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Nov 082016
 
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With today’s election being such a spectacle for the past few months, and a race that is reportedly very close, America’s next four years will be decided and revealed tonight. With such angst and uncertainty across the nation, local businesses and others are coming together to watch the election results, mostly over drinks and more drinks. Here’s a quick list of places having Election Watch Parties in Mid-City. Continue reading »

Oct 182016
 

libertarian_party_of_louisiana_logoMore than 1,000 voters in Louisiana registered their disgust with two historically unpopular candidates for President over the last month by registering for the Libertarian Party, at a time when New Orleans activists are preparing to ramp up their fight against a proposed proliferation of red-light cameras. Continue reading »

Sep 202016
 
Howard Kearney visits with the Libertarian Party of New Orleans on Monday evening. (Robert Morris, MidCityMessenger.com)

Howard Kearney visits with the Libertarian Party of New Orleans on Monday evening. (Robert Morris, MidCityMessenger.com)

Competing with a field of largely-unknown candidates amid a national climate of disgust with both Republicans and Democrats, the Libertarian running in U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise’s district hopes he can make a November runoff to contrast his party’s principles with the GOP’s record. Continue reading »

Jul 312016
 
Members of the Independent Women's Organization cast their ballots on Saturday. (via Independent Women's Organization on Facebook)

Members of the Independent Women’s Organization cast their ballots on Saturday. (via Independent Women’s Organization on Facebook)

By Claire Byun

Three local incumbents and a few new faces running for political offices in Louisiana now have a little more support, thanks to a local women’s organization.

The Independent Women’s Organization of New Orleans met Saturday morning to hear from Democratic candidates in seven state or local races. The group voted their endorsement of three Orleans Parish School Board incumbents and four fresh faces for state office after a nearly four-hour meeting. Continue reading »

Jul 202016
 

Members of Eric Harris’ family listen during a rally in Central City demanding justice for the man, who was killed earlier this year in New Orleans by Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

With a growing focus on issues related to the criminal-justice system, the Green Party of New Orleans issued a statement Tuesday night in support of Black Lives Matter protests and announced that the keynote address at their upcoming state convention will be about the ACLU lawsuit over police brutality in Louisiana. Continue reading »

Jul 192016
 
Roland Washington partakes in a "die-in" in front of NOPD headquarters. The event drew dozens of participants who laid face-down on the ground to stand in solidarity with those who have lost their lives at the hands of police officers. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

Roland Washington participates in a “die-in” in front of NOPD headquarters in early July. The event drew dozens of participants who laid face-down on the ground to stand in solidarity with those who have lost their lives at the hands of police officers. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

An over-reliance on sending armed police to address societal problems and petty infractions bears a direct link to lethal shootings of civilians by officers, New Orleans Libertarians said this week.

“Since everything has been criminalized, that creates so many more touches by police,” said Daniel Hayes, a Jefferson Parish resident who serves on the Libertarian National Committee. “The more time you have those encounters, the more times they have the potential to turn lethal.” Continue reading »

Jun 152016
 

Green Party logoNew Orleans’ broken criminal justice system, corporate control of the city’s economy, environmental policies and even the social injustice in the allocation of basic street repairs will all be among the central issues that a reinvigorated Green Party of New Orleans plans to include its new “Greenprint” of local priorities, activists said Tuesday night. Continue reading »