Friday, September 24, 2010

Socialist Senate candidate Dan La Botz applauded at NAACP meeting

24 September 2010

By: Justin Jeffre
Cincinnati Beacon

"La Botz told the NAACP, 'We are in the First Great Depression of the 21st century.'

He reminded the audience that unemployment in Ohio and throughout the United States was officially 10 percent, really more like 17 percent, that it was double that in African American and Latino communities, and for youth four times that. 'Young people, white, African American or Latino cannot find that all important first job. The Republicans and Democrats have failed to address these problems,' said La Botz...."

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Socialist seeking U.S. Senate seat irked over debates

21 September 2010

By: Mark Niquette
Columbus Dispatch

"La Botz said allowing only Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Lee Fisher to participate constitutes an illegal corporate expenditure for Portman and Fisher because the debates are sponsored by the state's eight largest newspapers....

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Exclusive: Dan La Botz, Socialist for U.S. Senate, Files FEC Filing Seeking Debate Inclusion

20 September 2010

By: Mytheos Holt
National Review

"When asked whether he thought his motion was likely to be successful, La Botz said, 'I think we win the moral argument by pointing out that this is illegal and what they're doing is wrong and asking them to do the right thing. I hope the FEC will intervene, but the best situation would be for the Fisher and Portman campaigns to admit they made a mistake.' Neither Fisher and Portman have contacted La Botz, and he said that when their lawyers were confronted with the question, they showed no concern...."

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Ohio socialist senate candidate files complaint with FEC over debates

20 September 2010

By: John Michael Spinelli
Columbus Examiner

"COLUMBUS, Ohio - Dan La Botz, the Ohio Socialist Party candidate for United States Senate, charged Monday that the Ohio Newspaper Organization (ONO) and its corporate members are making illegal corporate contributions to Rob Portman's and Lee Fisher's Senate campaigns by holding debates that exclude him, and other minority party candidates...."

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Dems and GOP Say, 'Stay Away'

20 September 2010

By: Jesse Call
Cincinnati Street Vibes

"The presidential model excluded candidates who we knew had great potential," he says. "The presidential model is a terrible model. The real issue is giving all candidates an opportunity to present their views, and that (time) excuse is ridiculous. The American people understand our country is in a crisis, and they want to hear opinions - all the positions that are out there."La Botz says that approval for the socialist perspective is increasing throughout the country, citing polls conducted by major research organizations including Gallup, Pew, and Rasmussen...."

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Socialism? We could use more

19 September 2010

Cincinnati Enquirer

"To Dan La Botz of Clifton, the argument raging between conservatives and liberals over whether President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress are sliding the nation toward socialism is one that misses the point. La Botz, the Socialist candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio, believes that if there is a slide, it hasn't gone far enough.

'Today we are trapped in a capitalistic system, with its booms and busts, its recessions and depressions,' La Botz wrote on his campaign website, 'We need to construct an alternative. That alternative is democratic socialism, a society where people control the political and economic system for the good of all....'"

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Peace is a Local Issue

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

13 September 2011

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

Early on in the campaign I was invited to give a talk about peace and war at an event on the downtown mall. I had planned on giving the speech before I had even decided to enter the city council race. The speech itself wound up being delivered a few days after Osama bin Laden had been reported killed by US forces...

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shared Sacrifice Radio Show Interview with SP U.S. Senate Candidate Dan La Botz (Audio)

11 September 2010

Shared Sacrifice

The show opens with discussion about independent politics. Guest Dan La Botz joins the show about 15 minutes after it begins and engages in a 30 minute discussion with hosts about major political questions, about his campaign, and about the left....

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Dan La Botz and the Red Special Coming to You Soon

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

11 September 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Response to Questions...

08 September 2010

By: Tom Trottier
Socialist Appeal

"In terms of left unity, Dan Labotz is running for the US Senate in Ohio on the Socialist Party ticket. The WIL would urge workers and youth in Ohio to vote for him in the midterm elections...."

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Covington Police and Joe Deters

08 September 2010

By: Kevin Osborne
Cincinnati CityBeat

"DAN LA BOTZ: Whether you like him or not, Dan LaBotz has a point. LaBotz, the socialist candidate running for U.S. Senate against Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Lee Fisher, has complained to the Ohio Newspaper Association (ONA), which is organizing three debates between Portman and Fisher. In essence, LaBotz argues that since he qualifies for the ballot under Ohio law, the ONA should insist that the candidates from the two major political parties allow LaBotz to participate in the debates. We think Portman and Fisher are afraid LaBotz might throw them off their carefully scripted answers and actually spark a true debate on the issues, including ones they'd rather not address. The two-party system is broken and the public would be well served by including other points-of-view...."

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Should You Vote for the Democrats? - 2010 Elections

03 September 2010

By: Tony Wilsdon
Socialist Alternative

"In 2010, candidates like Dan La Botz in Ohio, Jill Stein in Massachusetts and Howie Hawkins in New York deserve our support. Also, there is increased anger growing among sections of the labor movement at Obama's anti-worker policies. We need to open up a discussion in the labor movement about the abusive relationship that the Democratic Party has with working people...."

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