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Press release: Socialist Party Presidential Ticket Will Be on Michigan Ballot

Socialist Party of Michigan:

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The Presidential Ticket Will Also Be Joined by Socialist Party State House Candidate Michael Anderson (70th district)

For Immediate Release
August 7, 2016
Official Presidential Campaign Website: www.rev16.us

LANSING – The 2016 Socialist Party USA presidential campaign of Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik and vice presidential running mate Angela Nicole Walker will be included among the six presidential tickets appearing on Michigan’s ballot this November.… Read more ...

Federico Garcia: Why I have not felt the Bern – Reflections on perspectives for the American left

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Jill Stein addressing the “Bernie or Bust” crowd outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (photo: philly.com)

Federico Garcia is a blogger living in Italy who is interested in American third party politics. He published the following article at the American Third Party Report on August 10th:

The Democratic National Convention of Philadelphia is now in the history, but the most iconic event of the entire meeting has been the Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton against all the odds, even after the scandal of DNC leaked emails.… Read more ...

Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

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Press Release via the Libertarian Party of Milwaukee County:

Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

For the past two decades, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has exercised a monopoly on organizing general election debates between candidates for Governor and Senator. In that time, they have not once allowed any candidate other than the Republican and Democratic nominees to participate.… 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 ...

Third Party Primary Candidate Profiled by FoxNews

FoxNews.com is not exactly known for its friendliness towards third party or independent candidates. However, they published this extensive profile of several third party primary candidates who will be on the ballot in California. Amongst the candidates profiles are Green Party candidate Roseanne Barr, American Independent Party candidate Edward Noonan, and Socialist Party candidate Stewart Alexander.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party National Organizing Committee Meets This Weekend

The Peace and Freedom Party has been a ballot-qualified third party in California since 1968 (with a brief exception from 1999-2003). The party has, for a few decades, existed almost solely within the borders of California. However, when the party first began it was national in scope, though never more powerful anywhere else than in California.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Run More Legislative Candidates in New Jersey This Year Than in 2009

Ballot Access News:

New Jersey elects its state legislators in odd years. This year, New Jersey’s active minor parties have more candidates for the Assembly (the lower house) than they did two years ago. Libertarians have candidates in four districts this year, whereas the party only had candidates in a single Assembly district in 2009.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Socialist Party Member Elected to Detroit Citizens’ District Council

From Ballot Access News:

On April 5, Detroit elected members of Citizens’ District Councils in non-partisan elections. The city has 19 districts for this office, and each district elects six members every year, for three year terms. Each council has 18 members.

Matt Erard, a leader of the Socialist Party, was elected this year in the Downtown District.

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Dual biography of David McReynolds and Barbara Deming, two out pioneers of the left

(excerpt from) Gay City News
Lives of Courage and Commitment
Barbara Deming, David McReynolds: two out pioneers of the left

by Doug Ireland / March 2, 2011

Martin Duberman, known as “the father of gay studies,” is a distinguished historian, playwright, essayist, novelist, and public intellectual, and any new book by him is an event in queer culture to which attention must be paid.… Read more ...

Green, Libertarian, Constitution Party legislative candidates beat records going back decades

Compiled from Ballot Access News:

Indiana Libertarian 2010 Legislative Candidate Set Record Going Back at Least 85 Years

On November 2, 2010, Rex Bell, Libertarian nominee for Indiana State House, district 54, polled 20.78% of the vote in a race with both a Democrat and a Republican. That is the first time in at least 85 years that a minor party candidate for the Indiana legislature has polled over 20% of the vote in a race with both major parties.… Read more ...

Socialist Party on Ballot in Vermont for First Time Since 1952

Ballot Access News:

The Socialist Party has petitioned onto the Vermont ballot this year. It is the first time since 1952 that the Socialist Party has appeared on the Vermont ballot. The seven statewide nominees each needed 500 signatures, and they gathered them successfully.

This year’s Socialist Party nominees in Vermont are also the nominees of the Liberty Union Party.… Read more ...

Socialist Party Senatorial Candidate On Obama And Socialism

Dan La Botz is the Socialist Party of Ohio’s candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010. He was quoted in this article in the Cincinnati Enquirer discussing Obama and whether he is or is not a socialist.

Dan La Botz knows with certainty that President Barack Obama is no socialist.

He’s sure because he’s one himself, and finds little in common with the politics of the 44th president of the United States.

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