Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Peace and Freedom Party Invites Bernie Sanders to Seek their Presidential Nomination

Sen. Bernie Sanders

From the Peace and Freedom Party website:

This statement was adopted by the State Central Committee on November 16, 2014.

The Peace and Freedom Party deeply appreciates that many issues important to working people are raised by Bernie Sanders in the U.S. Senate and in the media.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation Holding Community Forum in DC on Ferguson & Civil Rights

Announcement via email blast from the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL):

Community Forum
From Montgomery to Ferguson: The Fight for Civil Rights Goes On
Showing of “Awakenings” from “Eyes on the Prize”
This Friday, Dec. 5
7:00 p.m.
617 Florida Ave. NW
Shaw/Howard Metro (Yellow/Green lines)

RSVP and share the event on Facebook!Read more ...

Socialist Alternative: Build a New Black Freedom Movement

From Chris Gray at the Socialist Alternative website:

The prospect of a new Black freedom movement has been raised through nearly three months of heroic protests by the youth of Ferguson. Like the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, which helped spark the Civil Rights Movement, Mike Brown’s murder symbolizes the systematic violence and oppression faced by millions of people of color in our society.… Read more ...

Socialist Party Members Take Part in Black Friday Protests

From the Socialist Party USA website:

Socialist Party members (as individuals and as part of Locals) took part in pickets outside of WalMart this “Black Friday”.

Albany- Members took part in the Black Friday actions in Glenmont, NY. Dan K joined about 100 labor activists there.

Chicago- Members took part in the Cicero, IL Action/ From Art Kazar “I wore my SP button and met a fellow IWW member.… Read more ...

Socialist Equality Party: Political Lessons of the Ferguson Whitewash

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From Joseph Kishore at the World Socialist Web Site:

Monday night’s announcement by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch that police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged is being seen throughout the country and around the world as a judicial travesty.

From the beginning, the process leading up to the final decision was rigged for one purpose and one purpose only: to protect the cop who murdered unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.… Read more ...

Oregon Progressive Party Statement Regarding Ferguson Protests

By David Delk at the Oregon Progressive Party website:

The Oregon Progressive Party (OPP) stands in solidarity with the people of Ferguson MO in their struggles for justice in a system based on injustice, especially for those whose skins are black or brown. The immediate issue is the killing by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, of a young black man, Michael Brown, compounded by the refusal by the local grand jury to indict that officer on any charge.… Read more ...

Philadelphia Socialists Join Ferguson Solidarity Protest

From the Socialist Party USA website:

The Philadelphia Local of the Socialist Party participated in the national wave of actions immediately following the lack of indictment of Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, MO PD in the coldblooded murder of Michael Brown.

On Monday the 24th, immediately following the announcement, Local member Marc Train went to the preplanned rally point at Philadelphia City Hall where over a few hundred activists had already been gathering in anticipation.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant Arrested During SeaTac Protest

Kshama Sawant

From Sarah Harvard at The Huffington Post:

Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday night while protesting workers’ wages at Alaska Airlines’ Seattle headquarters.

A reverend and two airport workers were also arrested on disorderly conduct charges. The protesters spent about five hours in jail before Working Washington, an organization that advocates for equal pay, posted the $500 bail for each of them, according to The Seattle Times.… Read more ...

Socialist Alternative Calls for Further Protest over Ferguson Decision

A Socialist Alternative statement

The Grand Jury acquittal of Darren Wilson was rigged. The entire criminal justice system is a racist set-up to criminalize black youth. Over a million are in prisons for non-violent offenses while the real criminals on Wall Street never see the inside of a prison cell. Four times a week, a black man is killed by the cops or racist murderers like George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s killer.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation Statement on President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

From Liberation News, Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

After winning limited concession, step up the fight for full equality!

Granting a concession to years of struggle from immigrant workers and youth, President Obama announced new immigration policies on November 20 that will provide temporary protection from deportation to roughly 4 to 5 million undocumented immigrants.… Read more ...

Seattle Times: Activists in Alternative Parties Discuss Cooperating in State

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Excerpt from this Seattle Times article, written by Joseph O’Sullivan:

It sounds like the start of a joke: A libertarian, a socialist, an anarchist and a Green Party member walk into a room.

But at the Traditions Cafe on Sunday night, representatives of the four disparate political movements took seats on a low riser in front of a crowd of about 40.… Read more ...

Report from Workers World Party National Conference

FIST youth lead the conference in singing the Internationale.

From Monica Moorehead at the Workers World Party website:

The stage banner in a school auditorium in Queens, N.Y., said it all: “Workers World Party stands in solidarity with Gaza, Ferguson and Ayotzi! Down with capitalism! Fight for socialism!”

This theme resonated on Nov.… Read more ...