Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Sawant calls for Seattle municipal broadband

sawant Techdirt reports that Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative is calling for municipal broadband for the city. Sawant writes, “Seattle would be the largest city in the country to implement municipal broadband. We should expect Comcast and CenturyLink to go to every length to keep their unchallenged duopoly in Seattle.… Read more ...

Tony Lane: For Tom Fiske ‘Revolutionary Politics Was Pure Enjoyment’

Tom Fiske

From Tony Lane at The Militant:

“Throughout his life Tom Fiske acted on the fact that the lessons learned in struggle through the 165 years of communist continuity are critical for the working class now, and that everything you do to build revolutionary communist parties in the United States and elsewhere today is decisive for the future of humanity,” said Socialist Workers Party National Committee member Norton Sandler at a spirited meeting here May 31 that celebrated the life and political contributions of a 50-year veteran and leader of the party.… Read more ...

Socialist Alternative: Beyond the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling

From the Socialist Alternative website:

The Next Steps In Queer Liberation

This month, the Supreme Court will rule on whether marriage rights should be given to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) people across the country. The fact the Court is hearing this case reflects a welcome shift in social attitudes brought about by decades of struggle and significant marriage equality victories in state after state.… Read more ...

Indianapolis Socialist Party USA at Indy Pride 2015

From the Socialist Party website:

The Indianapolis Socialist Party had a great time at Indy Pride this year. We had a rotation of around six members at our table throughout the event, handing out literature and engaging people in discussion. People seemed very responsive to our table, freely taking literature and signing up for our mailing list.… Read more ...

Scott McLarty: What’ll Happen to Bernie’s Political Revolution After Hillary Wins the Nomination?

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

From Scott McLarty in CounterPunch, forwarded to me by the DC Statehood Green Party:

The question needs to be asked. What will Bernie Sanders’ supporters do when “We need a political revolution” inevitably turns into “We must vote for the lesser evil”?

It seems like bad manners to bring up the likelihood that Mr.… Read more ...

Greens, PSL to Participate in U.S. Social Forum in Philadelphia

From the Green Party US website:

Want to join the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) at the U.S. Social Forum? This is a “convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change. It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity.… Read more ...

Bernie Sanders

Vermont Progressive Party Officials Endorse Bernie Sanders for President: “Give ‘em Hell, Bernie”

From the website of the Vermont Progressive Party progressiveparty.org:

BURLINGTON, VT— Earlier today Progressive elected officials publicly endorsed Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.

“We’re endorsing Bernie because we fundamentally believe our national debate needs to change,” said Progressive House Caucus Leader Rep. Chris Pearson (Chittenden 6-4).  Read more ...

Mark Wachtler Survives Possible Assassination Attempt

Mark Wachtler

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

If you thought Russia and China were the only places that political opposition leaders get assassinated, think again. In the early morning hours of June 6th, gun shots crashed through the windows at the home of one of America’s longest standing political opposition activists.… Read more ...

Tax Wall Street Party Accuses Julian Assange & Edward Snowden of Working for the CIA

tax-wall-streetFrom a Tax Wall Street Party email blast:

WHO CAN BELIEVE THE ASTONISHING ASSERTION THAT ASSANGE AND SNOWDEN ARE WORKING FOR THE CIA? WE CAN

At the most densely packed panel of this year’s Left Forum (conducted by the Tax Wall Street Party), attendees were startled to hear a new perspective on Left heros Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.… Read more ...

Bill Quigley: 40 Reasons Our Jails and Prisons are Full of Black and Poor People

From Bill Quigley at Liberation News, newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) reports 2.2 million people are in our nation’s jails and prisons and another 4.5 million people are on probation or parole in the US, totaling 6.8 million people, one of every 35 adults.… Read more ...

Maggie Trowe: Conference for Workers Active in Struggle Set for June 18-20

Maggie Trowe

Maggie Trowe

From Maggie Trowe at The Militant:

A three-day Active Workers Conference sponsored by the Socialist Workers Party is set for June 18-20 in Oberlin, Ohio. It will offer an opportunity for workers involved in labor battles, the fight for $15 an hour and a union, the movement against police brutality and defense of the Cuban Revolution to learn from talks, classes and informal discussion and debate.… Read more ...

Larry Holmes: What is the Left Going to Do About the Government’s Plan to Crush the Black Lives Matter Uprising?

baltimoreFrom WWP First Secretary and 2-time presidential candidate Larry Holmes at the Workers World Party website:

The government is planning to crush the Black Lives Matter uprising that swept the country in the aftermath of the rebellion against racist police violence in Ferguson, Mo., last year. The repression that is being prepared against this uprising will be far greater than the repression of the Occupy Wall Street movement because the Black Lives Matter uprising poses a vastly greater threat to the system.… Read more ...