Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Socialist Action launches first presidential ticket

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Jeff Mackler in New York City (Photo: Socialist Action)

From SocialistAction.org, June 23rd, 2016 (H/T Jeremy Siple):

Socialist Action is launching a national election campaign, with National Secretary Jeff Mackler as the party’s candidate for U.S. president, and Karen Schraufnagel as its candidate for vice president.

Jeff Mackler has spent a lifetime fighting for the working class and social justice.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party 2012 Presidential Nominee Roseanne Barr Praises Donald Trump in Recent Interview

Barr & Trump

Comedienne Roseanne Barr, who unsuccessfully sought the Green Party’s 2012 presidential nomination before winning the Peace and Freedom Party nomination that year, took part in an interview this week with the Hollywood Reporter to promote her new documentary Roseanne For President!, a chronicle of her 2012 campaign.  During the interview, the leftist Barr offered high praise for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.… Read more ...

Liberty Union Party of Vermont Nominates Gloria La Riva for President

Gloria La Riva

Gloria La Riva

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On May 8, the ballot-qualified Liberty Union Party nominated Gloria La Riva for President and Eugene Puryear for Vice-President. They are also the nominees of the Party for Socialism & Liberation this year. The ticket will now be on the Vermont ballot automatically, without the need for a petition.… Read more ...

New York Times Carries Major Obituary for Socialist Workers Party Vice Presidential Nominee of 1968

Kwame Somburu, left, with a student in New York in 1969.

Kwame Somburu, left, with a student in New York in 1969.


From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The New York Times has this lengthy obituary of Paul Boutelle, who was the Socialist Workers Party vice-presidential nominee in 1968. The obituary even has a picture, which is somewhat rare for Times obituaries.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party Builds June Active Workers Conference

SWP vice-presidential candidate Osborne Hart, right, at Verizon solidarity rally in Atlanta. Party is campaigning across country, fighting for ballot status, winning new Militant readers.

SWP vice-presidential candidate Osborne Hart, right, at Verizon solidarity rally in Atlanta. Party is campaigning across country, fighting for ballot status, winning new Militant readers.

From Maggie Trowe at The Militant:

The three-day Socialist Workers Party-sponsored Active Workers Conference begins June 16 in Oberlin, Ohio, less than five weeks from now.… Read more ...

U.S. District Court Sets May 19 Oral Argument in Kentucky Ballot Access Case

judgeFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove will hear oral argument in Libertarian Party of Kentucky v Grimes, 3:15cv-86, on Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m. in the federal courthouse in Frankfort, Kentucky. Case number 3:15cv-86. The Constitution Party is a co-plaintiff.

The issue is Kentucky’s failure to have a procedure by which a previously unqualified party can become a qualified party, in advance of an election.… Read more ...

Barry Grey at the World Socialist Web Site: ‘Socialist Alternative: Charlatanry and lies in support of Sanders’ “political revolution”’

Socialist Alternative
The following is from Barry Grey at the World Socialist Web Site.  Please note that the WSWS is affiliated with the Socialist Equality Party, which is fielding its own presidential ticket instead of supporting Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders is shifting into the next phase of his mission on behalf of the American ruling elite, seeking to corral the millions of youth and workers who responded to his campaign and direct them behind the war criminal and Wall Street stooge Hillary Clinton.… Read more ...

Niles Niemuth: Support the Struggle of Detroit Teachers! Unite the Working Class in a Fight Back!

From the World Socialist Web Site:

Niles Niemuth is the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for vice president in the 2016 US elections. For more information on the SEP campaign, visit sep2016.com. You can also follow Niles and SEP presidential candidateJerry White on Facebook.

This statement was delivered by Niles and distributed to teachers by campaign supporters Tuesday afternoonoutside a mass membership meeting called by the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT).Read more ...

Gloria La Riva: ‘Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee – Sanders Stages Another Upset’

Gloria La Riva

Gloria La Riva

From Liberation News:

 

Donald Trump’s victory intonight’s Indiana primary has pushed Ted Cruz to suspend his campaign. The Republican establishment’s “Defeat Trump” bid has failed.

The Gloria La Riva for President Campaign remarked on the latest development in the 2016 U.S. elections. “The frontrunners Trump and Hillary Clinton embody the rigged nature of the elections.… Read more ...

Maggie Trowe: Join with SWP to Back Strikers, Get on Ballot, Build Conference

David Rosenfeld, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress in Minnesota, at St. Paul rally for $15 an hour and a union April 14. SWP candidates call for solidarity with union battles.

David Rosenfeld, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress in Minnesota, at St. Paul rally for $15 an hour and a union April 14. SWP candidates call for solidarity with union battles.

 

From Maggie Trowe at The Militant:

 

Across the country — from Fort Morgan, Colorado; to Opelousas, Louisiana; to Rutherford, New Jersey — communist workers are explaining the Socialist Workers Party program, engaging in political discussion and making progress in several states putting the party’s presidential ticket of Alyson Kennedy and Osborne Hart on the ballot.… Read more ...

Socialist Equality Party Announces Presidential Ticket

FB_IMG_1461330197356From the SEP’s Facebook page:

The Socialist Equality Party has selected Jerry White as its presidential candidate and Niles Niemuth as its vice-presidential candidate in the 2016 elections. White and Niemuth will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in the United States and around the world.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant Urges Bernie Sanders to Join Jill Stein on Green Ticket, or Run As Independent

Kshama Sawant

Kshama Sawant

From Green Party Watch:

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant has launched an online petition urging Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is currently seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, to join Jill Stein on a Green Party ticket or to run as an independent.

Sawant said, “The stakes are too high to let this moment slip through our fingers.… Read more ...