Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

PSL: What should we see in the ashes of the Standing Rock protest camp?

Emily Hannon at the PSL’s Liberation News:

The anti-DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) protest camp burned last Wednesday, teepees set ceremoniously ablaze by protesters before the police swarmed in to arrest anyone who dared remain on the camp.

As Donald Trump and his cronies strip away the rights of trans people, Muslims, immigrants, and now Native Americans with his executive order to accelerate the building of DAPL, it may almost seem the world is burning down, engulfed in the wealthy’s insatiable hunger to steal more and more from the oppressed.… Read more ...

Nino Brown at the PSL’s Liberation News: Trump plunges deeper into Syrian war

Nino Brown at the PSL’s Liberation News:

boots-on-the-ground-in-syria-just-became-a-lot-more-likelyDespite various proclamations that the United States will not have any “boots on the ground” in Syria, on March 9 the Washington Post and CNN reported that the Trump administration sent hundreds of Marines to the area in and around Manbij, Syria, to allegedly prevent conflict between U.S.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: ‘Take a righteous stand against Trump’s police-state deportation orders’

The Freedom Socialist Party denounces Donald Trump’s Feb. 21 outrageous, inhumane deportation orders, commits itself to defend immigrants of whatever status in every way possible, and urges others to do the same.

Trump directed these orders to be enforced against any and all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants that federal agents or local authorities round up or merely encounter.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party- In a divided United States Class: it’s where we find our strength

Submitted to IPR by the Freedom Socialist Newspaper:

by Steven Strauss and Andrea Bauer

Freedom Socialist newspaper, Vol. 38, No. 1, February-March 2017

Analyzing the reasons why Donald Trump “won” the 2016 election is in part an exercise in absurdity, since Hillary Clinton attracted about three million more votes than he did.… Read more ...

New Year’s Greetings from the Freedom Socialist Party: Make 2017 a Class Act

Email from the Freedom Socialist Party:

Wow, what a year. Everybody sees 2016 as politically extraordinary – literally, out of the ordinary. In some ways that’s true. In some essential ways, though, not so much.

During the U.S. presidential campaign of 1928, Republican Herbert Hoover promised voters that if he won, he’d put “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” Just a few months later, the stock market crashed.… Read more ...

National aggregate US House, Gubernatorial vote totals by party, 2016

Gubernatorial Totals by Party, 2016:

Here are national totals for gubernatorial races, by party, for the November 2016 election:

Republican 9,688,152
Democratic 9,288,358
Libertarian 392,890
Green 69,107
Independent Party of Oregon 47,481
Constitution 23,441
Independent American 15,912
Liberty Union 8,912

Independent candidates got 30,019. UPDATE: totals have been corrected to fix a Delaware error.

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PSL: ‘War monger Trump: Let it be an arms race’

Estevan Hernandez at the PSL’s Liberation News:

On December 22 president-elect Donald Trump tweeted: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.”

The next day, he reportedly told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski “Let it be an arms race,” when she asked him about his earlier tweet. This comes after an election campaign peppered with flippant and belligerent talk about the U.S.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Alt parties make gains, shuffle rankings in presidential results (2016 vs. 2012)

By Mark Wachtler at ONN:

(ONN) Now that all of the 2016 Presidential election ballots have been counted and certified, including write-ins, we can see which opposition third parties grew, shrunk or stayed the same. With two unpopular candidates nominated by the two establishment parties – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – most of America’s third parties grew exponentially.… Read more ...

Meghann Adams at Liberation News: Trump Taiwan phone call a signal of aggression to come

Meghann Adams at the PSL’s Liberation News:

Trump Taiwan phone call a signal of aggression to come

On December 2, Donald Trump announced that he had talked on the phone with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen. This moment marked a huge departure from diplomatic protocol established between China and the United States in 1979.

Trump claimed that it was just a congratulatory call he was entitled to take while news outlets trembled in shock at what they thought could be an unintentional and ignorant shot at China.… Read more ...

National aggregate US Senate vote by party, 2016

Ballot Access News

The total vote cast for U.S. Senate on November 8, 2016, by party, was:

Democratic 51,297,372
Republican 40,784,703
Libertarian 1,788,027
Green 695,604
Working Families 428,854
Conservative 267,186
Independence 150,457
Constitution 124,587
Independent Party of Oregon 59,516
Women’s Equality 45,297
Independent American 27,340
New Independent Party 17,649
Reform 17,781
American 11,923
Unity 9,336
Socialist 6,888
Liberty Union 3,241
American Shopping 1,393

Independent candidates received 461,960 votes.… Read more ...

Post Election Survey of Third Party Movement Leaders; Part One – The Good News

by Peter B. Gemma

6a00d8341bfae553ef019b00baf5c2970c-800wi“I believe 2016 was a phenomenal breakthrough for independent candidates and 3rd parties; the fact that independent candidates formed networks to support each other and to push the independent message is a development they cannot be underestimated.”

That’s Lynn Kahn’s overview of this year’s election. Kahn, who ran for President as an independent, was on the ballot in two states and qualified as a write-in in 10 more.… Read more ...

Liberation News: “Bill Clinton Inc.” exposed

Joe Delaplaine at the PSL’s Liberation News:

“Hillary Clinton is a walking conflict of interest”, said Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, the Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund on a recent interview on Radio Sputnik’s “Loud and Clear”. “In 2009, as the newly appointed Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had to sign an oath –part of U.S.… Read more ...