Thursday, July 26, 2012

SPUSA Presidential Candidate Alexander Comments on Obama "Gaffe"

26 July 2012
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LOS ANGELES, CA -President Obama is facing a massive smear campaign by right wing forces for pointing out the interconnectedness of society and how those with the most are benefiting from society. The Socialist Party USA Presidential ticket of Stewart Alexander and Alex Mendoza agree with this sentiment while, at the same time, pointing out that President Obama’s record raises questions as to whether his sentiment is genuine.

“It is not a Marxist idea nor a socialist idea that members of society support one another,” explains Alexander. “Even Adam Smith said, ‘We shall be sensible that without the assistance and co-operation of many thousands, the very meanest person in a civilized country could not be provided, […] the easy and simple manner in which he is commonly accommodated.’ Only a sociopath could deny it though capitalism does its best to ignore it.”

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Support a skatepark in Home Depot

18 July 2012

The Commons (Windham Co., VT)

"On Sunday, July 8, at a joint meeting of the Socialist Party Local and Liberty Union, the following resolution was agreed upon: 'In accordance with a policy of keeping Vermont green, we support a skateboard park in the former Home Depot building [in Brattleboro] and the preservation of the Crowell lot as it currently exists. We urge our candidates to make this a primary issue of their candidacies.'

The candidates for the Socialist Party/Liberty Union are: Owen M. Diamondstone-Kohout, state representative for Windham District 5 (Dummerston, Putney, Westminster); Ian Diamondstone, state representative for Brattleboro District 3; Aaron Diamondstone, state senate candidate for Windham County; Dan Eagle, governor; Ben Mitchell, lieutenant governor; Mary Alice (Mal) Herbert, secretary of state; Jessy Diamondstone, state treasurer; Jerry Levy, auditor; Rosemarie Jackowski, attorney general; Peter Diamondstone, U.S. Senate; and Jane Newton, U.S House of Representatives."

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Socialist Party Petitions to Place Two Indiana Legislative Candidates on Ballot

 9 July 2012

By: Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"The Indiana Socialist Party says it has collected enough signatures to place two legislative candidates on the November ballot. Both of them will be the only opponents to incumbents who are running for re-election. Ron Haldeman is running for State House, 94th district, against an incumbent Democrat. John Strinka is running for State House, 39th district, against an incumbent Republican. These are the first Socialist Party nominees to appear on the Indiana ballot since 1948...."

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Two Socialist Party Candidates Set to Challenge Indiana State Reps

9 July 2012

By: Eric Berman
WIBC Radio (Indianapolis - 93.1FM)

"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. ....  [Socialist candidate] John Strinka acknowledges it'll be difficult for a socialist to beat Torr in conservative Carmel, but charges right-to-work will destroy the only tool workers have to level the playing field with employers, by chipping away at collective bargaining...."

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Greens Challenge Third Parties, “Fight Against the Corporate Parties Not Each Other”

A Statement by Stewart Alexander, Socialist Party Candidate for President of the United States  

8 July 2012

Running for President as a Third Party candidate is a tough gig. Out on the campaign trail we are always outspent by the Democrats and Republicans, opposed in court by their fancy lawyers and harassed by their, mostly paid, political representatives. Worst of all, both of these corporate funded parties rely on fundamentally undemocratic ballot access laws to ensure their own dominance. I take this for granted – the Democrats and Republicans will resort to any dirty trick necessary to fend off a challenge from Third Party candidates. The big surprise of this election season is that another Third Party, the Illinois Green Party, not the Democrats and Republicans are the ones resorting to dirty tricks....  

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Justice Party, Socialist Party, Constitution Party Presidential Petitions in Illinois are Challenged

2 July 2012

By: Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"Late in the afternoon of July 2, challenges were filed against the presidential petitions of the Justice, Socialist, and Constitution Party petitions, along with a challenge to Michael W. Hawkins’ presidential petition, which uses the party label “Together Enhancing America.” No challenge appears to have been filed against the Libertarian petition or the Green petition. Challenges had to be in the office of the State Board of Elections by 5 p.m. Illinois time on July 2. The State Board of Elections does a good job of posting challenges very soon after they are filed, so the Libertarians and Greens seem safe, for president...."

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