Libertyfest NYC 6 – A Funeral for New York

 

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Back in 2010 Ian Cioffi, all by himself, found a venue and started inviting people from the liberty movement to come down and rant –and rant they did.  That was the day I discovered what a wonder Catherine Bleish was. She gave a speech that still gives me goosebumps. It was the day I realized anarchy had been born and that not everyone was buying into “voting” or “politics as usual” even though many of the speakers at the event were liberty candidates that had been endorsed through my organization and that many who were running for congress had flown across the country just to be at this “fest” which was one of the first of it’s kind….and may actually be the last of its kind.

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In 2011, Libertyfest 2 went from a small venue to giant spectacle. Chris Cantwell was still wearing a suit and doing stand-up.  800 people showed up and it was one of the largest “fest” in the country –and certainly one of the most successful.  There were 28 speakers and the all day event went into an after party that lasted till the wee hours of the night.  The event was publicized for more than 6 months and it had no lack of every facet of liberty. Everyone from Tom Woods and Mike Church to Anarchist, Stefan Molyneux to Antiwar advocates like Scott Horton and truth tellers like Richard Gage.  There was no lack of sponsors and vendors and everyone wanted to be part of standing up for liberty.  Right before the 2012 presidential elections Ron Paul rEVolutionaries filled the room and  RevPac headed by Gary Franchi and Tom Woods introduced the Plastic Man commercial at the event. Jordan Page provided the soundtrack for libertyfest once again. It was a time filled with optimism and hope for the future.

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2012 and Libertyfest III moved into a smaller, more trendy venue –basically because it was realized that when you put a room full of libertarians together people just can’t stop talking and it was hard to hear the speakers in 2011.  The date was also moved to October and it was a month before the 2012 election and there was a Solemnness to this event that had not been felt in the previous two “fest”.  Rand Paul had endorsed Mitt Romney,  Mitt was the Republican candidate and the parade of anarchist at libertyfest had grown larger.  At this Libertyfest we had speakers who were now offering solutions since the hope of a Ron Paul election was no longer a possibility.  Michael Boldin came in to speak about Nullification. Richard Mack came in to speak about States Rights. John Bush talked about sustainable living and Stefan Molyneux now had a following, triple of what he had at the libertyfest the year before. Times were changing fast.  rEVOLutionaries were now exchanging their Ron Paul for President signs and waving “Free State” banners and Voluntarist badges on their shirts.

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2013 saw no libertyfest because it had to be postponed due to conflicting events so in 2014 we saw Libertyfest 4 and 5.  Libertyfest 4 showed that women were now stepping up to pave the way to liberty. All of the speakers were ladies of liberty and they had plenty to rant about.  We saw a debate between sweetheart of liberty, Julie Borowski, and the feminist, Cathy Reisenwitz; rants from Josie Wales on the Police State and, Whistle-blower, Kristen Megan on Geo-Engineering. We had educational speeches on social media, a speech on the vaccine issue, a speech about moving to the Free State and finding liberty in our own lifetime and even I, NY State Senatorial Candidate, stepped up to the plate with a speech about why I was running for office.

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Libertyfest 5 brought us to a new place. Liberty candidates were running for local office all over the country and it seemed a new wave of liberty-lovers had entered the scene which brought with it new speakers with fresh ideas telling us to stop preaching and to take action as well as those who were taking action by turning their past experiences into positive motivation like Adam Kokesh and his book, Freedom.

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October 10 & 11, 2015 brings Libertyfest 6.  The event is so huge it’s grown to 2 days and we’re going back to last year’s venue, The Warsaw, in the trendy area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, because of the convenience to park and the Pierogies –Polish food and a great stage where you can hear the speakers, who could ask for anything more?   The keynote speaker at this years event is Ben Swann. Ben, who came in through the Ron Paul rEVOution as one of the only advocates for truth in media, is bringing with him the optimism that we have now taken into our own hands.  The liberty movement is no longer a movement about one man and hoping to get him elected so he could be our savior but instead the liberty movement has become about US, you and I, and how WE are taking our own personal liberty into our own hands and by doing so, amassing an army of more awake and aware beings who can stand together with us to fight an oppressive government that seems to be knocking on our doors to infringe on our speech, our internet, our amendments and our personal freedom.

Issues that will be spoken about at this 6th Libertyfest NYC range from those who give us the truths that need to be told like journalist and activist, Luke Rudkowski who founded We Are Change and Antiwar.com director, Angela Keaton to those who are awakening other’s through all forms of media like the art of Anthony Freda or the author, James Perloff, who’s book about the shadow government, will be featured in the upcoming film Shadowring.

We also have newcomers to liberty like Belle Knox, who made headlines when it was revealed that she was paying for her tuition at Duke University by doing porn and Michelle Ray, host of In Deep, Publishing editor at IJ Review, and Independent Social Media Consultant.

We also have lots of issues being spoken about this year –everything from Agenda 21 with Rosa Koire who through her website Democrats against UN Agenda 21 has reached people worldwide to bring awareness to how this issue is affecting our own communities to Ademo, founding member of CopBlock.org ,which brings awareness to the police state and how we can prevent abuse and corruption by law enforcement.

Check out the website lfnyc.com.  Speakers are being added daily and with this amazing, long standing event lasting two full days, it’s turned into a Libertyfest like no other! Come for the learning experience and the chance to be informed, come for the camaraderie with those who are on the same page but most of all, come for the pierogies 😉


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Now Taking Nominations for the 2013 Liberty Inspiration Awards!

Who inspired you in 2013?  

Tell us why!

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The 2nd Annual Liberty Inspiration Awards!

ok…..slap me silly but it’s time again for the  annual “Liberty Inspiration Award” brought to you by http://www.Libertycandidates.com
As you all must know by now since I am the Queen of Spam,  I’m in the middle of throwing the most amazing event to ever happen in the land of liberty (save long island forum –and if you don’t buy a ticket and come and perhaps get Snowden with us lol (Snowed in Package –we promise not to spy on you!) you are doing yourself a huge disservice –who wants to miss Robert Murphy debating Bill Still with G. Edward Griffin in the audience??)
This year we will announce the winners at the Save Long Island Forum and I promise to get all the letters out on to the public by January 31st. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  January 15th 2014

There are only three rules and you MUST FOLLOW THEM or your nominations will not count!

1.  You MUST email me at gigi@libertycandidates.com (putting it on my FB page or in a FB message or on twitter or linked in or in a meme does NOT COUNT!)
 
2. You MUST tell me WHY you are nominating this person (just giving me a name is not good enough –I must know WHY they inspired you! and so and so “because” is not a reason.)
 
3. You can ONLY choose 3 and no more than THREE people.  If you send more than three people I will ignore anything after the first three you send me.
Here is last years winners list so you can get some idea of the honor of receiving an award like this since it comes with heartfelt messages not just a name slapped on a trophy.
Now get to thinking about who inspired you in 2013 and tell me why!
Gigi Bowman

PRESS RELEASE: Introducing Same Side Entertainment

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Gigi Bowman / Same Side Entertainment
PO Box 9021 North Bergen NJ 07047
(917) 472-9853
info@samesideentertainment.com

For immediate release: Feb. 11, 2013

Introducing Same Side Entertainment

A new web based resource company focusing on liberty oriented speakers and entertainment debuted this week. Same Side Entertainment will feature a roster of prominent speakers and entertainment, all devoted to the message of individual liberty and freedom.

The new company founded by liberty singer Tatiana Moroz plans to offer a wide variety of services catering to educational and activist organizations, including booking keynote speakers, web promotions and event planning.

“Putting on an event of any size takes a lot of work.  We know this because the staff at SSE has over 50 years of combined experience in doing just that.  SSE is a service to help you ensure a quality event for your group or organization,” John Michaels, SSE’s Business Manager said.

Same Side will also provide a source for activists and liberty organizations to connect with well-known leaders in today’s growing movement for sustainable living, personal liberty, economics, and health freedom.

Keynote speakers on the roster include:

  • Tom Woods
  • Kevin Gutzman
  • Mike Church
  • Robert Scott Bell
  • Bob Murphy
  • Michael Scheuer
  • John Bush
  • Tatiana Moroz
  • Jordan Page
  • Bill Still
  • Gigi Bowman
  • Cat Bleish
  • Gary Franchi
  • Luke Rudkowski
  • and many more.

For more information, contact Sarah Hopkins at info@samesideentertainment.com.

The 2012 Liberty Inspiration Awards Announced!

Liberty Inspiration Award of 2012

For the third anniversary of Liberty Candidates.com we have decided to honor all
of those who have inspired the liberty movement through the voices of the many.
This organization has always been about inspiration for motivation –we hand the
torch over to those who were inspired by Ron Paul to spread his message in the
political arena– and today we have given the torch to our brothers and sisters in
liberty so that they may shine the light on those who have been there to motivate
them.

It’s called “giving back”

It’s been a very humbling experience to receive these letters and to read each one.
There are so many people out there who have been a part of this growing
movement and we may not have known all these names before but we will always
remember them now as the list grows day by day.

Remember –we are all in this together and this just proves it.

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We have received 540 letters with nominations for 175 separate people. Wow!
Each and every letter has been printed whether it was one line or a chapter in the
life of someone’s personal history.
We have listed all the honorable mentions in
alphabetical order and kept the top 5 nominees for the end.
Everyone who
received a letter is a winner and everyone who took the time to write a letter was a
winner as well.
In some cases the praise was anonymous and in some cases there
was no signature so we could not publish the name of who gave the praise.
Thank you for partaking in this wonderful experience. May 2013 bring equal if not
more inspiration to a growing movement of love, liberty and freedom.

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Click link to see PDF File of Awards

http://files.meetup.com/1554800/Liberty%20Inspiration%20Award%202012.pdf

Two Up-Coming Liberty Events Feature Gigi Bowman and Liberty Candidates

October 13th 2012 is Libertyfest III NYC http://www.lfync.com

This is the third year of this event produced by Ian Cioffi, that brings the Liberty Movement to NYC including Gigi Bowman and her Liberty Candidates past and present.

This year the guests include:

Author, Historian and senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Tom Woods
WPIX Chanel 11 NY Commentator, Lionel
Liberty movement Singer and Songwriters, Tatiana Moroz and Jordan Page
Libertarian, entrepreneur, and former Manhattan Madam, Kristen Davis
Founder of We Are Change, Luke Rudkowski
among many others!

Gigi Bowman, Founder of Liberty Candidates will be speaking along with Congressional Liberty Candidate for NY District 3  Michael McDermott.  Also among past and present liberty candidates who will be speaking are Danny Panzella of truthsquad.tv, Comedian Chris Cantwell, past Liberty Candidate who recently moved to New Hampshire to join the Free State Project and Adam Kokesh activist and commentator of Adam Vs. The Man 3.0

Tickets are still on sale and you can also get in on a raffle to win a magnificent one-of-a-kind guitar from the sponsor, Alumnisonic Guitar company which is owned by Liberty activist’ Ray Matter and Terry Little.

You can check it all out at www.lfnyc.com

The sponsors include Crankmycat.com and the NYC and National Libertarian Party!

 

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Paul Festival Announces New Additions to an Already Impressive Lineup

Ron Paul sends a personal message of appreciation

“Golden State” and others join the show

Tampa, FL. – On Thursday, July 26th, Paul Festival announced new additions to an already impressive lineup that includes keynote speaker Peter Schiff, Lew Rockwell, Gov. Gary Johnson, and Chuck Baldwin.  The new additions include:

  • Country and Western Sensations, “Burns & Poe
  • Liberty Band: “Golden State
  • The Winners of the Paul Festival Video Promo Contest : “Corrected Axiom”
  • YouTube Sensation, “The Minister of Truth and the Axis Experience
  • Atlanta Georgia’s own: “The Industry

They join the music sensation The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Ron Keel, Jordan Page, Tatiana Moroz, Rebel Inc and Circle II Circle, among others.  A full list of speakers and performers are available on their website at http://www.PaulFestival.org.

Organizers have been busy putting together what could potentially be the greatest gathering of the Liberty movement to date.  They were pleasantly surprised by an encouraging note from the founder of the movement, Presidential contender Ron Paul himself — whose recent legislative victory in the House saw bi-partisan support to audit the Federal Reserve.

“The organizers of Paul Fest have been very helpful in working with my staff to avoid scheduling conflicts with our rally on Sunday, and I am very appreciative of the flexibility they’ve shown and the enthusiasm with which they’ve embraced our plans. I am confident that the hard work by the Paul Fest organizers will result in a great time for all those attending their event.” stated the Congressman.

As a special promotion, organizers are holding a ticket raffle and prize give-a-way.  Prizes include a Skype-date with the sultry sensation Tatiana Moroz, tickets to LibertyFest NYC, the premier of Atlas Shrugged and many more.  Anyone who buys a ticket or a Ronvoy package between now and Aug. 8th are entered into our drawing.  For more information please visit: http://www.paulfestival.org/77-general-information/253-paulfestival-ticket-raffle-and-prize-give-a-way

The confluence of events taking place in Tampa are shaping up to be quite a spectacle.  Besides the official RNC eventsPaul Festival, theRally at the Sundome, the Veterans’ MarchCamp Liberty, not to mention the Ronvoy parade through Tampa, this August is sure to be an historical time for the Liberty movement, which is the proving itself as the fastest growing political movement in recent history.

Nullify the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

Nullify the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

By Tisha Casida

Both Political Parties in Washington, D.C. are completely out of touch with the people.  The Republicans and the Democrats are discussing and passing legislation that should never have even be a talking point on the floor of the Congress, let alone law.  They took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution and look at what they have done!  Are they trying to “protect us” or is something more sinister going on?  Conspiracy is certainly on the minds of Americans these days as both parties support and pass unconstitutional and yes, treasonous legislation against the American people.  What is happening?

WE MUST stop them!   I am talking about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  Anyone who reads this assault on us is asking “WHY do we need this type of law”?  How is it that they think we need this?  What are they not telling us?  We all like to call our elected officials ‘stupid’ at times but I am certain they are not stupid enough to not have a plan and understand what is going on here.  Why does this have so little opposition from either party?  Why is it not talked about in our “main-stream” news media?

Enough!  Every state, county, and city must draft legislation to nullify this unconstitutional declaration of war against Americans.  They can’t even call it a war against terror anymore because they just declared “us” the American people terrorists, extremists, committing “belligerent acts”.  They clearly have drawn the line, it is our elected officials against the American people.  How is this possible?  Why would they do this?  Check out the actual verbiage (Title X, Subtitle D, Sections 1021 and 1022 – Page 81 of 371) and you decide.  It is now WAR – they provoked and declared it.

Our founding document The Constitution of the United States of America means nothing to them anymore or they would not have drafted or passed this treasonous act.  They have failed to uphold their oath of office.  So do we follow them or follow the Constitution?  The Constitution warns against what they have done to us and clearly states what is necessary for “we the people” to protect ourselves from the disastrous effects of power freaks, cowards, and dictators.  Read the bill and decide for yourself.

We can combat all of this in a non-violent way.  But you must get off the couch and put down the TV remote.  Americans have become complacent and think it’s all gonna be okay.  Time to walk the walk and stop screaming at the television which goes on deaf ears and does nothing to empower yourself.  This is exactly why I am running for Congress – to protect our liberty and freedom from an oppressive government.  Every state has the opportunity to fight back and I am fighting for Coloradans.  This is not a “sky is falling message”, this is real and in force since New Years Eve 2012.  You have already lost your liberty and freedom, it is just not enforced yet.  Elect me to restore your liberty and freedom and stop this egregious act against YOU and all of us.  I stand for you and all of Colorado, I will not stand down.  I got off the couch, please join me. http://www.casida2012.com/ndaa/nullify-the-national-defense-authorization-act-ndaa/

Please support our efforts to educate America about the NDAA and the Enemy Expatriation Act, please consider a donation to our campaign.  Every bit helps!