Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Challenging a Broken System A true socialist, LaBotz runs for U.S. Senate seat

28 July 2010

By: Dave Malaska
City Beat - Cincinnati

"'I am running to become the senator from Ohio,' he says. 'I see my campaign as a way to talk about an alternative view of society that put peoples' needs before corporate profits. I also see the campaign as a way to build a network of socialist activists in Ohio, people who walk on picket lines to support workers and their unions, people who organize against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, people who fight for gay and lesbian, or better, LGBT rights, people who want to dramatically reduce the use of carbon fuels to improve our environment.' He adds, 'I believe the working people make this country run and working people, not the banks and corporations, should run the country.'"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Debates ought to include all candidates

25 July 2010

Editorial Letter by Dan La Botz
Columbus Dispatch

Shouldn't the American public have the right to hear from all of the candidates? And shouldn't The Dispatch make it a point to inform the public about the range of candidates, parties and platforms?

I am eager to debate the other candidates. I think Ohioans want to hear all of the alternatives...."

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In case You were Wondering...My Responses to 7/20 Candidates Forum

A statement by Brandon Collins, Socialist Party Candidate for Charlottesville City Council (Virgina)

21 July 2010

My responses to questions asked at the July 20 “Democrats Only” Forum, but first some quick thoughts:

*Not one person pointed to the obvious- a power outage could have been avoided had Burley School been equipped with solar panels. The whole fiasco should have reminded us all how fragile our energy supply is, and that we have technological solutions now, we just need to use those solutions...

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

21 July 2010

Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Lee Fisher are reported by the press to be preparing to hold a series of debates in several Ohio cities, debates in which apparently only they will participate. To my knowledge no other candidates for the U.S. Senate seat for which they are running have been invited. Apparently we will face in this election the same corporate political duopoly as in the past...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Alexander Dismisses Economic Plans of Obama and McCain

Stewart A. Alexander
Socialist Party Vice-Presidential Candidate
Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Today, Vice Presidential Candidate Stewart A. Alexander attacked the economic programs of Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama and Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain; Alexander dismissed the economic proposals of both candidates as "campaign baiting to win votes." Alexander says the U.S. economy needs much more than what either candidate has presented, "the U.S. economy needs a total makeover, and a little makeup will not work."...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ohio Socialist candidate La Botz says Republicans, Democrats useless, warns of CA open primary prop

14 July 2010

By: John Michael Spinelli
Columbus Examiner

"Like a political minnow trying valiantly to scale the cascading waters of Niagara Falls to find his spawning ground, La Botz says the labor movement and organizations like the AFL-CIO dedicated to it, should no waste time on electing Democrats with the hope that the Democrats will create jobs, but should instead "build that movement, like the one that created unions and forced the Democrats to create jobs in the 1930s...."

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Dan La Botz, Socialist for U.S. Senate, on The Economy, Jobs, and DHL Wilmington

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

14 July 2010


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

U.S. Congress Must Act Now to Extend Unemployment and to Create Jobs for All

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

13 July 2010

The U.S. economy continues in free fall and the Republicans and Democrats have proven to be useless. They have no program to deal with the Twenty-First Century Depression and the unemployment crisis. Millions of workers have lost their jobs since 2007 and next month one million will also lose their unemployment benefits, and yet the Congress is paralyzed and the two major parties are doing virtually nothing to create jobs...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Is the Financial Regulation Bill "Socialist"? Don't Make the Socialists Laugh

12 July 2010

By: John Nichols
The Nation

"Dan La Botz, who is running the Senate in Ohio as a proud 'Buckeye Socialist,' argues that 'none of the problems facing this country can be dealt with unless we end the domination of banks, insurance companies and multinational corporations over both major parties and over our political system.'

So what's the Socialist fix for the banking issues that the Senate is wrestling with -- and for the broader financial crisis?

La Botz's platform declares: 'Not a penny more for the banks and the bankers! Take over the banks...'"

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dan La Botz, Socialist for U.S. Senate, at Labor Start Conference

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

10 July 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dan La Botz, Socialist for U.S. Senate, at Cincinnati Pride Parade

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

04 July 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Stop the Bullying in the Public Schools: Duke Energy attacks our Schools and our Children

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

02 July 2010

Let’s stop the bullying in our schools, the corporate bullying. Duke Energy is seeking to reduce the amount it pays in taxes by 40 million dollars, devastating the budgets of 700 school districts in Southwest Ohio...

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