Tag Archives: International Socialist Organization

Seattle Times: Activists in Alternative Parties Discuss Cooperating in State

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Excerpt from this Seattle Times article, written by Joseph O’Sullivan:

It sounds like the start of a joke: A libertarian, a socialist, an anarchist and a Green Party member walk into a room.

But at the Traditions Cafe on Sunday night, representatives of the four disparate political movements took seats on a low riser in front of a crowd of about 40.… Read more ...

Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Jones on 2014 Green campaign in NY: ‘Building a strong, independent political movement is the hard work that lies before us’

Brian Jones was the Green Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor in New York in 2014.  Together with gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Jones received almost 5 percent of the vote, in one of the most well-organized and visible Green Party campaigns in 2014.  In a post on the leftist website The Jacobin, Jones reflects on running an openly socialist campaign that sought to create an independent, working class alternative to the two major parties.… Read more ...

Workers Vanguard article criticizes 5 candidates, 4 parties, 1 non-party org

In an article published earlier this month in Workers Vanguard, the newsletter of the International Communist League, a who’s who of the American Left is chastised for it’s role in the 2008 presidential campaign. The article can be read in its entirety here, and includes blanket renunciations of “all capitalist parties,” appeals to fundamental marxist theory by Marx, Lenin and Trotsky, and a lengthy discussion of black liberation.… Read more ...