Sunday, January 27, 2008

Freedom Socialist Party Endorses SP-USA Candidates in PFP Primary

27 January 2008

In an open letter to their supporters on 26 January, the Los Angeles branch of the Freedom Socialist Party endorsed both Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander for the Peace and Freedom presidential primary on 5 Feburary, and called on people to register and vote Peace and Freedom in order to keep "a socialist alternative at the polls". The FSP argues for a vote for either Brian Moore or Stewart Alexander on the basis that they "support an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, full amnesty for undocumented immigrants, a $15 per hour minimum wage, healthcare for all, abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and steps toward a socialist economy". Specifically, the letter highlights voting for Alexander, though votes for either Brian or Stewart will help get the ticket on the ballot in California.

The Freedom Socialist Party is a Trotskyist and socialist-feminist political party based out of Seattle. In the past they have run their own candidates, as well as endorsing candidates of other socialist parties that they feel are most in line with their principles and goals. In addition to Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander, the FSP have also recommended voting for Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the PFP primary.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Socialist Presidential Ticket on Ballot in Vermont

22 January 2008

The Socialist Party presidential ticket of Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander gained ballot access in its first state on Monday, 21 January, when campaign volunteers in Vermont submitted more than 1,100 signatures to get Moore in the Liberty Union Party's presidential primary. Moore will be the only candidate competing for the Liberty Union Party's nomination. Since the primary election is binding, this guarantees that he and Alexander will appear as the Liberty Union ticket in the November general election.

The Liberty Union Party is a nonviolent socialist party in Vermont, which shares a number of members with the Socialist Party, and nominated the SP presidential tickets in 1980, 1988, 1996 and 2000.

Although Vermont is the first state where socialist ballot access has been officially confirmed, ballot access efforts are underway in several other states. The Moore/Alexander campaign hopes to gain ballot access in approximately twenty states where barriers are not too steep. Contact the campaign at or the Socialist Party's Campaign Clearinghouse at for more information about ballot access in your area.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Brian Moore
2008 Socialist Party Presidential Candidate
07 January 2008

Democratic Process Not So Easy For Minor Party Candidate Moore -- Several Miles from New Hampshire Border Where Major Party Candidates Campaign Effortlessly

Spring Hill, Florida -- Socialist Party USA Presidential Nominee Brian Moore was threatened with arrest Sunday afternoon by Brattleboro (Vermont) Police officers for petitioning in a supermarket parking lot to qualify on the presidential primary ballot of the Liberty Union Party of Vermont. The primary is scheduled for March 5th.

The manager of Hannaford Supermarkets in Brattleboro repeatedly ordered Moore, in a hostile voice, to leave the large mall parking lot because it was private property and owned by the store. Moore and his three colleagues stood their ground and refused to leave claiming they had a constitutional right to participate in a democratic process in a public area so that he could be a qualified presidential candidate in Vermont...

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