Monday, May 16, 2011

Featured Speakers

Former Ohio Congressman James Traficant

Born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, May 8, 1941; graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown, Ohio, 1959; B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1963; M.S., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1973; M.S., Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, 1976; executive director, Mahoning County, Ohio, Drug Program, Inc., 1971-1981; sheriff, Mahoning County, Ohio, 1981-1985; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-ninth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1985-July 24, 2002); expelled from the House of Representatives pursuant to H. Res. 495, passed on July 24, 2002; unsuccessful candidate as an Independent for the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002.

Read Jim's famous speech on the Bankruptcy of the United States HERE

Read Jim's famous One Minute Speeches HERE

Larken Rose 2011 speaker

Larken Rose is a self-described "enemy of the state." The author of several books, two written while serving a year as a political prisoner of the gang which calls itself "The United States Government," Mr. Rose is an ardent proponent of self-ownership and a purely voluntary society.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Satellite Picture of Area

Freedom Palooza Graphic

Pennsylvania Oath Keeper President to Speak

Oath Keepers's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 2009, President of the PA Oath Keepers and Sheriff Candidate for Carbon County, Staven Armbruster has joined the speaking roster of Freedom Palooza.

Currently, there are over 20 candidates running for Sheriff in the various counties of Pennsylvania as Constitutional Sheriffs. So powerful is this movement that it stands in the way (at the County level) of oppressive government and effectively voids any actions that are found outside of the Constitution and rule of law.

Friday, May 13, 2011

American Free Press Article - Freedompalooza is coming on July 2-3

By Victor Thorn
Some 20 speakers, 20 bands, plus two days of patriotism and truth-telling. It’s called Freedompalooza, and on July 2-3 it’s rolling into one of the historic birthplaces of America, Kintnersville, Pa.

On June 8, this writer interviewed Paul Topete, frontman for the political rock band Pokerface and originator of Freedompalooza.

“We envision this festival as the patriot’s version of a traveling truthstock,” said Topete. “We have something good to tell America without any fear that it’s coming from mainstream media sources.”

One of the featured speakers will be AFP’s own Jim Traficant. Topete explained why the former Ohio representative was a natural fit. “There are so few congressmen who even know what America is any more. After Traficant introduced the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, he messed with the government’s money, so the government put him in jail.”

Other notable names to appear at this and future dates include Jim Condit, 9-11 activist Manny Badillo and self-described “enemy of the state” Larken Rose, a former political prisoner that has engaged in many battles with the IRS.

Topete spoke with obvious pride when referring to his guests. “This festival is for us. Those who attend Freedompalooza will hear more truth in one place than they’ll ever hear in their lives. We’re going to entertain them, and everyone will leave a little smarter.”
Since a handful of Tea Party websites are promoting Freedompalooza, AFP inquired as to his thoughts on this political force.

“We had a great relationship with them until people like Glenn Beck took over,” Topete remarked. “We played a July 4 event in Washington, D.C., but then they got neo-conned by groups like the ADL and turned into a controlled opposition movement.”

As AFP readers can tell, they won’t hear this kind of straight forward, no nonsense talk at other political functions or at their county fair. That’s what makes Freedompalooza so different from any other summer event. The musicians are politically minded, speakers such as Traficant refuse to back down, and as the driving force behind these festivities, Topete shows a courage exhibited by few in our world today.