Category Archives: Socialist/left parties

Jerry White: The Political Significance of the US Oil Workers’ Strike

Jerry White

From three time Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White at the World Socialist Web Site:

More than 5,000 refinery workers in the United States are striking against the largest oil conglomerates in the world in a fight for improved living standards and working conditions. Although the United Steelworkers (USW) leadership has deliberately limited the struggle—calling out less than one-fifth of the 30,000 oil workers it organizes—the strike is a harbinger of a renewal of open class struggle in the United States with far-reaching implications in the US and internationally.… Read more ...

Marianne Williamson: Welcome to Sister Giant 2015!

Marianne Williamson ran for Congress in California in 2014 as an Independent.  Please note that Bernie Sanders will be the keynote speaker at this weekend event, and that there will be live streaming available.

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Dear Friends,

I’m delighted to announce our next SISTER GIANT Conference, to be held March 28-29, 2015, Live in Los Angeles as well as Livestreamed.

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Vermont Progressive Party: ‘Legislators Propose Menu of Options to Help Working Vermonters’

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An informal coalition of Progressives and Democrats in the Vermont House of Representatives think income inequality is hurting Vermont’s working families and want to see policy that addresses this challenge. Using data from the Vermont Department of Taxes the group point out that income growth between 2009 and 2012 overwhelmingly went to those at the top of the economic ladder.… Read more ...

Tax Wall Street Party Has Questions for Pablo Iglesias of Podemos

podemosFrom Webster G. Tarpley at TARPLEY.net:

Professor Pablo Iglesias of the Complutense University likes to present himself as the Spanish version of Alexis Tsipras, the widely admired anti-austerity leader of the Syriza Party of Greece. The Syriza government in Athens obviously needs allies in the ministerial councils of the European Union, so a Podemos government in Madrid would be a great advantage.… Read more ...

PSL: Cops kill every 8 hours in 2015

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Police sniper targets protesters in Ferguson, Mo., 2014

Richard Becker in Liberation News, Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

One could easily get the impression from watching the corporate mass media or listening to public officials like President Obama and FBI director James Comey that the police death toll is rising rapidly and policing is an especially deadly occupation.… Read more ...

Chicago Socialist Mayoral Candidate Calls for Solidarity with Oil Strike

Dan Fein

From Ilona Gersh at The Militant:

Dan Fein, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Chicago, is kicking the socialist campaign into high gear heading towards the Feb. 24 election here. Over the last few days, Fein visited workers on Chicago’s southeast side; attended the Illinois Farmers Union convention in Altamont; joined striking oil workers on the picket line in Whiting, Indiana; and spoke on the challenges facing working farmers at a Feb.… Read more ...

Workers World: Oakland, Calif., WWP hosts resistance fighters

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Terri Kay at Workers World:

Imani Henry
Imani Henry

Oakland, Calif. — At a Workers World Party meeting here on Jan. 31, Imani Henry asked the audience, “How do we ratchet it up in 2015, the year of resistance?” Henry is a longtime activist in the anti-police brutality, anti-war and lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer movements in the U.S.… Read more ...

Eugene Ruyle: Save the South Central Farm (Again)

Sign showing local support for South Central Farm

From Eugene Ruyle at the Peace and Freedom Party website:

For twelve years, from 1994 to 2006, the South Central Farm was an oasis of ecological diversity in the industrial wasteland of South Central Los Angeles. In 1994, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley dedicated the land that became the South Central Farm to the people, selling it to the Harbor Department which issued a permit for its agricultural use under the supervision of the L.A.… Read more ...

Mark Wachtler: US Socialist Parties warn of US-Russia War


Russians march through Moscow for peace in Ukraine. In the US, the same pro-peace demonstrators are called “low-life scum” by a powerful pro-war US Senator. Image courtesy of Reuters/Maxim Shemetov.

Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

February 14, 2015. Washington. (ONN) America is currently fighting in more wars than its citizens seem aware of.… Read more ...

New York Conservative Party is Unhappy that Rob Astorino is Going Ahead with “Reform Party”

Rob Astorino

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This article says that Rob Astorino, the Republican nominee for Governor of New York last year, is going ahead with plans to change the name of his puppet party, “Stop Common Core Party”, to “Reform Party.” The story also says the Conservative Party of New York asked him not do this, but to no effect.… Read more ...

Justice Party: ‘A New President Obama?’

justicepartyusa.org:

Listening to President Obama’s state of the union speech and his recent proposals, you might wonder where this President was for the past six years. We hear calls for free tuition for community college students and support for Net Neutrality. Obama vows to veto the Keystone XL Pipeline and promises joint action with China on climate change.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Media Sends Hillary Message with Jill Stein Coverage

Jill Stein announces her exploratory committee for President in 2016, as well as her campaign website Jill2016.com. Image courtesy of C-SPAN.

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

The Green Party’s 2012 Presidential nominee, Dr. Jill Stein, broke the network black-out of opposition candidates four days ago when she held a press conference declaring that she had launched an exploratory committee for a 2016 Presidential bid.… Read more ...