Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Party for Socialism and Liberation on the Release of the Cuban 5 and the Shift in U.S.-Cuba Relations

PSL Statement posted to Liberation News:

The Party for Socialism and Liberation joins with the Cuban people and people throughout the world in expressing our jubilation over the release of the last three remaining members of the Cuban Five.

The Cuban Five have been imprisoned for 16 years. They are revolutionaries who remained steadfast in U.S.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: Seattle Tenants Mobilize Against Massive Rent Hikes

From Gina Petry in the Freedom Socialist newspaper:

Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is pushing a proposal called “Stepping Forward” that could kick many low-income tenants out of their homes. The plan would raise rent for households with at least one “work-able” adult: anyone between 24-61 who does not have a disability that prevents them from holding a job.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party wins most midterm votes of any alternative party in US in last 100 years

These numbers have now been slightly revised. See below.

Via Blog and Ballot Access News:

The Libertarian Party won more votes in top-of-ticket races in the November 2014 election than any alternative party in the United States in the last 100 years and the second-highest in the nation’s history.… Read more ...

Socialist Alternative: Victories of 2014

From the Socialist Alternative website:

Underneath the gross commodification that profit-driven corporations have marketed at us in every imaginable way, the holiday season is still a time of communities coming together, of giving, and of valuing others. It is a time of reflection on the year and of looking ahead to what’s to come.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation: Huge Demonstrations Sustain Movement Against Racism, Cops

From Walter Smolarek at Liberation News, Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

On Saturday, Dec. 13, over 60,000 people took to the streets of New York City to protest the police murders of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley and all other victims of racist police violence. Another demonstration of 10,000 marched at the same time in Washington, D.C., drawing demonstrators from across the country.Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party’s Dan Fein Kicks Off Campaign for Mayor of Chicago

Dan Fein

From Laura Anderson in The Militant:

Dan Fein, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor, kicked off his campaign here Dec. 6, joining a rally and march on the West Side protesting police torture in Chicago and the killings of Eric Garner by cop Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island, N.Y., and Michael Brown, shot dead by cop Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.… Read more ...

Opposition News: PSL Teams with NALC to Save the US Postal Service

By Mark Wachtler

In January, the US Postal Service is planning to close or consolidate 82 mail processing centers across America. Management insists it’s required to maintain the Service’s balance sheet. But workers warn that the move is meant to sabotage the USPS in the eyes of Americans by cutting services, increasing wait times and eliminating delivery days.… Read more ...

New York Socialists Join Protest Against NYPD

From the Socialist Party USA website:

Members of the New York state chapter of the Socialist Party participated in the protests against the NYPD in response to the lack of indictment of the police officer who killed Eric Garner with an illegal chokehold. The protests came from different corners of New York City to converge together in Times Square.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: Ferguson Grand Jury Props Up a Rotten, Racist System

From the Freedom Socialist Party:

On Monday, November 24, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the verdict that many had feared but expected: Ferguson cop Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The failure to level a single charge against Wilson for shooting an unarmed Black teenager caused universal outrage at the utter disregard for the lives of African Americans.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation: Justice for Eric Garner! The Whole System is Guilty!

PSL Statement dated 12/3/14, posted to Liberation News:

Today’s announcement that a grand jury in New York has refused to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who killed Eric Garner—with an illegal chokehold—is a racist outrage but hardly a surprise to those who understand how the capitalist “justice” system works.

Garner, an African American man, died after being placed in a chokehold by Pantaleo July 17, in a videotaped and widely viewed incident during which Garner repeatedly said he could not breathe.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party Invites Bernie Sanders to Seek their Presidential Nomination

Sen. Bernie Sanders

From the Peace and Freedom Party website:

This statement was adopted by the State Central Committee on November 16, 2014.

The Peace and Freedom Party deeply appreciates that many issues important to working people are raised by Bernie Sanders in the U.S. Senate and in the media.… Read more ...