Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Time Magazine Article on Women Who Ran for President

Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull

Per Richard Winger at Ballot Access News, Time Magazine has published this article profiling five women NOT named Hillary Clinton who sought the presidency, namely Victoria Woodhull of the Equal Rights Party, Gracie Allen of the Surprise Party, Shirley Chisholm of the Democratic Party, Linda Jenness of the Socialist Workers Party, and Jill Stein of the Green Party.… Read more ...

Doug Kaufman: California Water Crisis is a Capitalist Catastrophe

From Doug Kaufman at Liberation News:

For the first time in California history, the state government under Governor Jerry Brown has imposed water rationing and restrictions to address an ongoing four-year-long drought that seems to have no end. Brown announced these restrictions while standing on dry grass in an area normally covered in several feet of snow shortly after an op-ed that announced that California only had one year of water left and that snow pack was only 5 percent of its normal amount.… Read more ...

Roseanne Barr in The Daily Beast: Forget Hillary, Vote for Me!

Article by actress, comedienne, and 2012 Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee Roseanne Barr in The Daily Beast:

When I was a little girl, I heard it said, “You never know: someday, there may even be a woman president.” This was said when both Margaret Chase Smith and Shirley Chisolm ran for the highest office in America.… Read more ...

Socialist Equality Party: Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally

From the World Socialist Web Site:

On Sunday, May 3, the International Committee of the Fourth International will hold an international online rally to mark May Day, the historic day of international working class solidarity.

May Day this year will be held amidst conditions of immense crisis. Much of the world is already engulfed in war.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: Coalition protests Trans Pacific Partnership on April 2

By Cindy Gordon at peaceandfreedom.org:

Posted on April 10, 2015 by the Los Angeles County Central Committee

Los Angeles activists gathered in front of Congressman Xavier Becerra’s (D-34) office Thursday, April 2 for a rally and press conference to persuade him to reverse his position on the dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) bill and undemocratic Fast Track authority.… Read more ...

Hamid Khan: ‘Traced and Tracked: New Strategies and Tactics of the Police State’

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Hamid Khan at The Socialist:

Surveillance, spying, and infiltration has a long history in the United States — from the Police Red Squads in the 1880s, to the FBI starting in the early 1900s and its Counter-Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) in the 1950s, to the creation of the National Security Agency (NSA) in 1952 — yet the scale, scope, and development of the surveillance state in United States over the last decade has been unprecedented.… Read more ...

Scott McLarty: Hillary Won’t Save Us, Neither Will Bernie or Liz

Scott McLarty

Scott McLarty

Article by Scott McLarty originally posted to OpEdNews:

21st-century time bombs like global warming require a drastic change in the U.S. political landscape

March 31 news item: President Obama’s Interior Department has approved leases for high-risk oil drilling in the fragile Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea north of the Bering Strait.… Read more ...

Free and Equal: Our America Initiative Will Sue Commission on Presidential Debates

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From the Free and Equal Elections Foundation:

Our America Initiative Releases Educational Video about Why They are Suing the Commission on Presidential Debates


The Our America Initiative has just released a powerful video exposing the fraud of the privately-owned Commission on Presidential Debates, the organization that unjustly took over hosting the main presidential debates after the League of Women Voters permanently dropped their support.… Read more ...

Socialist Alternative: Stop the Persecution of Pregnant Women – Justice for Purvi Patel

From Lorna Garano and Erin Brightwell at the Socialist Alternative website:

Build a movement for Women’s Reproductive Rights

In February Purvi Patel, an Indiana resident, became the first woman in the US to be convicted of “feticide;” and on March 30 she was sentenced to 41 years in prison (she will serve 20) essentially for the “crime” of having induced an abortion.… Read more ...

Tax Wall Street Party Issues Critiques of Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

The Tax Wall Street Party, a party run by former LaRouche activist Webster Tarpley that has fielded candidates for New York City Mayor and U.S. Senate in Nebraska, has issued two scathing critiques of 2016 presidential contenders. Both are fairly lengthy, so I will not post them in full, but will repost excerpts.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant Speaks with Activists Occupying Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rig

From Councilmember Sawant’s page at Seattle.gov:

On Monday, April 6th, six Greenpeace activists boarded the “Polar Pioneer,” a Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Seattle. Shell plans to use Terminal 5 of Seattle’s port to repair the rig and send it back to the Arctic.

Seattle’s socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant spoke with the six activists to support their heroic effort to expose this environmental disaster and to help build toward a mass movement in Seattle that can stop Shell from using the city as a base for Arctic drilling.… Read more ...

Bill Van Auken: Obama’s Criminal War Against Yemen

Bill Van Auken

From 2004 Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Bill Van Auken at the World Socialist Web Site:

As the bombing campaign against Yemen extends into its third week, the Obama administration has stepped up direct US involvement in what constitutes an illegal war that threatens to precipitate a massive humanitarian catastrophe.… Read more ...