Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Brian Becker at the PSL’s Liberation News: ‘Trump and Nixon: A lesson not learned by the U.S. left’

Brian Becker at Liberation News, the Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

The radical, leftist trajectory of the grassroots resistance movement of the 1960’s and early 1970’s was brought to a screeching halt as a result of “Watergate” when a coalition of right wing and liberal bourgeois political factions in Congress united to bring down Richard Nixon in 1974.… Read more ...

John Reimann: ‘Lack of a Working Class Political Party: A Deafening Roar’

John Reimann at the North Star:

Sometimes when I was working in construction I’d be working right by an air compressor – one of those giant ones that makes a continual thunderous roar. The noise would be so loud and continuous that after awhile you wouldn’t even hear it, you wouldn’t be aware of it anymore….… Read more ...

Quest Riggs at Workers World: ‘New Orleans: Mass rally confronts racists over Confederate monuments’

Quest Riggs at Workers World (Party newspaper/website):

Some 1,200 people came out on May 7 for a loud and proud “second line” celebration of the demand to remove all symbols of white supremacy in New Orleans. In New Orleans parades, the second line of dancers or marchers come in behind the official first line.… Read more ...

California Assembly Passes Bill, Deleting Old State Law that Says State Employees Can be Fired for Being a Member of the Communist Party

Ballot Access News:

On May 8, the California Assembly passed AB 22, which deletes an old law that says state employees can be fired if they are members of the Communist Party. Thanks to Libertarian Republic for this news. The vote was 41-30. The bill now goes to the State Senate.… Read more ...

Nine Constitutional Ballot Access Cases Pending in U.S. Courts of Appeals

Ballot Access News:

At least nine constitutional ballot access cases are pending in various U.S. Courts of Appeals around the nation. Here is a brief status summary:

1. The Eleventh Circuit has all the briefs in Hall v Merrill, 16-16766. The issue is whether Alabama can require a petition of 3% of the last gubernatorial vote in special elections for U.S.… Read more ...

Virginia Libertarian Party Nominates Cliff Hyra for Governor

Ballot Access News:

On May 6, the Virginia Libertarian Party held a state convention and nominated Cliff Hyra for Governor. See this story. Because the Virginia Libertarian Party has never been ballot-qualified, it must submit 10,000 signatures to put him on the ballot. The petition drive had been underway for several weeks and is expected to succeed.

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Socialist Party USA: ‘US Out of Korea Now!’

SPUSA National Action Committee:

Despite the fact that the United States dropped the so-called “Mother of All Bombs” in Afghanistan less than three weeks ago, Donald Trump has the audacity to claim that North Korea testing – not using – a weapon will not be tolerated.

It has become increasingly clear that the White House and Pentagon are preparing to attack North Korea and will use any excuse to get there.… Read more ...

Juliana Musheyev at the PSL’s Liberation News: ‘100 Days of resistance against the Trump Agenda’

Juliana Musheyev at the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Liberation News:

100 Days of resistance against the Trump Agenda

On January 20, 2017, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in cities all over the country to declare that they will not let the Trump administration get away with its attacks on working and oppressed people. One hundred days later, while Trump struggles to keep his promises, we are keeping ours.… Read more ...

Peter Gemma: The Impact of Non-Voters

Peter Gemma at The American Thinker:

Dr. Billy Graham has observed that, “bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote.”

In Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District special election last week, 57 percent of registered voters stayed home. The race repeatedly made national news because it was possible that a Democrat could be elected to that seat for the first time since 1979.… Read more ...

Working Families Party Wins Connecticut Special Legislative Election

Ballot Access News:

On April 25, Connecticut held a special election to fill the vacant State House seat, 7th district, in Hartford. The Working Families Party nominee, Joshua Hall, defeated his opponents. The vote by party: Working Families Party 625; Democratic 512; independent candidate 367. See this story.… Read more ...

Brian Becker at PSL: ‘China sounds the alarm: Trump prepares for war against Korea’

By Brian Becker, ANSWER Coalition National Coordinator at the PSL’s Liberation News:

It is not possible to overstate the impact on U.S. and global politics of Trump’s unilateral, surprise cruise missile strikes on Syria at the very moment that he was having dinner with China’s President Xi Jinping.

China got Trump’s message.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA Statement on Syria

In as clear terms as possible, the Socialist Party USA condemns the massacre of at least eighty innocent Syrians in Khan Sheikhoun using chemical weapons. This inhumane act is completely unacceptable and cannot be defended. Regardless of who ordered this massacre, and despite any pandering from some on the US Left, history will remember these days and write that Bashar al-Assad butchered his own people and Vladimir Putin helped him do it.… Read more ...