Monday, May 31, 2010

Condemn Israel's Attack on Ships Carrying Aid to Gaza

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

31 May 2010

I join people here in Cincinnati and people around the world in condemning Israel’s attack on the flotilla carrying aid to Palestinians in Gaza, an attack in which at least ten were killed and dozens more seriously injured. The Israeli Defense Forces’ terrorist attack on the convoy of ships from the U.K., Ireland, Algeria, Kuwait, Greece, and Turkey, a flotilla carrying some 700 people from 50 nations and bringing 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people, is an outrageous act...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

The One Thing We Can Agree on Is Peace

27 May 2010

By: David Swanson
The Smirking Chimp

"What could all of these candidates for federal office possibly have in common? They all oppose spending another dime on maintaining, or escalating, our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq...."

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You Voted for Obama - Time to Move Left?

A statement by Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for U.S. Senate (Ohio)

26 May 2010

Are you one of those who voted for Obama and the Democrats and feel that you got Republican results? I don’t think you’re alone. My friends who voted for Obama and the Democrats did so for reasons like those below...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Defend Cleveland High School Students Arrested for Protesting Budget Cuts and Teacher Layoffs

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

21 May 2010

I joined Ohio union members and others from around the country in signing a letter in defense of Cleveland high school students who protested against budget cuts and layoffs. They acted for us. Let us now act for them. Read the letter and call the Cleveland Police and Cleveland School Board and Collinwood High School to have all charges dropped and records cleared. If you’re a union member or a simply a concerned person, join in signing this letter...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Immigration law focus of meeting

20 May 2010

Cincinnati Enquirer

"The meeting, "Ohio Will Not Be the Next Arizona," features speeches by Dan La Botz, a candidate for United States Senate with the Socialist Party of Ohio. La Botz is a teacher in Cincinnati, a labor activist and author...."

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Break Up the Banks? No. Take Them Over and Turn Them into a Credit Union

A statement by Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for U.S. Senate (Ohio)

19 May 2010

Americans are furious about the banks and the bankers. Furious at the bankers for bringing us to the brink. Furious too that the bankers continue to pay multi-million dollar salaries and bonuses to their executives. And the American people are angry that the government—which gave the banks trillions of dollars—won’t say exactly who got the money and can’t explain why all that money didn’t save homes and small businesses and create jobs...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What an Oil Spill, not only in the Gulf, but in Washington

A statement by Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for U.S. Senate (Ohio)

18 May 2010

The last month’s disastrous and tragic events have provided a remarkable window into the relationship of the oil corporations to the U.S. government and its environmental policy. On March 31 President Barack Obama announced that his administration would permit oil drilling off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, reportedly as part of a political strategy to win Republican support for the president’s environmental agenda. Maybe there was also an element of payback in the decision. Two of Obama’s top “bundlers” were oil executives and his presidential campaign received $213,000 from oil companies. Many Obama supporters, even former Vice-President Al Gore’s Repower America, expressed their disappointment and distress at the decision. By wooing the Republicans, Obama was also capitulating to the oil companies who provide so much money to both parties and their candidates. The decision couldn’t have been more badly timed...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fisher finishes 1st in Ohio Dem Senate race, Socialist Party's La Botz Hail Mary's Brunner voters

05 May 2010

By: John Michael Spinelli
Columbus Examiner

"The Socialist Party, has a candidate, Dan La Botz of Cincinnati, who saw the rancor that brewed between Fisher and Brunner over the months and threw a Hail Mary pass for support in November in an open letter to Brunner, who he asked to swing her voters his way based on La Botz's belief his position and those of Brunner were in close alignment, and that Fisher won't fight for them but he will...."

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How the Left Went Right

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

5 May 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ohio Socialist Runs for U.S. Senate

01 May 2010

By: Dan La Botz
Against the Current

"The second question was, 'Do you think that government in this country is too big?' I replied that the question is not is it too big or too small, but whose government is it? We have a government today that represents bankers, corporations, insurance companies, and the very rich. We need a government by and for working people (including unemployed working people) of this country who constitute the majority...."

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