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Roseanne Barr: The Political Future of Medical Marijuana
Date Thursday September 27
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Event Type Speaker
Roseanne Barr, "the only serious comedian running for president," will be speaking in Oakland. Barr is running for President, with Cindy Sheehan as her running mate.
Added to the calendar on Friday Aug 31st, 2012 3:13 AM
§location changed to Oaksterdam U
by Dave Kadlecek Tuesday Sep 25th, 2012 8:57 AM
The location of the event was changed from the Montclair Women's Club to Oaksterdam University, conveniently located between the 12th Street and 19th Street BART stations in downtown Oakland.

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§The Political Future of Medical Marijuana
by via Block Report Radio Tuesday Sep 25th, 2012 9:29 AM
Also featuring live art by Black Diamonds Shining Art Collective and Edibles by Mrs. Parker

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by Lawrence Rockwood
Wednesday Sep 5th, 2012 3:40 PM
Cindy Sheehan announced she has quit the has Peace and Freedom Party
presidential campaign as its VP Candidate. The Barr / Sheehan ticket
itself was the shoddy result of the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP)
trashing its own rank an file members by ignoring its own primary
results, just another example of backroom sectarian anti-democratic
process on the American Left.

One should question whether Cindy's action was a result of an
ideological dispute with Rosanne Barr or between their "handlers."
Last November, an entryist vanguard sect in the Socialist Party USA
(SPUSA), Revolutionary Unity (RU) founded and led by Marc Luzietti,
nominated her as the SPUSA VP candidate without Cindy addressing the
SPUSA convention or even contacting its leadership. I do not think she
was overwhelmingly voted down because of a lack of support for her
personally, but animus toward the RU that had just failed in their
attempt to purge an prominent SPUSA member for running on the Green
Party line for governor in New York and the RU's long history of
character assassination against the SPUSA leadership. Sadly, Cindy has
a long history of jumping on to wagons and having second thoughts,
from Alex Jone's WTC7 dubunked conspiracy theory to her belief the the
faked water burial of Osama bin Laden which she embraced without a
shred of evidence. However, Cindy as shown that she has the rare
strength that she can still change her mind. I hope she will continue
her activism with "her own" voice without the need to be associated
with anyone or any group.

The American Left deserves better than popular figures that need
"handlers" and parties like the PFP that ignore the votes of their
rank and file. We need an electoral coalition of all parties of the
left to create a virtual party where their candidates can run against
each other openly and without games. A coalition of complete equals
that would allow cooperation in their mutual interest that completely
prohibits entryism or any other fratricidal attempts for leftist
parties to co-opt each other. The winner of such a primary would not
necessarily be endorsed by the individual parties in the coalition,
but all the parties would benefit from the public access provide by
engaging in a formal primary process. This would only be part of a new
organized left based on horizontal organizing rather than vertical
organizing of the past with its need for one sect to dominate everyone
else and vanguards need to overturn the decisions of majority The 2012
PFP_debacle provides an opportunity to discuss such option. The
anti-grassroots PFP model has failed. let us thankfully move on.
by Konsider
Saturday Sep 22nd, 2012 11:30 PM
While I agree with you personally about the problems regarding the Peace and Freedom party, the Socialist Workers party etc, and what they do and did, there is nothing to substantiate they were the reasons for Sheehan quitting. I 'am not claiming the problems you refer to were definitely not possibilities, (in fact they seem very likely), however, in the statement announcing her resignation as Peace and Freedom party vice presidential candidate, Sheehan cites health problems as the primary factor in this decision. While also slightly referring to disagreements with Rosanne Barr as also affecting the choice, Sheehan also goes on to wish the Peace and Freedom party, and Barr's efforts well, and even says she supports them winning.
by Vote P&F
Sunday Sep 23rd, 2012 5:12 PM
Cindy Sheehan is still on the ballot as the printing deadline is long past. On Sept 17, 2012, she spoke at a rally outside Monsanto on genetically modified food. See

Whatever differences she had with Roseanne Barr apparently have been overcome or set aside.

As to the protest party candidates for Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party, that is all they can be until people stop voting for the twin parties of war and fascism, the Democrat-Republicans.

Please register to vote, either Peace & Freedom or Green as these parties need to double their registration to stay on the ballot.

You have until October 22, 2012 to register to vote for this election, preferably today, online. Go to:

To find your County Registrar to register in person, usually open 8 or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, go to

When you register, be sure to also demand a permanent vote by mail (absentee) application so you can vote in every election in the comfort of your home within 29 days before election day and never forget to vote. If you register to vote at your County Registrar after October 8, 2012, you can also immediately vote absentee.

In California:
Yes on Propositions 30, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
No on Propositions 31, 32, 33, 35
Yes on 30:

Yes on 34 (abolish the death penalty)

Yes on 36 (reform 3 strikes so that stealing a loaf of bread as a third offense does not result in a life sentence, costing the taxpayers a fortune)

Yes on 37 (label genetically modified foods)

Yes on 38

Yes on 39 (closes corporate tax loophole)

Yes on 40 (keeps redistricting out of hands of gerrymanderers)

In San Francisco: No on B and F; Yes on all the rest.

Yes on A (save City College)

Yes on C (Housing Trust)