ENG: The Socialist Party USA (SPUSA) is a multi-tendency democratic-socialist party in the United States. The party states that it is the rightful continuation and successor to the tradition of the Socialist Party of America, which had lasted from 1901 to 1972.
The party is officially committed to left-wing democratic socialism. The Socialist Party USA, along with its predecessors, has received varying degrees of support, when its candidates have competed against those from the Republican and Democratic parties. Some attribute this to the party having to compete with the financial dominance of the two major parties, as well as the limitations of the United States' legislatively and judicially entrenched two-party system. The Party supports third-party candidates, particularly socialists, ...
Washington - Most newspapers report only on candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties. However there are several other candidates for third parties running for the presidency. This article considers some third party candidates.
There are a number of libertarians within the Republican Party perhaps one of the best known being Ron Paul. However there is also a Libertarian Party with its own candidate for the presidency Gary Johnson. Johnson is a prominent U.S. politician having been governor of New Mexico from 1993 to 2003. His website can be found here.
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A long-dormant political party is set to return to the Indiana ballot in November: the Socialists.
The Socialist Party USA says it's gathered enough signatures to field the sole opposition in two state House districts that are about as different as they can be. Carmel Republican Jerry Torr authored Indiana's new right-to-work law. But Indianapolis Democrat Cherrish Pryor faces a reelection challenge from Socialist Ron Haldeman.
Haldeman notes Pryor used to work for the Indianapolis Chamber. He charges legislators have been too sympathetic to corporations, and says it should instead use ...
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The following is an interview with Socialist Party USA National Co-Chair, Billy Wharton. We discuss the past, present and future of the movement to get a better understanding of the Socialist Party.
Could you give a summary of the history of the Socialist Party, as you understand it?
Billy: In one sense, the history of the Socialist Party USA (SP-USA) is quite old. You can track our origins back to the formation of the old Socialist Party of America (SPA) in 1901. The SPA was the party of Eugene Debs and Norman Thomas and was seriously engaged in the class struggles of the 20th Century, ...
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Socialist Party USA Official Statement on North Korea
The threat of war is looming larger than ever before since the Armistice of 1953 between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United Nations. This current state of affairs is largely due to the careless saber rattling of both the US and North Korean governments. The Socialist Party USA remains unequivocally opposed [...]
National Convention Announcement!
The national convention of the Socialist Party shall have final authority in all matters of principles, policies, constitution, and national platform.. October 9-11, 2009 Newark Gateway Hilton Newark, NJ - Upcoming Deadlines: Delegate weights: Chartered States and Locals must submit delegate lists by August 15, 2009 At-Large delegates will be elected by mail ballot. Pre-convention [...]
Socialist Party USA: Shut Down Wall St.!
There is a Shut Down Wall St. page linked from the front page of the Socialist Party USA. Strangely, as of this time, I have not found other Socialist Parties commenting about the Occupy Wall Street protest, as I would have expected. They have a very short statement (“The Socialist Party USA supports the mobilizations [...]
Peace & Freedom Party Nominates Roseanne Barr-Cindy Sheehan Presidential Ticket
As reported on Ballot Access News, the socialist Peace & Freedom Party has nominated comedienne Roseanne Barr for president and selected anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan as her running mate at the party’s August 4 convention. The presidential nomination was completed after two ballots since Barr did not receive a majority in the first round of voting. In [...]