Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Peace and Freedom Party: ‘NAFTA, Deportations, Workers’ Struggles’

This resolution was adopted unanimously on August 13, 2017 by the State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party of California.

Cancel NAFTA! Tear Down the Wall of Shame / Not One More Deportation! Support Workers’ Rights and Struggles in Mexico, the United States, and Canada!

Whereas, there is a stepped-up attack on immigrant workers — documented and undocumented — in the United States, and NAFTA has been used to pit U.S.… Read more ...

Dick Gregory Dies

Ballot Access News:

Dick Gregory, the last surviving presidential candidate from the November 1968 election, died on August 20. He was 84 and was living in Washington, D.C. He was the Freedom and Peace presidential nominee in 1968. Here is a major obituary from the Los Angeles Times. Thanks to Irv Sutley for the link.… Read more ...

WSWS: ‘Trump deepens appeal to fascist right’

Patrick Martin at (associated with the Socialist Equality Party):

In a series of tweets Thursday morning, US President Donald Trump intensified his appeal to racist and fascist forces, bemoaning the loss of “beautiful statues and monuments” of Confederate generals like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

Trump’s comments were a calculated overture to the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rioted in Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday over efforts to remove a statue of Robert E.… Read more ...

C. J. Atkins at CPUSA’s People’s World: ‘Nazis fulfilling the promises of Donald Trump’

BY C.J. ATKINS at the CPUSA’s People’s World:

Nazis in Virginia: “Fulfilling the promises of Donald Trump”
A demonstrator marching in solidarity with the Charlottesville anti-racist activists holds a sign recalling the Woody Guthrie song, “All You Fascists Bound to Lose,” in Chicago on August 13. | Micah Uetricht / DSA Chicago

Usually when David Duke opens his mouth, you can count on the words that come out to be a lie.… Read more ...

West Virginia PSL: Honor anti-racist fighters, preserve legacy of John Brown

Smash white supremacy! Honor anti-racist fighters, preserve legacy of John Brown!

By West Virginia PSL

Statue of “Stonewall” Jackson in Charleston, West Virginia

Statement from West Virginia Branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

The West Virginia branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation wholeheartedly endorses and stands in solidarity with the call to remove all monuments to Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and any other Confederate sympathizers from public display in the state.… Read more ...

Workers World Party: ‘Cops and Klan, Hand in Hand’: Lessons of Charlottesville

Sara Flounders at (Workers World Party):

Workers World contingent arrives at Emancipation Park, Charlottesville, N.C.

Flounders was a participant in the Aug. 12 Charlottesville, Va., anti-racist mobilization.

The racist “Unite the Right” mobilization in Charlottesville on Aug. 12 exposed once again the collusion of the capitalist state, its repressive police agencies and the current mobilizing of fascist organizations in the U.S.… Read more ...

IPR owner Warren Redlich to run for President in 2020?

Commenting at The Jack News article on prospective 2020 LP candidates for POTUS IPR owner Warren Redlich writes:

You left me out. The “Stop Wasting Money” campaign is coming. 🙂

I haven’t asked Mr. Redlich whether he was serious, but the entire series is highly speculative so in covering this series of articles at The Jack News for IPR I have decided to expand the series, as a bonus to our readers.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: ‘Support the People’s Congress of Resistance’

People's Congress of Resistance banner

On September 16 and 17, 2017, in Washington D.C. at the Blackburn Center at Howard University, activists from around the country will hold the first ever People’s Congress of Resistance. This is a critical opportunity to bring together voices from various movements all across the country to establish a program and strategy for what the people need and what we are fighting for: A vision for a better society.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA Statement on Charlottesville

Statement passed by the National Action Committee, 8/12/17

The Socialist Party condemns the cowardly act of right-wing terrorism in Charlottesville in which anti-fascist comrades were murdered and many more injured.

The oblivious response by Trump and weak response by other politicians of both capitalist parties proves that we are on our own.… Read more ...

PSL Statement: ‘Solidarity with the anti-racist, anti-fascist heroes in Charlottesville’

Press release from the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

No matter what disclaimer is made by Donald Trump, it has been his campaign of overt racism and white supremacy that has emboldened the KKK/Nazis and others who have re-branded themselves the “Alt-right.” They believe their time has come. “Make America Great Again” and going “Back to the Good Old Days” are understood by the white supremacists just as Trump means them.

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Nationwide Libertarian voter registration now above 500,000

Ballot Access News:

The new national registration totals for the United States, in the 32 jurisdictions in which the voter registration form asks the applicant to choose a party, are:

Democratic 44,706,349 (40.30%)
Republican 32,807,417 (29.57%)
independent & misc. 30,818,334 (27.78%)
Libertarian 511,277 (.46%)
Green 258,683 (.23%)
Constitution 97,893 (.09%)
Working Families 52,748 (.05%)
Reform 5,204 (.00+%)
other parties 1,684,317 (1.52%)

The number of registered voters in the 32 jurisdictions with partisan registration is 110,942,222.

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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 ...