Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Libertarians rally to 'End the Fed'

Posted By on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Looking for excitement Saturday, apart from battling crazed mobs for cut-rate flat-screen TVs?

Libertarians and others will rally and march Saturday in Little Rock in support of shutting down the Federal Reserve, establishing an alternate Arkansas currency and other stuff. Participants include Adam Kokesh of Washington (and, in the small world department, son of a college classmate of my wife) who has a three-hour daily podcast on "sticking it to the man." Fun starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Riverfront Amphitheater.

Details follow:

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Little Rock — A group of citizens will hold a march and rally on Saturday, November 24th to raise awareness about their concerns of the Federal Reserve’s control of the US monetary and banking systems, hyperinflation and the devaluation of the American dollar. The group, END THE FED Arkansas, plans to introduce an alternative currency, the ArBuck, which would serve as a local, parallel currency in AR.

Christina Tobin of Chicago, founder and Chair of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, is a keynote speaker. Tobin co-moderated the 2012 Presidential debate with Larry King and served as Ralph Nader’s national ballot access coordinator in 2008. Tobin champions for electoral reform and bringing visibility to third party candidates.

Adam Kokesh of Washington DC, Iraq war veteran, anti-war protestor and media personality will also be a keynote speaker. Kokesh is the creator of ADAM VS THE MAN podcast, a three-hour daily production about challenging authority, “sticking it to the man,” and living like a free, dignified human being.

Other local speakers include Dugan King of Little Rock, creator of the ArBuck plan; Chris Hayes of Little Rock, 2012 Congressional candidate; Rodger Paxton of Marion, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of AR; David Chiodo of Fayetteville, founder of END THE FED Arkansas; Mark Daniels of Little Rock, activist and founder of Global Political Awakening; and Britney Logan of Conway, VP of Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Central AR.

The march will begin at 11:30am at the Riverfest Amphitheater (400 President Clinton ), proceed past the Federal Reserve (Stephens, Inc. building at 111 Center St.), will continue to the Old State House Museum (300 W. Markham St.) where the march will pause for Kokesh to speak to the crowd at noon. The march will end at 12:30pm with a rally at the Belvedere near the Amphitheater (Riverfront Park). Following the rally with the keynote and other speakers, free entertainment will be provided by The Bryant Band and Steve Bates at Juanita’s (614 President Clinton).

This event is sponsored by END THE FED Arkansas and the Libertarian Party of Arkansas

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