Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Howie Hawkins Applauds The Victory Of Kshama Sawant In Seattle City Council Race

Above image: Sawant declares victory in front of Tax Amazon banner November 2019

By Howie Hawkins

Kshama Sawant has served on the Seattle City Council for six years as its first socialist elected in nearly a century. She has taken on big business interests and worked on behalf of working people and the poor.… Read more ...

Hawkins Announces Unity Campaign To Unite The Left Against The Corporate Duopoly

HOWIE HAWKINS WINS SOCIALIST PARTY USA NOMINATION

GREEN CANDIDATE SEEKS TO BUILD LEFT UNITY WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

Oct 28, 2019 | EcosocialismMedia Release | 0 comments

Howie Hawkins, who is seeking the nomination of the Green Party won the nomination of the Socialist Party of the United States this weekend.

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Howie Hawkins and His Campaign Team Answer Questions from Independent Political Report

Note from Paulie: My apologies, we’ve been sitting on this one for quite a while. The big hangup has been inserting the photos that were sent along with the interview. I decided after all this time to go ahead and at least publish the text portion of the interview and hopefully will still insert the photos later.Read more ...

Howie Hawkins wins nomination of the Socialist Party

At the 2019 Socialist Party Convention held in Newark, has chosen to nominate Howie Hawkins as their nominee.

Hawkins was one of two candidates to seek the Socialist Party’s nomination, the other being 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate Elijah Manley. Manley cited certain delegates not being in attendance as the reason he wasn’t nominated by the party.… Read more ...

Gloria La Riva to run for President a third time


Gloria La Riva, perennial candidate and socialist activist announced she would run for President as the party of Socialism and Liberation’s Nominee a third time. La Riva has previously run for President in 2008 and 2016 as the PSL nominee, was a placeholder presidential candidate in 1992 and 2012, and has run for various offices affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party.… Read more ...

Jerome Segal to run for President under Bread and Roses Party

American Philosopher, Political activist, President of the Jewish Peace Lobby, and 2018 Democratic Maryland Senate Candidate. Jerome Segal has announced his candidacy for President in 2020 under the Bread and Roses banner.

The Bread and Roses Party, founded in 2018, identifies itself as “socialistic in its ideals” and “open to New Socialists and Non-Socialist alike.” It isn’t poised to try and rival the two major parties, but rather seeks to inject, through campaigns, new ideas, new policies and new leaders.”

In response to the Spoiler Myth, they have chosen not to run candidates in Swing States.… Read more ...

George Galloway to run for against Tom Watson as an Independent

George Galloway, former member of parliament representing The Labour Party from 1987 to 2005 and the Respect Party from 2005 to 2015 has announced his intention to run in the West Bromwich East constituency against Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson. Galloway plans to stand as a Pro-Brexit, Pro-Corbyn, Socialist, Populist candidate due to Watson’s stances on Brexit and alleged Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins 2020 and Third Party Presidential Nominations

On May 28th Green Party founder and Perennial New York Candidate Howie Hawkins announced he’d run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination, later that same day the official Green Party twitter made a now deleted post commemorating his entry into the race. Immediately afterwards another Green Party Presidential Candidate, Ian Schlakman, immediately questioned the tweet calling to the attention the fact that they did not do so for the other Green Party Presidential Candidates.… Read more ...

Socialist Action Party Names 2020 Presidential Ticket

The Socialist Action Party has named Jeff Mackler and Heather Bradford as its 2020 Presidential Ticket. Jeff Mackler is a former teacher, labor activist, and anti-war activist from Oakland, California. Heather Bradford is a labor, LGBT, environmental, and antiwar activist from Duluth, Minnesota.

A more detailed report on the ticket can be found on the Socialist Action website.Read more ...

Facing 2020 and Bernie 2.0: What the Greens Must Do

By Bruce Dixon

Four years ago this May I was the first to brand Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as 2016’s Democratic sheepdog candidate. As I explained then,

The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there’s no White House Democrat running for re-election. The sheepdog is a presidential candidate running ostensibly to the left of the establishment Democrat to whom the billionaires will award the nomination.Read more ...

New York State Legislature To Vote On Fusion Voting Ban

The New York State Legislature, which is primarily controlled by Democrats, will be introducing legislation on Monday to ban its longstanding Electoral Fusion Law. This move has been criticized by Third Party activists for being a punishment of the Working Families Party for backing Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic Primary.Read more ...

Elijah Manley enters the 2020 Presidential Election

Elijah Manley, who ran for the Green Party nomination in 2016 despite being 16 at the time has announced his intentions to run for President in 2020. After being asked he clarified that he was seeking the Socialist Party USA’s Nomination, while being open to running for the Green Party Nomination as well.… Read more ...