Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Tax Wall Street Party on Calls for the Fed to Lower Interest Rates Into Negative Territory

From a Tax Wall Street Party email blast:

Calls Are Heard For The Fed To Lower Interest Rates Into Negative Territory; More Pushing On The String Of Monetary Policy Will Not Work; After Failures Of Fiscal And Monetary Stimulus As Well As The Debacle Of Austerity Cuts, It’s Time To Try Credit Stimulus In Form Of $6 Trillion Of 0% Long-Term Federal Reserve Credit For Infrastructure And Education – Not Speculation – To Create 30 Million New Productive Jobs

Recent turbulence in the stock market, the commodities market, and in world finance generally derives first of all, from the inability of the Xi leadership of China to control the bubble economy they set in motion some time ago.… Read more ...

Sanders attacks Koch’s anti-tax Libertarian 1980 campaign, himself ran radically anti-tax Liberty Union 1976 campaign

via the official Facebook page of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

The document quoted is the 1980 Libertarian Party Platform, not anything personal to David Koch or particular to his candidacy for Vice President that year.  To the chagrin of some in the party, the Clark/Koch ’80 campaign actually did not openly advocating the abolition of all taxes, instead calling for substantial tax decreases. … Read more ...

Rocky Anderson Suing NSA, Bush, and Cheney for Spying

Rocky Anderson

From RT:

Attorney and former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday in a US district court, accusing the Bush administration and the NSA of illegal blanket surveillance in the Salt Lake City Area before and during the Olympic games, which were held only months after the 9/11 attacks.… Read more ...

Mimi Soltysik Declares for the Socialist Party Presidential Nomination

Mimi Soltysik

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Mimi Soltysik has declared his intent to obtain the presidential nomination of the Socialist Party. See this story. He was the campaign manager for the Socialist Party’s presidential nominee in 2012. Soltysik lives in Los Angeles. The Socialist Party national convention will be in Milwaukee on October 16-18.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant Speaks in Oakland, CA on September 19

From the Peace and Freedom Party website:

The Peace and Freedom Party supports Kshama Sawant’s campaign for re-election to the Seattle City Council. Visit our literature table at her fundraiser in Oakland on September 19. Speakers will include Kshama, journalist Chris Hedges and Richmond City Council member Gayle McGlaughlin.

When: Saturday, September 19 at 7:00pm
Where: First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th Steet, Oakland (MAP)
What: Fundraiser for Sawant for Seattle City Council
Sponsor: Socialist Alternative Bay Area
Contact: visit this Facebook event page
Cost: $10 per person at Brown Paper Tickets

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

Osborne Hart

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 ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation Statement on the Sanders Campaign

Sanders rally in Los Angeles, Aug. 2015

PSL statement posted to Liberation News:

The Party for Socialism and Liberation is running a revolutionary socialist election campaign in 2016, with Gloria La Riva as our candidate for president and Eugene Puryear for vice-president. For more information and to get involved, visit VotePSL.Read more ...

Richard Winger on MSNBC on Donald Trump and Sore Loser Laws


Ballot Access News
:

On the evening of August 11, Ari Melber, standing in for hostess Rachel Maddow, aired a segment on Donald Trump and sore loser laws. I was a guest for about four minutes, and my segment can be seen here. Before I came on the show, Melber had quoted from an Ohio law that says independent candidates associated with a political party may not get on the general election ballot.

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Clayton Hunt vs. Paul Frankel: Should Libertarians Secretly Root for Donald Trump?

Houston TX LP activist and voluntaryist Clayton Hunt at Libertarian Gaming:

I think Donald Trump is amazing.

I know what you’re thinking, “But he’s racist and hateful, ignorant and damn proud of it, can pretend to run a business, but doesn’t know anything about economics.”
You’d be right, but I think he’s amazing because of that, and one other thing…

He’s topping the polls of prospective GOP voters, with every incidence of him saying something stupid driving his numbers higher.

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Bernie Sanders’ Bid for President: What Would Eugene Debs Think?

Freedom Socialist Party:

Bernie Sanders and Eugene V. Debs

It’s clear why fed-up voters are attracted to Bernie Sanders. He rails against the billionaires and calls for a U.S. political revolution. Who doesn’t want to end the rule of banksters and CEOs? Who doesn’t want to stop the corporate harvesting of all things profitable at the expense of people and the planet?… Read more ...

Canada holds four party debate, UK seven, GOP ten candidates… CoPD still stuck on only two

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As Ballot Access News reports,

This newspaper describes the Canadian four-party debate of August 6. The consensus seems to be that the leaders of all four parties did well. Also see this story.

And:

The Republican presidential debate on the evening of August 6 had ten candidates. It lasted two hours.

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Socialist Party USA Sets National Convention

Ballot Access News:

The Socialist Party will hold a national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 16-18, 2015. The party’s national web page has a form, asking individuals who wish to seek the party’s presidential nomination to apply on-line.

The Socialist Party is recognized by the Federal Election Commission as a national committee.

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