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    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook ; Smashwords independent eBook seller; and a Kobo for 99 cents and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer.

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Jan 2012: BAN reviews 3 books for political junkies

As hopeless political junkies, we are long-time fans of Richard Winger and his publication, Ballot Access News.  Winger has been a champion of ballot freedom, and has become a recognized expert nationwide.  His is a generous and giving man who holds a nonpartisan mission to grant equal access for voters.  He edits a monthly newsletter […]

What’s happening in politics? (For those of us ready, or at least curious, about politics now that Christmas is over…)

Three places with interesting updates on grassroots, third party, and independent politics: Ballot Access News is always valuable to check out. Richard Winger is a ballot access expert who constantly studies and comments on electoral justice, ballot access law, third party building, independent and third party candidates, and petition drives. Independent Political Report strives to […]

Green and Libertarian Parties File Lawsuit for Equitable Ballot Access in North Carolina

On September 9, 2010 , the North Carolina Supreme Court heard oral arguments from the North Carolina Green Party and the Libertarian Party of North Carolina. The action was filed by the Libertarian Party in 2005 and joined later by the North Carolina Green Party (http://www.ncgreenparty.org). Both parties will argue that current ballot access laws […]

Democrat operative taken to the mat on ballot access

KW: Well, in our world of ballot access activists — including Independent Political Report where the article was posted and Ballot Access News where commentary was posted — folks noticed Christian Archer’s duplicity. Still, Archer’s condescending, anti-third party, propaganda-babble made it passed the reporter at San Antonio News: from Ballot Access News by Ballot Access […]

Mon, May 10th: Richard Winger debate about “Top-Two” in California

Richard Winger, the nation’s leading ballot access expert, will debate Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, author of California’s Proposition 14, the “top-two” ballot measure, on Monday, May 10, at [12 noon EST] 9am Pacific Time on radio station KQED 88.5 FM

Update on Emily’s List decision and other campaign finance matters

KW: The Green Party believes that one way to free our government from corporate control, is to tighten up campaign finance laws, for example not taking money from corporations or taking soft money from PACS. If I understand it, the position of some Libertarians is that any person or entity should be able to give […]

Good news for third party/independent candidates: Court decision on public campaign funding

KW: This is very good news for third party and independent candidates. Having government/public money set aside to fund candidates can be a healthy idea for getting all voices heard during election season. The idea is that people willing to run for office do not have to be rich to get their ideas out and […]

Supreme Court Justice Souter to retire and Reaction of ballot access expert

Reports say that Justice Souter will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of term in June. Link to commentary by Richard Winger of Ballot Access News about Souter, ballot access, and third party and independent candidates.

Ballot Access Summary

Ballot Access News has some of the best information on ballot access. And, its editor/publisher Richard Winger is often very helpful with questions. The answers to all your ballot access questions can probably be found there. That said, in a different place, I just stumbled across a very enlightening chart about ballot access for the […]

Progressive Values in an Election Season

Third party politics and ballot access explained. Ideas and thoughts relevant to the 2016 Presidential Election (ie: Jill Stein v. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump v. Gary Johnson.) From the 2007 archives: Why progressives should support third party energy. Progressive Values in an Election Season by Kimberly Wilder If you are a progressive, you probably […]