Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

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”’

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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 ...

New York Times Urges Voters to Choose Working Families Party Nominee for Assembly, Special Election, Instead of the Democratic Nominee

Yuh-Line Niou

Yuh-Line Niou

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

New York hold a special election on April 19 for Assembly, 65th district, in Manhattan. Four parties have nominees: Democratic, Republican, Working Families, and Green. On April 8 the New York Times endorsed the Working Families Party nominee, Yuh-Line Niou.

From the article cited:

The race to replace Mr.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation: Clinton is an imperialist, not a feminist

he following was published at Liberation News, the official newspaper website of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, on April 4th, 2016:

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Originally published in the April 2016 issue of Liberation Newspaper. 

The Clinton campaign always points to her years of “foreign policy experience” as proof of her presidential qualifications.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party Says It is ‘Working-Class Alternative to Brutality of Capitalism’; Will Begin Petitioning in New Jersey Later This Month

Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy speaks at NY forum March 25. From left, Norton Sandler, chair, and Osborne Hart, SWP candidate for vice president.

Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Alyson Kennedy speaks at NY forum March 25. From left, Norton Sandler, chair, and Osborne Hart, SWP candidate for vice president.

From Arlene Rubinstein at The Militant:

“The Socialist Workers Party is running against capitalism and its brutal consequences for working people the world over.… Read more ...

Workers World Party Salutes Chicago Teachers Strike

downloadFrom Workers World:

Workers World Party’s 2016 Presidential Election Campaign released the following statement on April 1.

On April 1, 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union alongside over 50 community and union organizations will launch a massive strike against the status quo, against the racist capitalist ruling class of Chicago.… Read more ...