Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

PSL, ANSWER Coalition organizing protests against Trump’s war on Syria

PSL Liberation News:

The Party for Socialism and Liberation is a member organization of the ANSWER Coalition

The Trump administration is waging a new war of aggression in the Middle East. The target this time is Syria. More than 70 U.S. cruise missiles hit Syria tonight.

The ANSWER Coalition is calling on people and organizations to mobilize nationally coordinated protests Friday at 5:00 p.m.Read more ...

Stephen Millies at Workers World: ‘The real loan sharks’

Stephen Millies at Workers World Party:

The feds have arrested 10 “wise guys” for loan sharking in New York City’s Howard Beach, a neighborhood made notorious by the racist mob killing of African-American Michael Griffith in 1986. The gangsters allegedly hauled in $26 million over 17 years. (New York Daily News, March 29)

That’s chump change.… Read more ...

Ginger Jentzen at Socialist Alternative: ‘Minneapolis Elections: Big Business and DFL establishment join forces’

Ginger Jentzen at Socialist Alternative:

Don’t Let Corporate Cash Buy this Election!

Low-wage workers have organized for two years to force $15 an hour to the center of Minneapolis’ 2017 elections. Today, I’m excited to see a growing list of candidates emerging to challenge corporate politics in City Hall, taking a clear position in support of issues like a $15 minimum wage.… Read more ...

PSL: ‘On the DNC photoshopping our poster: a history of co-optation illustrated in one Tweet’

By Party for Socialism and Liberation at Liberation News:

Last Friday, the official Twitter account of the Democratic Party sent out a Tweet celebrating the defeat of the Republican health plan, including an image of the mass protest movement against Trump. In the bottom of the photo, taken at the Jan.Read more ...

Workers World: ‘Call him by his real name’

As dissatisfaction with this stagnating capitalist system has grown in most of the Western imperialist countries, pundits and the media have come up with a label for politicians who rail against the “establishment” and speak in the name of “the people.” That word is “populist.” But, like the politicians they pin the term on, the media are deliberately confusing the public.… Read more ...

PSL: What should we see in the ashes of the Standing Rock protest camp?

Emily Hannon at the PSL’s Liberation News:

The anti-DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) protest camp burned last Wednesday, teepees set ceremoniously ablaze by protesters before the police swarmed in to arrest anyone who dared remain on the camp.

As Donald Trump and his cronies strip away the rights of trans people, Muslims, immigrants, and now Native Americans with his executive order to accelerate the building of DAPL, it may almost seem the world is burning down, engulfed in the wealthy’s insatiable hunger to steal more and more from the oppressed.… Read more ...

Nino Brown at the PSL’s Liberation News: Trump plunges deeper into Syrian war

Nino Brown at the PSL’s Liberation News:

boots-on-the-ground-in-syria-just-became-a-lot-more-likelyDespite various proclamations that the United States will not have any “boots on the ground” in Syria, on March 9 the Washington Post and CNN reported that the Trump administration sent hundreds of Marines to the area in and around Manbij, Syria, to allegedly prevent conflict between U.S.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: ‘Take a righteous stand against Trump’s police-state deportation orders’

The Freedom Socialist Party denounces Donald Trump’s Feb. 21 outrageous, inhumane deportation orders, commits itself to defend immigrants of whatever status in every way possible, and urges others to do the same.

Trump directed these orders to be enforced against any and all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants that federal agents or local authorities round up or merely encounter.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party- In a divided United States Class: it’s where we find our strength

Submitted to IPR by the Freedom Socialist Newspaper:

by Steven Strauss and Andrea Bauer

Freedom Socialist newspaper, Vol. 38, No. 1, February-March 2017

Analyzing the reasons why Donald Trump “won” the 2016 election is in part an exercise in absurdity, since Hillary Clinton attracted about three million more votes than he did.… Read more ...

New Year’s Greetings from the Freedom Socialist Party: Make 2017 a Class Act

Email from the Freedom Socialist Party:

Wow, what a year. Everybody sees 2016 as politically extraordinary – literally, out of the ordinary. In some ways that’s true. In some essential ways, though, not so much.

During the U.S. presidential campaign of 1928, Republican Herbert Hoover promised voters that if he won, he’d put “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” Just a few months later, the stock market crashed.… Read more ...

National aggregate US House, Gubernatorial vote totals by party, 2016

Gubernatorial Totals by Party, 2016:

Here are national totals for gubernatorial races, by party, for the November 2016 election:

Republican 9,688,152
Democratic 9,288,358
Libertarian 392,890
Green 69,107
Independent Party of Oregon 47,481
Constitution 23,441
Independent American 15,912
Liberty Union 8,912

Independent candidates got 30,019. UPDATE: totals have been corrected to fix a Delaware error.

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PSL: ‘War monger Trump: Let it be an arms race’

Estevan Hernandez at the PSL’s Liberation News:

On December 22 president-elect Donald Trump tweeted: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.”

The next day, he reportedly told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski “Let it be an arms race,” when she asked him about his earlier tweet. This comes after an election campaign peppered with flippant and belligerent talk about the U.S.… Read more ...