Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

John McDevitt: Join the #Selfies4Kwadir Social Media Push

From John McDevitt at Liberation News, newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

Kwadir Felton was shot in the face, leaving him legally blind, by a racist Jersey City “cowboy” cop. Last year, Kwadir began serving a 16 year sentence on fabricated charges promoted by the Jersey City police.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: Should Socialists Align with Greens and Liberals?

At a Capitol rally: progressive U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, whom Socialist Alternative is urging to run for president. Courtesy photo

From Elias Holtz in Freedom Socialist Newspaper:

In the November 2014 election season, voter participation hit a record low. This is more than just a mid-term slump. Voters are increasingly alienated from the two major parties.… Read more ...

Socialists Protest to Close Guantanamo, Support Healthcare Worker Strike

Two short blurbs from the Socialist Party USA website:

Northern NJ Local Members Help Kick Off Week of Action to Close Guantanamo/ End Torture

Northern NJ Local members joined member of NJ Peace Action to kicking off a week of actions to close Guantanamo and end torture.

Socialist Party L.A. Local at the NUHW/Kaiser Mental Health Clinician’s Strike

Gabe and Mimi from the Socialist Party Los Angeles Local lent their support to the striking Kaiser mental health clinicians in front of the Kaiser facility in West Los Angeles.… Read more ...

David North: “Free Speech” Hypocrisy in the Aftermath of the Attack on Charlie Hebdo

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From Socialist Equality Party National Chairman David North at the World Socialist Web Site:

The attack on the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo has shocked the public, which is horrified by the violent deaths of 12 people in the center of Paris. The video images, viewed by millions, of the gunmen firing their weapons and killing an already-wounded policeman have imparted to Wednesday’s events an extraordinary actuality.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: California State Appeals Court Hearing Goes Badly for Minor Parties

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On January 15, the California State Appeals Court based in San Francisco heard oral arguments in Rubin v Bowen, the case in which minor parties sued to overturn the top-two primary system on the grounds that the system disenfranchises voters in the general election who wish to vote for minor party candidates.… Read more ...

Toya Mileno Speech to Public Forum on Sony Hack and Cyber Warfare

From Toya Mileno at Liberation News:

This article is based on a talk given at a PSL public forum.

Good evening sisters and brothers, my name is Toya and I will be talking about the “Sony hack.”

I like this name because it can have multiple interpretations. You can think of the hack that happened to Sony, or you can think of this whole situation being a “hack” to yet another intervention abroad.… Read more ...

Socialist Equality Party: The State of American Society as 2015 Begins

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From Andre Damon at the World Socialist Web Site:

As the New Year begins, the social crisis gripping tens of millions of working people in the United States is worsening. Hunger, poverty and long-term joblessness remain at the highest levels in decades, while vital social services continue to be slashed.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party Launches Ballot Drive for DC City Council

Glova Scott, right, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council Ward 4 in Washington, D.C.

From Anne Parker at The Militant, newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party:

Supporters of Glova Scott, Socialist Workers Party candidate for City Council in Ward 4 here, began efforts Jan. 3 to collect double the required 500 signatures to put her on the ballot for the April 28 election.… Read more ...

Jackie Mautner: Rest in Peace, Leelah Alcorn

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From Jackie Mautner at Liberation News, newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL):

The recent death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has sparked discussion about the need to “fix society,” in the words she used in her tragic suicide note. Her story is one that is all too common for girls like her who struggle to find acceptance among family members, friends, teachers, and of course society in general.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Green, Socialist Kicked Off Chicago 2015 Election Ballot

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

Next month, municipalities in Illinois will hold Elections to choose Mayors, city officials and City Council members. In Chicago, 5 Mayoral candidates were kicked off the ballot leaving 4 to run against Mayor Emanuel. In the races for Chicago’s 50 City Council seats, there are currently 198 candidates with 33 of them still fighting challenges to their ballot access petitions.… Read more ...

Tina Phillips: There Is Only One Way To Stop Torture

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Tina Phillips at The Socialist, official publication of the Socialist Party USA:

The US Senate Intelligence Committee recently put out a report on the Bush Administration’s torture program. It’s not pretty. There wasn’t anything that shocking about it. Much of that information came out when we learned about prisoner abuse at Abu Gharib.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation on the Killings at Charlie Hebdo Magazine

PSL statement posted to Liberation News:

The following is a statement from the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). For more information about the PSL, click here.

We will see in the coming days and weeks the broader political implications of the massacre of journalists at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris yesterday, January 7.… Read more ...