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Socialist Action launches first presidential ticket

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Jeff Mackler in New York City (Photo: Socialist Action)

From SocialistAction.org, June 23rd, 2016 (H/T Jeremy Siple):

Socialist Action is launching a national election campaign, with National Secretary Jeff Mackler as the party’s candidate for U.S. president, and Karen Schraufnagel as its candidate for vice president.

Jeff Mackler has spent a lifetime fighting for the working class and social justice.… Read more ...

Dennis Mikolay: Socialists Find Fault with Obama Administration

Published on ivn.us on May 19, 2013. Dennis Mikolay is a Reform Party activist and writer/blogger based in New Jersey. 

n modern American politics, the word “socialist” has lost a great deal of its true meaning, robbed of its shock value by frequent overuse and naïve misapplication. Many a conservative pundit has warned President Obama and the national Democratic leadership seek to steer the United States towards a socialistic, or even worse, Marxist state, far from anything the Founders envisioned when they penned the Constitution.… Read more ...

Root: The Strike – As Ayn Rand Predicted

As Ayn Rand Predicted, the Wealthy are Going on Strike Against Obama.

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and creator of ROOTforAmerica.com

The U.S. economy is crumbling. Businesses are collapsing in record numbers. Jobs have disappeared. Tax revenues are down dramatically. Coincidence?

Everything happening today under Obama resembles the storyline of Ayn Rand’s famous book, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most popular books of all time, selling over 7 million copies.… Read more ...

A socialist message for Thanksgiving

(excerpt from) World Socialist Web Site
Thanksgiving in America

US corporations shatter profit records
25 November 2010

US corporations took in $1.659 trillion in the third quarter, breaking records going back 60 years, according to a Commerce Department report released Tuesday. It was the seventh consecutive quarter of profit growth at “some of the fastest rates in history” according to the New York Times.

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Students increasingly identify with alternative parties

Rob Nielsen in the Volante (University of South Dakota student voice) [excerpt]:

Two years ago, the College Libertarians formed. Last year the now disbanded Students Against the State organized.

And just this semester, the College Socialist have thrown their hat into the ring as well.

Richardson said the trend is part of a broader change in the political landscape of America linked to a disaffection with the two mainstream parties and the voting public’s tendency to lean Independent.… Read more ...

Socialists March Against SB1070

Socialist Webzine:

On May 25, members of the Socialist Party USA joined the mass demonstration protesting the racist law SB 1070 in Phoenix, Arizona. The demo was called by the umbrella group Alto Arizona and completed a week of escalating civil disobedience actions. Party members report that “many connections and bonds were made today and the momentum of the recent events has generated a healthy interest.” Socialist organizing efforts will continue in Phoenix and Tuscon as members seek to bring the message of amnesty and open borders to the broader SB 1070 fight back.… Read more ...

NYC Mayor Race Round-Up

The article below by Elizabeth Benjamin at the Daily News reports a list of candidates who have already filed for Mayor on independent/non-automatic-ballot-status-third-party lines, and notes that petitions are expected from Green Party candidate Reverend Billy (William Talen). The article does not mention the Libertarian Party candidate, Joseph Dobrian, whose website does not mention the petition drive and who does not have a lot of coverage in news or blog searches on the web.… Read more ...