Tag Archives: Workers World Party

Workers World Party Salutes Chicago Teachers Strike

downloadFrom Workers World:

Workers World Party’s 2016 Presidential Election Campaign released the following statement on April 1.

On April 1, 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union alongside over 50 community and union organizations will launch a massive strike against the status quo, against the racist capitalist ruling class of Chicago.… Read more ...

Union Endorses Workers World Party Election Campaign

Monica Moorehead & USW 8751 president, Andre François, March 24.

From Workers World:

At the March 24 monthly membership meeting of the Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, AFL-CIO, CLC [Canadian Labour Congress], the members voted unanimously to officially endorse Workers World Party candidate Monica Moorehead for president and Lamont Lilly for vice president in 2016.… Read more ...

List of Candidates on Libertarian, Green, Peace and Freedom, and American Independent Presidential Primary Ballots in California

Austin Petersen (L)

Austin Petersen (L)

Released by the CA Secretary of State on 2/8/16. H/T Ballot Access News:

Libertarian Party:

Marc Feldman
John Hale
Cecil Ince
Gary Johnson
Steve Kerbel
John McAfee
Darryl Perry
Austin Petersen
Derrick M. Reid
Jack Robinson Jr.
Rhett Smith
Joy Waymire

Green Party:

Darryl Cherney
William Kreml
Kent Mesplay
Sedinam Moyowasifsa-Curry
Jill Stein

Peace and Freedom Party:

Lynn Sandra Kahn
Gloria Estela La Riva
Monica Moorehead

American Independent Party:

Wiley Drake
Arthur Harris
James Hedges
Thomas Hoefling
J.R.… Read more ...

Politico Magazine on how socialist and left-wing minor parties, including Greens, are divided over Sanders

Excerpt from Politico Magazine:

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Sanders campaign literature from one of his Liberty Union third-party bids in Vermont in the 1970s.

Some welcome it. Philip Locker, Seattle-based spokesman for the national Socialist Alternative organization, is thrilled by Sanders phenomenon, enthusing that “the political system is starting to be shaken” as Sanders “is popularizing socialism to an audience of tens of millions.”

To others, that’s dangerous naiveté.

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Monica Moorehead: Racist Police Violence & the Need for Socialist Revolution

Monica Moorehead at the Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson, Mo., August 2014.

Monica Moorehead at the Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson, Mo., August 2014.

From Monica Moorehead at Workers World:

“According to [Karl] Marx, the state [comprised of armed bodies of men and women such as police; prisons; courts, etc.] is an organ of class rule, an organ for the oppression of one class by another; it is the creation of ‘order,’ which legalizes and perpetuates this oppression by moderating the conflict between classes.Read more ...

Workers World Party Candidates Condemn Shooting of Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Activists

From Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly at Workers World:

The Moorehead/Lilly 2016 election campaign condemns in the strongest terms the shootings of Black Lives Matter activists at the hands of white supremacists in Minneapolis, Minn., at 10:45 p.m. Nov. 23. This attack happened outside the Fourth Precinct Police Station where a protest was taking place demanding justice for Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old unarmed Black man who was fatally shot in the head by the police on Nov.… Read more ...

Cyber Party Chooses Vice-Presidential Nominee

Ken Rutkowski

Ken Rutkowski

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

As reported earlier, John McAfee has formed the Cyber Party and is its presidential nominee. The vice-presidential nominee is Ken Rutkowski of California. Rutkowski is well-known because of his radio program, Business Rockstars. It has a greater audience than any other radio show concerned with business.… Read more ...

Workers World Party Candidates Stand with the ‘Fight for 15 and a Union’ Movement

Monica Moorehead & Lamont Lilly

From Monica Moorehead at Workers World:

The Workers World Party 2016 National Election Campaign, running Monica Moorehead for president and Lamont Lilly for vice president, released the following statement on Nov. 11:

On Nov. 10, fast food, homecare, childcare, airport and other low-wage workers from many different sectors walked off the job, beginning a strike for $15 and the right to form a union.… Read more ...

Workers World Party Candidates Salute Missouri Black Students

Monica Moorehead

From Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly at Workers World:

The following is a greeting of congratulations from the presidential campaign of Workers World Party candidates Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly to the Black students at the University of Missouri and their supporters.

A little over 100 miles west of Ferguson, Mo., the Black athletes of University of Missouri’s football team, with support from their white teammates, have sent shockwaves across the U.S.… Read more ...

Workers World Party Nominates Monica Moorehead for President

On November 8th, 2015 at the party’s national conference in New York City, the Workers World Party announced its presidential ticket for 2016. Monica Moorehead, the party’s ’16 candidate, was also the WWP nominee in 1996 and 2000. Her running mate is Lamont Lilly.

Moorehead scored the highest vote total for the WWP in a presidential election in 1996 with over 29,000 votes.… Read more ...

Workers World Party to Hold Annual National Conference Nov. 7-8 in New York City

From Monica Moorehead at Workers World:

As workers and oppressed peoples are constantly being inundated with the likes of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and others running for president, Workers World Party will be countering all the early election hoopla with its annual national conference Nov. 7-8 in New York City.… Read more ...

Leonard Peltier Thanks Supporters on 71st Birthday

Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier was the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential candidate in 2004. The following was posted to Workers World:

U.S. political prisoner Leonard Peltier released the following statement from prison on his 71st birthday.

September 12, 2015

Greetings everyone,

Well, today is another b-day for me — my 71st.… Read more ...