Tag Archives: Eugene Puryear

Greens, PSL to Participate in U.S. Social Forum in Philadelphia

From the Green Party US website:

Want to join the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) at the U.S. Social Forum? This is a “convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change. It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity.… Read more ...

PSL: ‘Still marching for jobs and freedom’

Party for Socialism and Liberation:

By: Eugene Puryear

Lessons from the 1963 March on Washington and the movement we need today

 March on Washington
In addition to civil rights, marchers in 1963 demanded jobs, quality education and housing.

On Aug. 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands participated in the massive March on Washington, which many call the high point of the Civil Rights Movement.… Read more ...

LBJ-era Attorney General headlines PSL’s National Conference on Socialism

The Party for Socialism and Liberation will be holding a “Fight Back” conference at the University of California Los Angeles this weekend, apparently as both a primer for newcomers and an organizational session for stalwarts eager to move forward past the campaign season:

Food and gas prices are skyrocketing worldwide, the environment is being destroyed, and the sharp economic recession has thrown millions of workers out of their jobs and onto the streets.

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Party for Socialism and Liberation VP candidate begins speaking tour tonight

In addition to their presidential candidate’s tour of the nation, the Party for Socialism and Liberation is sending their vice presidential candidate, Eugene Puryear, on a speaking tour of the Northeast. The topic will be the same as that of Gloria La Riva’s speeches: “Economic Crisis and Endless War: Causes, Questions, and Solutions.”… Read more ...

La Riva/Puryear: Bail out workers, not Wall Street!

The Party for Socialism and Liberation‘s Gloria La Riva/Eugene Puryear Presidential campaign has issued a statement on the massive financial industry bailout currently being concocted in D.C., calling out the hypocrisy inherent in the scheme:

When a worker can’t pay his or her credit card bill, that’s their problem. When a working class family can’t keep up with their mortgage, they are foreclosed and thrown onto the streets.

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Duke University columnist slams third party candidates

In his column for the Duke University Chronicle, Drew Everson takes a caustic look at some third party presidential and vice presidential candidates:

  • Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin “believes no non-American citizens should be able to own any property or asset in America. Only Americans are allowed to own America.
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    Workers Vanguard article criticizes 5 candidates, 4 parties, 1 non-party org

    In an article published earlier this month in Workers Vanguard, the newsletter of the International Communist League, a who’s who of the American Left is chastised for it’s role in the 2008 presidential campaign. The article can be read in its entirety here, and includes blanket renunciations of “all capitalist parties,” appeals to fundamental marxist theory by Marx, Lenin and Trotsky, and a lengthy discussion of black liberation.… Read more ...

    Party for Socialism and Liberation now on ballot in three states

    The Party for Socialism and Liberation has annouced that its national ticket has achieved ballot status in three states — Arkansas, Colorado, and Vermont. The party is “in the final stages for ballot status” in Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, and Utah, and is working on ballot access for the Gloria LaRiva/Eugene Puryear ticket in states including California, Louisiana, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin.… Read more ...

    La Riva/Puryear campaign makes demands on behalf of Iowans

    In light of the recent flooding in Iowa, the Gloria La Riva/Eugene Puryear campaign has issued a statement calling for generous government financing for disaster relief and condemning DC’s current spending priorities:

    When big investment banks were in trouble because of the housing crisis, the government gave them $200 billion literally overnight.

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    Eugene Puryear: Why the ruling class chose Obama

    An article by Eugene Puryear, the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s nominee for the Vice Presidency, was published today criticizing Barack Obama as a supporter of “the basic tenets of the capitalist establishment,” and taking the Democratic presumptive to task for his stance on issues dear to the Left (and others):

    He has gone out of his way to support the overall foreign policies of imperialism.

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    La Riva/Puryear: Abolish NAFTA, CAFTA, FTAA, WTO, IMF, World Bank

    Gloria La Riva and Eugene Puryear are the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s nominees for president and vice president, respectively. The ticket’s take on neoliberal “free trade” agreements is something most members of the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian parties can agree with: They’re against them. However, the La Riva/Puryear position paper on free trade is uniquely socialist.… Read more ...