Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

New Mexico Libertarian Party Gains Enough Registration to Meet One of the Two Tests to Have its Own Primary

Ballot Access News:

The New Mexico Libertarian Party has never had a government-provided primary. The only minor party that has ever had its own primary in New Mexico is the Green Party, which had one in 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004. The state requires a party to meet two tests to have a primary: (1) a vote of 5% for a statewide office; (2) registration of three-tenths of 1%.… Read more ...

Peter Gemma: Election Prediction Challenge

I want to keep this prediction for 3rd party candidates simple: percentage for the Big Two (Green and Libertarian), and, for other 3rd party and independent candidates, vote totals or specific guesses on states.  Since there are so many in the later category, I thought it best to leave those entries open ended; list as many as you wish.… Read more ...

Veronica Tash: The Horrors of Hillary

Veronica Tash at the North Star:

On October 28, Bill Maher gave a long monologue about “false equivalency” between Trump and Clinton, denigrating the best informed generation of voters this election, millennials, of not being educated on the candidates and falsely equating Trump and Hillary as equally evil:

“I am so tired of hearing: ‘I know Trump’s a creep but Hillary doesn’t seem genuine.’ Grow the fuck up, she is a civil servant, not a craft beer.… Read more ...

Wikinews Publishes “Final Pleas” From Three Third Party Candidates

In the sixth and final edition of the monthly Wikinews series on the 2016 presidential election, three candidates not invited to Free & Equal’s 2016 presidential debate were provided an opportunity to write a final statement to voters.

Those making their final plea include: America’s Party nominee Tom Hoefling (who asked to use the same statement he made as a final plea as his party’s nominee in 2012); Socialist Party USA and Natural Law Party presidential nominee Mimi Soltysik, and former Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James Hedges, nominee of the Prohibition Party.… Read more ...

Larry Rubin at People’s World: ‘Trump’s world wide empire is rife with sleaze’

Photo: Bebeto Matthews | AP

Larry Rubin at the CPUSA’s People’s World:

WASHINGTON – It’s hard to tell if Donald Trump has been planting the seeds of sleazy business practices around the world or if he’s attracted to existing sleaze-purveyors.

One thing is certain: where there are real illegal scams, there is Trump.… Read more ...

Workers World Party: Workers bear brunt of Trump’s bankruptcy

If Donald Trump really wanted to “Make America great again,” he could start with his own employees, who lost millions in retirement savings when Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts declared bankruptcy in 2004. According to the 2004 class action lawsuit they filed, THCR encouraged them to invest their 401(k) savings in shares of THCR stock.… Read more ...

Workers World Party: Trump, Clinton and the FBI

Something quite unprecedented in U.S. presidential elections happened on Oct. 28, and there is much speculation throughout the media as to why.

Just a week and a half before election day, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to members of Congress about new developments in the agency’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails, which supposedly had ended months earlier.… Read more ...

Bernie Sanders Says “It’s Fine with Me” if Voters in Non-Swing States Want to Cast a Write-in Vote for Him

Ballot Access News:

Bernie Sanders was recently asked about voters who are thinking about casting a write-in vote for president for him. According to this story, he said “It’s fine with me” as long as it is a state in which there is no doubt which major party nominee will win that state.… Read more ...

Tom MacMillan: The Green Party’s Political Independence Problem



As a rule, large capitalists are Republicans and small capitalists are Democrats, but workingmen must remember that they are all capitalists, and that the many small ones, like the fewer large ones, are all politically supporting their class interests, and this is always and everywhere the capitalist class” – renown labor leader and Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene V.Read more ...

La Riva: Solidarity with water protectors at Standing Rock

From the PSL’s Liberation News:

Gloria La Riva (right) and Dennis Banks (center) at Standing Rock earlier this year.

Gloria La Riva (right) and Dennis Banks (center) at Standing Rock earlier this year.

The Gloria La Riva for President Campaign stands in solidarity with the water protectors at Standing Rock and calls for an end to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. La Riva calls for freedom for all those who have been arrested at Standing Rock including the 141 people arrested on Oct.Read more ...

Darcy G. Richardson: ‘De La Fuente, La Riva & Castle Shine in Free & Equal 3rd-Party Debate’

Darcy G. Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

“They gave this election dignity,” asserted actor and debate moderator Ed Asner in his closing remarks at Tuesday night’s Free and Equal third-party presidential debate in Boulder.

The 86-year-old Emmy award-winning actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild was referring, of course, to the three presidential candidates — the Reform Party’s Rocky De La Fuente, Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and the Constitution Party’s Darrell Castle — who participated in the lively two-hour forum at the University of Colorado’s Macky Auditorium.… Read more ...

Wrapping-up Third Party Presidential Candidates Series

images-1by Peter B. Gemma

I have to wrap-up the series of interviews with third party presidential candidates as I am going away until just before the election. Almost every campaign was cooperative, forthright, and appreciative of the opportunity.

Despite several inquiries, I did not get the courtesy of a reply from the Gary Johnson and Jill Stein campaigns.… Read more ...