Tag Archives: Socialist Workers Party

New York Socialist Workers Party: Campaign Against Imperialist War! Protest Attacks on Muslims, Mosques!

From The Militant:

The following statement was released Nov. 25 by Norton Sandler, chairman of the New York Socialist Workers Party.

The New York Socialist Workers Party protests the mounting witch hunt by both Democrats and Republicans and by the state and federal governments against Muslims in the U.S., and Washington’s war drive.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party Demands Washington Get Troops, Warplanes Out of the Middle East

From The Militant, newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party:

The following statement is by Osborne Hart, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015.

Following the bloody carnage inflicted on some 500 people in Paris Nov. 13 by Islamic State terrorists, French President Francois Hollande called for expanded war in Syria and Iraq.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party Campaign in Philadelphia: ‘We Won Because We Built the Party

From Chris Hoeppner at The Militant:

“The Socialist Workers Party campaign gave working people in Philadelphia a voice this year,” Osborne Hart, SWP candidate for mayor here, told supporters at an election night victory social at his home Nov. 3. Hart ran along with John Staggs, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council at-large.… Read more ...

John Staggs: Workers Need their Own Party, a Labor Party, Based on the Unions

From Philadelphia city council candidate John Staggs at The Militant:

No matter where you work today, workers are up against conditions that are getting worse. In response, more and more are saying, “No!” to deepening assaults from the employers and their mouthpieces in the government. Labor resistance and working-class social struggles are on the rise today.… Read more ...

Minnesota Independence Party Gets Attention for Having Deez Nuts Appear at Party’s Booth at Minnesota State Fair

deeznutsipFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On Saturday, September 5, Deez Nuts (alias Brady Olson) appeared at the Minnesota Independence Party’s booth at the Minnesota state fair. That was good for some publicity for the party. Even the Washington Post took note, as this column attests.

From the article cited, written by Aaron Blake:

Third parties have been known to ally with celebrities or even quasi-celebrities like young Mr.… Read more ...

Report on Socialist Workers Party Campaign at Bernie Sanders Rally

From Arlene Rubinstein in The Militant:

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Osborne Hart, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, and supporters of the party from around the Southeast traveled here Aug. 22 to talk with those attracted to a campaign meeting for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for president in the Democratic Party primary.… Read more ...

Update on Socialist Workers Party Campaigns in Philadelphia: Hart and Staggs on the Ballot

From Maggie Trowe at The Militant:

Osborne Hart and John Staggs, the Socialist Workers Party candidates for mayor and City Council in Philadelphia, are on the ballot, campaign director Chris Hoeppner announced Aug. 10.

“The SWP campaign is the only campaign in the U.S. that represents the interests of working people and presents a revolutionary perspective,” Staggs told the Militant.… Read more ...

Large Number of Minor Party and Independent Candidates File to Run for Philadelphia City Office

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

According to this Philadelphia Inquirer story, quite a few candidates are running in the November 3, 2015 election for Philadelphia city office. As the story notes, Philadelphia uses limited voting for city council-at-large. No party can run for all the seats. The objective is to prevent one party from winning all the seats.

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Socialist Workers Party: We Need Labor Party Based on Unions

From John Studer in The Militant:

PHILADELPHIA — John Staggs, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council at-large, joined hundreds of celebrants and protesters at City Hall here July 25 to mark the 25th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act.

People in wheelchairs, veterans wounded in U.S.… Read more ...

John Studer: SWP Candidates Campaign for $15/Hour, Unionization

From John Studer at The Militant:

PHILADELPHIA — “The Socialist Workers Party candidates, John Staggs for City Council at-large and myself for mayor, are both workers at Walmart,” Osborne Hart told Robert Taylor, a truck driver and Teamsters union member, as Taylor signed a nominating petition on his doorstep in the Port Richmond neighborhood here July 18.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party Recommendations for the August 4, 2015 Washington State Primary Election

From the Freedom Socialist Party website:

This year Seattle City Council candidates will be voted on by district with two at-large members. While there are an unprecedented number of candidates, only one Seattle City Council candidate, Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative, has a platform and track record that is worthy of working-class voters.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party Launches Philadelphia Ballot Drive

From John Studer at The Militant:

The Socialist Workers Party here announced July 12 it was launching a drive to gather 2,300 signatures to put Osborne Hart on the ballot for mayor and John Staggs for City Council at-large. The petitions have to be filed by August 3.

“Workers need our own political party, a labor party to unite us in action to defend ourselves against the capitalists’ attacks and to chart a course to take political power out of their hands,” the socialist candidates, who both work at Walmart, said in a statement July 13.… Read more ...