Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Petition Demanding James Lane Be Included in April 14 Televised Debate

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From the Lane campaign website:

New York 1 and the Staten Island Advance are blocking James from participating in the only televised debate for the special election to be held on May 5th.

They claim their policy is only to include the “leading candidates”, a vague and arbitrary standard that is being used here to discriminate against independent political voices.… Read more ...

California Minor Parties File Reply Brief in State Supreme Court in Lawsuit Against Top-Two System

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On April 9, the Peace & Freedom Party of California, the Libertarian Party of California, and the Green Party of Alameda County filed this reply brief in Rubin v Padilla, the case pending in the State Supreme Court on whether the California top-two system injures voting rights.… Read more ...

Glenn Davis: Justice Party Believes It Can Change American Politics through Social Movement

From Glenn Davis at the Independent Voter Network:

The Justice Party shares its lofty ideals with many other third parties and progressive movements. Similar rhetoric is even put forth by Democrats and Republicans. So what makes the Justice Party different?

According to Jonathan Ruga, chairman of the Justice Party’s National Steering Committee, one of the key differences is the lack of exclusivity.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: “Death by Cop” in Los Angeles

From the Socialist Party USA website:

Folks from the Socialist Party L.A. and Ventura Locals joined today’s Death by Cop march in L.A. 617 coffins for 617 killed by LA law enforcement since 2000.

Participants convened on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors from the north, south, east, and west, staging die-ins along the way.… Read more ...