Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Socialist Party Convention This Weekend

The Socialist Party will be holding its national convention this weekend, October 16-18, in Milwaukee, WI. Details here.

Featured speaker will be Angela Walker, who is seeking the party’s nomination for vice president. Full list of prospective presidential and vice presidential candidates below:

For President:

Frank S. Annunziata (New York)
Timothy S.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation: Denounce Ankara Massacre at Rally for Peace and Against AKP Terror

PSL statement posted to Liberation News:

In Ankara, Turkey, 97 people were killed and over 400 wounded as two bombs exploded as people gathered for a rally named “Labor, Peace and Democracy.” Many of the wounded in are in critical condition.

Organized by the Public Sector Workers’ Trade Union and other progressive groups, many leftist organizations and the peoples of Turkey, both Kurdish and Turkish, had come together for this rally to stand for peace and say no to the war waged by the ruling AKP government against the Kurdish people in Turkey.… Read more ...

Two Socialist Party Candidates Sue California to Have Party Label on Ballot

Mimi Soltysik

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 8, two Socialist Party candidates for the California legislature filed a federal lawsuit against the California law that forces them to have “party preference: none” on the ballot, if they run for Congress or partisan state office. Soltysik v Padilla, c.d., 2:15cv-7916-AB.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant: Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2015 – Recognizing the Painful History of the Indian Boarding School Policy

From Kshama Sawant at her page:

Last year, it was my good fortune to have worked with indigenous community activists on the creation of Indigenous People’s Day in Seattle. By passing this historic resolution, the City of Seattle rejected a celebration of Columbus Day, and honored the history and memory of those who experienced the brutal realities of colonialism and genocide.… Read more ...

Boiling Frog Party Looks to Heat Up Colorado U.S. Senate Race

Gary Swing, who has previously run for various offices as a Green and as a Pacifist, has announced his intention to hop into the 2016 Colorado U.S. Senate race – as a Boiling Frog.

On the newly-formed party’s website, Swing lays out the party’s vision. He’s strongly in favor of marinara legalization:

I support the legalization of marinara.

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Free and Equal Announces Date and Location for General Election Presidential Debate

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Free & Equal will host a general election presidential debate on August 30, 2016, at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. In 2012 Free & Equal also hosted a general election debate, which was moderated by Larry King. At the 2012 debate, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Virgil Goode, and Rocky Anderson participated.… Read more ...

Emma Wong Mar, First Asian-American to Run for National Office in November, Dies

Emma Wong Mar

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On September 16, Emma Wong Mar died in Oakland, California. She was 89. She was the Peace & Freedom Party’s vice-presidential nominee in 1984, and was the first Asian-American to appear on a general election ballot for President or Vice-President.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: Urgent Appeal for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal

From a Freedom Socialist Party email blast:

Mumia Abu-Jamal needs life saving treatment for Hepatitis C. And we need your help to get it.

Although political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is free of his death sentence, he still suffers under life in prison without parole. And the legal system is still trying to kill his eloquent radical voice for justice and prisoners’ rights.… Read more ...

La Riva-Puryear Campaign: The Workers’ Struggle has No Borders—Wall Street is Our Common Enemy

From Liberation News:

The La Riva/Puryear 2016 Presidential Campaign stands for the full equality and complete legalization of all immigrants in the United States. We oppose border militarization, as well as the racist criminalization and scapegoating of one of the most vulnerable sectors of the working class.

With respect to the current refugee crisis, we would vastly increase the number of refugees admitted from Syria and other war-torn areas into the United States.… Read more ...

Eric Ostermeier: How Big a Footprint Will Drew Curtis Leave on Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Race?

Drew Curtis

From Dr. Eric Ostermeier at Smart Politics:

Curtis, founder and CEO of the news aggregator website Fark, has polled in the mid- to high single digits in the scant three-way surveys that have been conducted of the race to date. The independent candidate hopes to build on those numbers after being allowed to participate in a debate (to favorable reviews) with the major party nominees held in Louisville earlier this month.… Read more ...

Working Families Party to Charter Schools Lobby: Take Down Your Ad and Debate Us

A recent Families for Excellent Schools rally. (Photo: Facebook)

From Ross Barkan at Observer News:

The liberal Working Families Party penned a letter today to Families for Excellent Schools, the powerful pro-charter schools group, demanding they take down a controversial television advertisement and then debate a WFP official about the future of education.… Read more ...

Tax Wall Street Party Welcomes “Putin the Peacemaker” to New York

From the Tax Wall Street Party website:

The Tax Wall Street Party, alone among US political parties or organizations, today welcomes Russia’s President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin to the United States, greeting him as a peacemaker and a friend and benefactor of the American people. This spirited demonstration was viewed by thousands at the corner of 2nd Ave and East 47nd Street, not far from the United Nations Secretariat building, at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.… Read more ...