Tag Archives: socialism

Howie Hawkins: May Day is Red and Green

Yesterday, Socialist Party USA presidential nominee and leading candidate for the Green Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, Howie Hawkins, posted the following statement on his campaign website concerning the history of May Day:

May Day, or International Workers Day, is celebrated with marches and rallies every May 1 to lift up the working people and their demands for freedom, equality, and justice.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Out of the Coronavirus Crisis Can Come Efficient Historic Changes for Justice

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, a 1996 Independent presidential candidate, 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and Peace and Freedom Party nominee, published the following editorial today on his website Nader.org. 

Many of us have heard that the Chinese character for “crisis” is also the character for “opportunity.”… Read more ...

Green Party Moves Towards Declaring Itself Eco-Socialist

By Jonathan Nack, IndyBay.org, June 15th, 2016 (via American Third Party Report):

In a major development, the Green Party took a key step towards declaring itself Eco-socialist. The party’s National Committee voted Sunday night to approve a proposed amendment to the party’s platform entitled “Ecological Economics.” The proposed platform position declares that the Green Party is anti-capitalist and in favor of a decentralized vision socialism.

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Joshua Fauver: Why I’m a Christian Socialist

Joshua Fauver, a frequent IPR contributor, is a Louisianan political activist who was formerly a member of the Constitution and Libertarian parties. He now describes himself as an unaffiliated democratic socialist. He recently started a blog called Bayou State Socialist


Posted on July 8, 2014 on the Bayou State Socialist blog:


Most people will in all likelihood read the title of this piece and shudder.

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Joshua Fauver: Socialism is Making a Comeback


Joshua Fauver, a frequent IPR contributor, is a Louisianan political activist who was formerly a member of the Constitution and Libertarian parties. He now describes himself as an unaffiliated democratic socialist. He recently started a blog called Bayou State Socialist

Published June 26, 2014

It’s been over 100 years since he left the earth but the ideas and teachings of  Karl Marx are currently enjoying a resurgence, according to Salon.… Read more ...

Pham Binh: ‘Eclectics or Dialectics? Unpacking PSL’s Defense of Racist, Collaborationist Tyrannies’

The Party for Socialism is one of the largest socialist political parties in the U.S. Their presidential ticket received over 9,300 votes in the 2012 presidential election -KL. 

Pham Binh at the North Star:

Socialists and War: Two Opposing Trends published by Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is as thin politically as it page-wise.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: What Can Socialists Hope To Accomplish In Elections?

April-May 2013 – Volume 34, No. 2 
Left debate:
What can socialists hope to accomplish in elections?

Linda Averill
April 2013

What can socialists hope to accomplish in elections?

FSP candidates Durham and López took their campaign nationwide. They presented socialist feminist solutions to a range of issues affecting youth, workers and the disenfranchised. Shown here is Stephen Durham talking with students at Huntington High School in Los Angeles.

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Freedom Socialist Party: Enough already!

From an article on the Freedom Socialist Party website:
Let’s provide socialist alternatives to the electoral farce in 2012
December 2011

Photo credits: ABC News (sign); Philly Workers Voice (protest); Joey Lawrence (homeless)

Everywhere you look people are marching in the streets, conducting general strikes, defying cops, occupying banks, joining each other’s protests.… Read more ...

Root: ‘Devastating Rebuke for Mainstream Media’

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee 

Newt Gingrich may have won South Carolina. But this wasn’t a Newt victory, as much as it was a devastating rebuke to the national media. 

Study the poll numbers. Yes, Romney really dropped the ball with the tax return and 15% capital gains issues, but the numbers started flipping from a Romney landslide to a Newt Gingrich landslide only after the ABC television interview with Newt’s ex-wife.… Read more ...

Dual biography of David McReynolds and Barbara Deming, two out pioneers of the left

(excerpt from) Gay City News
Lives of Courage and Commitment
Barbara Deming, David McReynolds: two out pioneers of the left

by Doug Ireland / March 2, 2011

Martin Duberman, known as “the father of gay studies,” is a distinguished historian, playwright, essayist, novelist, and public intellectual, and any new book by him is an event in queer culture to which attention must be paid.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: Obama- the Ginsu Salesman of Taxes, Spending & Socialism

By Wayne Allyn Root

This isn’t insanity. It’s insanity squared. Since the day Obama took office he has tried to fleece, tax, regulate, redistribute, harass, and hound small business to death. I’ve argued again and again in media appearances and commentaries that Obama’s strategy appears to be right out of the playbook of Cloward & Piven, two Marxist professors from Columbia University (where Obama and I graduated as classmates in 1983).… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: Socialism and the Spirit of Tahrir Square

By Andrea Pason and Billy Wharton, co-chairs Socialist Party USA- February 11, 2011
Socialist Webzine:

Tahrir Square transformed the idea of democracy from a stale ritual that occurs every few years to an open ended struggle for freedom.

We send greetings to the working people of Egypt on the day of their victorious struggle to depose the dictator Hosni Mubarak.… Read more ...