Tag Archives: Socialist Action

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 ...

Socialist Action launches first presidential ticket


Jeff Mackler in New York City (Photo: Socialist Action)

From SocialistAction.org, June 23rd, 2016 (H/T Jeremy Siple):

Socialist Action is launching a national election campaign, with National Secretary Jeff Mackler as the party’s candidate for U.S. president, and Karen Schraufnagel as its candidate for vice president.

Jeff Mackler has spent a lifetime fighting for the working class and social justice.… Read more ...

New York Times Carries Major Obituary for Socialist Workers Party Vice Presidential Nominee of 1968

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The New York Times has this lengthy obituary of Paul Boutelle, who was the Socialist Workers Party vice-presidential nominee in 1968. The obituary even has a picture, which is somewhat rare for Times obituaries.

Boutelle changed his name in 1979 to Kwame Somburu.… Read more ...

Gaetana Caldwell-Smith: Trumbo — The Hollywood Witch Hunt

From Gaetana Caldwell-Smith at the Socialist Action website:


TRUMBO, written by John McNamara, from the book by Bruce Cook. Directed by Jay Roach. With Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, and Diane Lane.

Hopefully, word of mouth will encourage the general public to see this engaging film, in part because of the contemporary relevance of its focus on the consequences of not swearing an oath of loyalty to the U.S.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant Speaks for $15 Minimum Wage in Minneapolis

From David Jones at the Socialist Action website:

Two hundred and fifty enthusiastic supporters of a $15 an hour minimum wage in this city crowded into the Minneapolis Labor Center on Sunday, Feb. 15, to hear from organizers and supporters including socialist Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant. It was Sawant’s upset election a little over a year ago that really put the 15 Now campaign on the map and led to Seattle’s successful fight for $15 just over a year ago, St.… Read more ...

Socialist Action: Israel Out of Gaza! Justice for Palestine!

By Michael Schreiber:

As we go to press on July 17, Israel has undertaken a ground invasion of the beleaguered Palestinian enclave of Gaza. Naval gunships, drones, helicopters, and F-16 fighters have kept up a constant bombardment of the territory to accompany the assault by infantry and tanks. Israel has called up at least 50,000 soldiers for the operation.… Read more ...

Socialist Action: Nat Weinstein, A Life-Long Revolutionary

By Jeff Mackler

Nat Weinstein, life-long revolutionary socialist and a founder of Socialist Action, died on May 9. He was 89 years old.

Nat joined the Socialist Workers Party in 1945. He overstated his age to get into the Army as a youth, but then met members of the SWP, which had a strong fraction in the Seaman’s Union.… Read more ...

Workers World: Philadelphia Protest Demands U.S. Out of Ukraine

By Joseph Piette

Demonstrators in Philadelphia on May 9 handed out hundreds of fliers and spoke out on a sound system explaining to passersby why they should oppose any U.S. interference in Ukraine. The 90-minute rally was co-sponsored by the International Action Center, Philly Against War and the Philadelphia branches of Socialist Action, the Answer Coalition, the Party for Socialism and Liberation and Workers World Party.… Read more ...

Socialist Action: Socialism, Then and Now

Photo: Fred Halstead in 1968.


— When William F. Buckley Jr. Debated the Marxists — Not long ago I watched an online video segment from conservative writer William F. Buckley, Jr.’s old TV public affairs program, Firing Line. The year was 1968 and Buckley’s guests were two socialists, Fred Halstead and Paul Boutelle, who were then running as the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) candidates for President and Vice President of the United States.… Read more ...

Socialist Action: Pro-choice supporters mobilize in Texas

Published June 30, 2013 on the Socialist Action website. Socialist Action is a small Trockyist political party that most recently ran Christopher Hutchinson for U.S. Congress from Connecticut’s 1st district, whose campaign received 955 votes, or 0.42%. 

By Christine Marie

An extraordinary mobilization of support for abortion access in Texas last week has stimulated the imagination of reproductive justice activists everywhere.… Read more ...

Socialist Action: Support the Occupy Wall Street Movement!

Per politics1.com, “Socialist Action is a Trotskyist political party of “revolutionary socialists” originally founded by expelled members of the Socialist Workers Party. While the SA shares the SWP’s pro-Castro views, the SA still tries to retain its Trotskyist ideological roots (versus the SWP, which has drifted away from Trotskyism towards a more Soviet communist ideology).Read more ...

Election Results for Labor Party, and Socialist Action Party

Ballot Access News:

In 2010, two very old political parties that had never appeared on the ballot in a partisan election finally decided to enter a partisan race. The Labor Party placed Brett Bursey on the South Carolina ballot for state representative, 69th district. He ran against a Democrat and a Republican and polled 442 votes, 3.1%.… Read more ...