Thursday, May 31, 2012

Is Obama a socialist? I quizzed the experts, and they laughed

31 May 2012

By Steve Blow
Dallas Morning News

"Mendoza said he has to laugh when people refer to Obama as a socialist. Mendoza says he became a socialist precisely because Obama is so not a socialist....

Specifically, Mendoza cites the president’s health care plan as more of a gift to insurance companies than a move toward universal care. Then there were the corporate bailouts. And the stepped-up military action in Afghanistan and elsewhere...."

Read More

Friday, May 18, 2012

Obituary for J. Quinn Brisben, 1934-2012

18 May 2012 

By: Eric S.  
Solidarity Webzine 

"Along with anti-war activist David McReynolds and others, Quinn survived the Schachtman-era SP to run as the party’s vice-presidential candidate in 1976 alongside Frank Zeidler, and standing as the SPUSA’s presidential candidate in 1992 with vice-presidential candidate Barbara Garson. Quinn also became a committed disabilities rights activist, and many of his later-life arrests featured the bewildering sight of police separating Quinn and his comrades from their wheelchairs and walkers...."

 Read More

Thursday, May 17, 2012

USA 2012: I candidati minori

17 May 2012

By: Stefano Mentana
Termometro Politico (Italy)

"Il Partito Socialista degli Stati Uniti, fondato nel 1973, presente al momento in undici Stati, candiderĂ  il suo attivista Californiano Stewart Alexander, che nel 2008 era stato candidato come Vice presidente di Brian Moore...."

Read More

There are Other Third Party Candidates, You Know

17 May 2012

By TNR Staff
The New Republic

"This year’s presidential nominee for the Socialist Party USA is Stewart Alexander, who previously ran for mayor of Los Angeles in 1989 and finished seventh...."

Read More

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Socialist Party Candidate Finds Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance Wanting

16 May 2012
Contact: Lynn Lomibao
Email: media [at]

Los Angeles, CA – President Obama announced recently that he is personally for same-sex marriage, but believes the decision should be left up to the states. Many have cheered him on for taking the stance, but Socialist Party USA presidential candidate, Stewart Alexander, says that the stance is an appalling disregard of the human rights of homosexuals and bisexuals.

Read More

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Last Chance to Register for June Primary

15 May, 2012

By: Eamon Harbord
River Dell Patch (NJ)

"Incumbent Bob Menedez will have to wait till Wednesday to see who his challenger will be. Republican candidates include David Douglas Brown, current state senator Joe Kyrillos, Bader Qarmout and Joe Rullo. Ken Wolski (Green), Ken Del Vecchio (Libertarian), Greg Pason (Socialist), Jeff Boss (Independent), Larry Donahue (Independent) and Jonathan Maher (Independent) will also be on the ballot...."

Read More

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ron Paul Ends Campaign: Who Wins The Pot Vote?

14 May 2012

By: Nick Schou
OC Weekly (Orange Co., CA)

The good news is that you don't have to choose between Romney and Obama....There's someone named Stewart Alexis Alexander, who unlike Obama is an actual socialist from the Socialist Party USA...."

Read More

Monday, May 7, 2012

Socialist Party Presidential Ticket Defends Public Workforce; Defends the US Postal Service

7 May 2012
Contact: Lynn Lomibao 
Email: media [at]

Los Angeles, CA – The past few years have been marked by attacks on the public workers. In states such as Wisconsin, Republicans attacked the right of state employees to collectively bargain; in states such as Massachusetts, the Democrats did the same. Federal employees faced a two year pay freeze, despite rising wages in the private sector, followed by a hike in pension contributions for new employees, including those that have been federally employed for up to five years. The United States Postal Service is looking at turning back services and potentially laying off 80,000 workers due to a manufactured budget shortfall. The Socialist Party USA ticket of Stewart Alexander and Alex Mendoza say that this is part of a larger attack upon the working class for the benefit of the wealthiest 1%.

Read More

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Socialism, American Style: L.A. Comrades Look To 2012 Election

5 May 2012

By John Hobbs
Neon Tommy

"As socialists, we believe in socialized medicine,” Mendoza said. “In his health care act, he threw a bone to the insurance companies [with the individual mandate], giving them millions and millions of new customers and didn’t even consider single-payer.” Soltysik, who’s working as the campaign manager for Mendoza and his running mate Stewart Alexander, said the candidates’ experience in the working class makes them ideal for the Oval Office...."

Read More

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Presidential Primary Debates of A Different Stripe: Progressives Come to Los Angeles

2 May 2012

Karen Hilfman
Altadena Patch (California)

"Sunday’s debate was sponsored by the Peace and Freedom Party, with candidates running for the Party’s Presidential nomination.  They were Stewart Alexander (Socialist Party USA), Rocky Anderson (Justice Party), Stephen Durham (Freedom Socialist Party) and Peta Lindsay (Party of Socialism and Liberation).  Participants answered questions first from the moderator, author and journalist John Gabree, then from the audience.  Approximately 50-60 people attended at the Westside Peace Center in Culver City...."

Read More