Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

News & Notes: Baker Backs Out, Communists Throw Birthday Party, NC Libertarian Fueled by Crypto

TYNER TURNS 80: The New York District of the Communist Party USA is inviting supporters to celebrate the 80th birthday of Jarvis Tyner, “our outstanding comrade and leader.”

In addition to serving in numerous leadership roles within the party, Tyner was also the CPUSA candidate for vice president, running with Gus Hall, twice in the 1970s.… Read more ...

Norman Thomas: The Socialist Minister

On this day 136 years ago, Norman Mattoon Thomas was born in Marion, Ohio. Being the first of six kids, Norman was always held to a high standard. Especially in a heavily Presbyterian household, becoming a minister in New York. His religious upbringing led him to become a conscientious objector during the first world war, which directly pushed him working with Socialist Party’s campaigns, due to them having an radical pacifist platform.… Read more ...

Floyd Olson: Radical Turned ‘Greatest Governor’

On this day 130 years ago: Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to an immigrant working class family. He spent his early life working odd jobs that ended up pushing him into the arms of the Industrial Workers of the World, where he began being introduced to more radical ideas of politics, while perusing a law degree.… Read more ...

Socialist Samantha Pree-Stinson Elected to the Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation

Socialist Party member Samantha Pree-Stinson was elected to the Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation on November 2, 2021. She received 29,495 votes, finishing in second place for a position in which the top 2 candidates are elected.

Pree-Stinson, then affiliated with the Green Party, received more than 10% of the vote in a 2017 bid for a seat on the Minneapolis city council.… Read more ...

Time Capsule: Aging Norman Thomas Placed a Socialist on New York City’s Ballot

The following is excerpted from Darcy G. Richardson’s new “The Lowest Ebb: Norman Thomas and America’s Minor Parties in 1944,” available at Amazon and other booksellers.

Still battling the two-headed Goliath, an aging Norman M. Thomas — a six-time candidate for the presidency on the Socialist Party ticket — filed nominating petitions to place the name of Richard F.… Read more ...

Henry Wallace: The Original #DemExit-er

Black-and-white image of the head and shoulders of man about fifty with upswept hair, wearing a gray suit and a dark tie

On this day 133 years ago, Henry Agard Wallace was born. Wallace would gain a very longstanding legacy in US Political History thanks to the ruling political establishments demonization of his politics.

Wallace began his career as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin Roosevelt, where he played a vital part in passing the Agricultural Adjustment Act, being an outspoken voice to Roosevelts Left.… Read more ...

Hiram Johnson: An Irreconcilable Progressive

Hiram Johnson - Wikipedia

On this day 155 years ago Hiram Johnson was born to Annie De Montfredy and 1 term representative Grove Lawrence Johnson. While Hiram spent a lot of his time in public life as a member of the Republican Party, he has a large impact on the minor party political sphere that should not be overlooked as well.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Inside Bezos – A Five-Year Old Boy – Outside, A Cunning Extraterrestrial Profiteer

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, sent the following fictional account last week to his e-mail subscribers.

Jeff Bezos touched down after his 10 minutes, 10 second vertical 66 mile zoom above Earth.… Read more ...

Minor Party Nominees in the New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

While Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election will only have one other candidate to challenge the two Party Duopoly, the one in New Jersey has three other opposition candidates to the two major parties in November. Barring any electoral challenges much like NJWeedman.

Gregg Mele - BallotpediaOn the right side of the aisle we have lawyer Gregg Mele of the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

@PrinBlandingVA to be the only 3rd Party Candidate for Virginia Governor

Princess Blanding, Sister of Marcus-David Peters, Announces Campaign for Governor | RVA MagStickers- Princess Blanding For Governor | Princess Blanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Blanding, an activist whose brother was tragically murdered by a Police Officer during a mental health crisis, shall be the only minor party candidate on the ballot in the upcoming Virginia Gubernatorial race.

She will be the nominee of the newly created Liberation Party, who according to their website who describes themselves as an independent party that rebuilds and establishes communities by creating generational wealth, dismantling racist systems, fostering sociocultural enlightenment, and claiming our rightful political positions to ensure Black Liberation.”Read more ...

Barry Commoner: The Progressive Ecologist

Barry Commoner, environmental pioneer, dies at 95 | Obituaries | stltoday.com

On this day 103 years ago, ecologist Barry Commoner was born. Commoner was not primarily known for his political activism, but his primary job as a cellular biologist influenced his political outlook in regards to the rising concerns regarding the environment.

Being dissatisfied with the Carter administrations lackluster response to environmental concerns, Commoner decided to create a new political party to bring these concerns to light called The Citizens Party.… Read more ...

Marion Butler: A North Carolina Populist

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On this day 158 years ago, North Carolina Senator Marion Butler was born. Butler was NC’s only Senator to be affiliated with a Minor Party, The Peoples Party. Over the course of his career, Butler managed to become one of the most notable and yet still generally unknown members of the Party.… Read more ...