd in English)...."

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Socialist for Senate

08 April 2010

Simone Landon
College Hill Independent

"Dan says people reacting to the attacks from the Right are starting to draw the conclusion, 'Well, maybe I'm a socialist. If I want health care, I guess I'm a socialist. If I think I ought to be able to go to school without having to give an arm and a leg, then maybe I'm a socialist. If I think I should have a job, then maybe I'm a socialist. If I think gay people should have the right to marry, maybe I'm a socialist...."

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Development for and of the People: Bank Bailout or Abolition?

05 April 2010

By Jesse Call
Streetvibes Newspaper (Cincinnati)

"These are not democratic processes anywhere," La Botz said. "We live in a society where banks rule. I think the banks and corporations which dominate our society are institutions that have outlived their time. We have to become the abolitionists of the corporations to become a democratic nation...."

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Ohio candidate for U.S. Senate, Buckeye Socialist Dan La Botz, offers vision for 'just society'

05 April 2010

By John Michael Spinelli
Columbus Examiner

"Change in America will come as it always has - as it did in the creation of the industrial unions in the 1930s, as it did in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, as it did in the environmental movement of the 1970s, and as id did in the gay and lesbian movements of the 1980s, and the immigrant rights movement of the 1990s - through massive social protest and confrontations with authority. What is crucial is to provide the growing movements with a political alternative to escape the trap of the two-party system, to break and move beyond the Republicans and Democrats to a progressive alternative on the left...."

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