Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Communist Party Publication Profiles Former Libertarian Party Presidential Hopeful Russell Means

Russell Means

From People’s World, newspaper of the Communist Party:

This date in 1939 marks the birth of Russell Charles Means, Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people, political activist, and film and television actor. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage.… Read more ...

Patrick Ayers: Five Reasons Why You Should Join Socialist Alternative Right Now

From Patrick Ayers at the Socialist Alternative website:

1. We are helping lead the fight back against the 1%

Socialist Alternative is the organization that launched the campaign that got Kshama Sawant elected to the city council in Seattle. We used the victory to build a movement that won the first $15/hour minimum wage in a major US city, which has now spread rapidly across the US.… Read more ...

Workers World Party Nominates Monica Moorehead for President

On November 8th, 2015 at the party’s national conference in New York City, the Workers World Party announced its presidential ticket for 2016. Monica Moorehead, the party’s ’16 candidate, was also the WWP nominee in 1996 and 2000. Her running mate is Lamont Lilly.

Moorehead scored the highest vote total for the WWP in a presidential election in 1996 with over 29,000 votes.… Read more ...

Online Survey: Should the Justice Party Endorse Bernie Sanders?

From the Justice Party website:

In the field of presidential candidates, there is one who is in alignment with most of the Justice Party’s platform, and who is certainly addressing our mission of Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice: Bernie Sanders. From Iowa to Hew Hampshire through Super Tuesday and beyond, Democratic voters will be deciding whether to continue supporting politics as usual, or whether they will select an Independent to lead their party.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant, Socialist City Councilmember in Seattle, Appears to Win Re-Election

Kshama Sawant

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Kshama Sawant, the Seattle city councilmember who was elected four years ago, appears to have been re-elected. See this story. The race is non-partisan, but she is a member of Socialist Alternative.

From the article cited, written by Daniel Beekman:

Sawant called Tuesday’s returns “a strong victory for all working people, for the socialist movement.” She cautioned her followers that the night’s results were just “the first drop,” but that she expects her lead to grow as more ballots are counted.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party Rejoins Board of Coalition for Free & Open Elections

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE) has existed starting in 1985. It is a loose coalition of nationally-organized minor parties and other groups that support fair play for independent candidates and minor parties. Recently the Prohibition Party re-joined the COFOE board.… Read more ...

Socialist Alternative: Why Rent Control? An Interview with Kshama Sawant

Kshama Sawant

From the Socialist Alternative website:

Rent Control, Rent Control! Make Our Cities Affordable!

As housing prices skyrocket nationally and internationally, the idea of rent control is again on the rise. In addition to becoming a central debate in Seattle elections this year, new rent control laws were recently passed in Richmond, California, and in Berlin, Germany.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA nominates Mimi Soltysik for President, Angela Walker for VP


Ballot Access News reports that the Socialist Party USA’s 2016 nominating convention, being held in Milwaukee, has selected Mimi Soltysik for President and Angela Walker for Vice-President.

Soltysik was the campaign manager for the party’s 2012 ticket, and in 2014 ran for California State Assembly. He is also the co-chair of the national party, and editor of The Socialist magazine.… Read more ...

Working Families Party Now has Organizations in Nine States and D.C.

working-familiesFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

According to this article, the Working Families now has organizations in nine states and the District of Columbia. The jurisdictions in which it is now organized, but in which it isn’t on the ballot, are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and D.C.… Read more ...

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 ...